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Scandinavian Bronze Age Symbols Found in the Georgia Mountains

Scandinavian Bronze Age Symbols Found in the Georgia Mountains


The double keel enabled this boat to withstand the shock of tall waves.

People of One Fire has published these images before, but we have several new subscribers, who are curious about the meanings of the petroglyphs in the Southern Highlands.  These images will be a great deal of help in deciphering several of the petroglyphs.   The reason that I instantly recognized the Tugaloo Stone as being carved by Bronze Age Scandinavians was that two of the boats on the stone were obviously portrayals of a Hjörtspring båt (Elk Stag Running –  Boat).  The third boat, with a sail, appears to be Minoan or Phoenician.  While living in Landskrona, Sweden, I was fascinated by the exhibits in Southern Swedish and Danish museums that showed these lightly framed boats zipping up and down the Oresund Channel and on to the British Isles.  The larger Hjörtspring båterna (boats) were quite capable of crossing oceans.  It is highly significant that geneticists have recently discovered that the Irish Red Deer (Elk in American English) originated in southern Scandinavia, not Britain. Little did I know that in February 2017 that fascination with an odd looking Bronze Age boat would enable a major discovery in Northeast Georgia, which directly related to the origin of the Uchee People.


The three engraved sides of the Tugaloo Stone.  The end of the rock appears to be an indecipherable Scandinavian Bronze Age writing system.



These petroglyphs in Nyköping, Sweden date from about 2000 BC.  They also appeared first in the Georgia Mountains and later, in early Maya writing.




Types of Swedish Bronze Age boats. Note the similarity to the boats on the Tugaloo Stone.


Some of the thousands of petroglyphs at Taljesta, Sweden. Note the elks (red deer) in the boat – upper left.



These symbols on a rock near where I lived in Sweden are also in North Georgia.


This is a section of famous petroglyphs in Tanum, Sweden.  It appears to be a mark a great sea battle.  Not in this image are larger Phoenician type ships.


This same mysterious script appears on an 8 feet tall stone stela found at the entrance to the Nacoochee Valley in NE Georgia.


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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



    Richard, You have found absolute evidence that the Bronze age people of Scandinavia (Denmark) were able to cross the Ocean. Congratulations!!! The Universities of this Country have done a terrible job regarding this land’s ancient history… even refusing to agree with the evidence. With so many Celtic symbols and earthworks found on the Easter Seaboard sites and with the terrible job the Universities have done with History, I won’t rule out many Sea port locations of those people as well. It’s now may understanding that many Sea fairing peoples made it here by boats. Like the Native elders had always said. “and the whole world shall be deceived” seems to be truer by the day?

    • Mark, take a look at the Bilbo Mound. It was a man made island in a round port that was connected to the Savannah River with a man made canal. The mound was originally constructed around 3545 BC!!!!! That sounds like something that might have been built by Atlantis.


    Richard, Yes people still remember that old city…for some reason. As stated by the Sais Egyptian priest it was built with concentric circles with a canal to the Sea.. so a simple symbol of a circle and a straight line might have been it’s sign? One of the symbols in that Bronze age ship. I read an article that someone was mining iron ore back to 3100 BC in the Sinai but we are still taught the iron age began around 1200 BC? Seems to me, a kingdom preceded Egypt and was using iron tools /weapons… Probably some of those that survived that Kingdom of Atlantis (as called by the Greeks). They continued building these circular Seaport cities where they traveled to and perhaps helped build the Pyramids of Giza? Some say King Solomon’s Temple design was based on their temple and was faced toward the West. N 31.7 runs right to Georgia.

    • Yes! The Jewish refugees coming to the Southeast were well aware that Macon, GA had the same latitude as Jerusalem. That is why they called their new colony, New Jerusalem.


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