Swedish Bronze Age Mounds . . . evidence of a Pan-Atlantic Culture
Two years after seeing a Kekchi Maya woman in the Guatemalan Highlands, who was identical to my Granny Ruby (Mahala), I stumbled upon yet another mystery of human appearance. Lena, the best friend of my Swedish girlfriend, Britt Månsson . . . was a spitting image of several of my female cousins. Her facial structure is IDENTICAL to that of my sister. She said that she was descended from the Gamla Folk (Ancient People) who inhabited southern Sweden before the Germanic Swedes and “Red-Haired” People arrived. Like everyone in my mother’s extended family (and Creek singer, Carrie Underwood) Lena had a pronounced chin, modest nose, flat face and pronounced cheek bones. These are common features of Creek descendants from eastern and central Georgia, who also have a lot of Uchee heritage. (Britt was a law school student and President of the College Division of the Center Party.)
It should be made very clear. The Bronze Age people of Sweden, Denmark and western Ireland were Eurasians with tan skin, dark hair, brown eyes and southeast Asian noses. They would have easily passed for mixed-blood Muskogean and Uchee descendants today. So we are talking about peoples on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean, who were not terribly different in appearance . . . not Vikings. Those in Scandinavia did not speak the Northern Germanic languages, spoken today in Scandinavia. The Alekmani People of the Georgia Coast and Northeast Georgia did have an Archaic Swedish name (Medicine Men). Therefore they couldn’t have possibly arrived in the New World until the very late Bronze Age or Iron Age.
There is very little difference between pottery and mounds produced by the the Deptford Culture cordmarked beakerware of Georgia and cordmarked beakerware of contemporaneous peoples of southern Sweden and southwestern Ireland. Somehow . . . there was a Pan-Atlantic Culture, both along the coast of North America, the copper-bearing region of the Great Lakes and in the maritime regions of Northwestern Europe that lasted until around 1200 BC, when a massive hurricane or tsunami inundated most of Denmark and the coastal regions of southern Sweden. After this holocaust other peoples began settling in southern Scandinavia and its cultural similarities to the peoples of the Lower Southeast diminished. The cultural ties seemed to have completely ended by the beginning of the Iron Age around 500 BC. However, apparently for some period after that cultural change, the peoples on both sides of the Atlantic were aware of the existence of peoples on the other side. Perhaps some intermittent voyages continued.
I was seeing many other things around Landskrona, Sweden that “just didn’t make sense.” There were many, many earthen mounds that were the same age and same construction as those in the Southeastern United States and Ohio Valley. On both sides of the Atlantic, the mounds began as tombs built out of logs. Even the core of Mound C at Etowah Mounds was a log sepulcher. However, it contained the famous Itza Maya style marble statues, plus the dismembered skeletons of three humans. This is the only possible example of human sacrifice known in Georgia.
At numerous locations along the Öresund Channel, where Landskrona was located, there were symbols carved into boulders that were identical to traditional Creek and Uchee sacred symbols. Only in recent years, have I discovered that all but a couple of petroglyphic boulders in northern Georgia have identical symbols to either those in southern Sweden or those in southwestern Ireland.
In the Landskrona City Museum was a large section devoted to the region’s Copper Age and Bronze Age Culture. Landskrona was at the center of the sophisticated Scandinavian Bronze Age civilization. The copper ingots, hatchets, bracelets and tools in the Landskrona museum were identical to those in the Etowah Mounds Museum, northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. These puzzling memories stayed in the back of my head for decades and are only now being explained.
Images of mounds in Southern Sweden
Where do we go from here?
The Swedish Connection is not a theory. There is no way that most of the petroglyphs in North Georgia could be identical to those either in southern Sweden or southwestern Ireland without there being “close encounters of a third kind.” Individual river valleys in Georgia’s Gold Belt either have Swedish or Irish/Scottish petroglyphs. The problem that we have now is that Southeastern archaeologists face ridicule from their peers, if they attempt to investigate the evidence. Worse still . . . state and federal federal government agencies operate in Byzantine political environments. Here is an example of what I have to put up with.
In 1934, Smithsonian archaeologist, James Ford, found numerous bronze and iron weapons and tools along the banks of the Altamaha River, plus many 16th century Spanish and French (yes, French) artifacts. These were put on display at the museum of the Santo Domingo State Park near Darien, GA. After World War II, the state park was converted into a state orphanage, because there was a glut of orphans and unwanted illegitimate children in the state. The Ford artifacts were put in boxes and apparently forgotten.
In 2014, while I was in Savannah to receive an award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, I drove down to Darien to visit with the staff of the Fort King George State Historic Site. They were in somewhat of a turmoil because the male site director had just been fired for no reason other than being a male then replaced by a female site director with no background in Colonial History. Nevertheless, the staff became extremely interested when I showed them the report from James Ford. They offered to go through all the records and find out what had happened to the artifacts at the Santo Domingo Museum.
Now . . . I noticed that a Georgia Bureau of Investigation car had followed me along the whole route. I was doing nothing illegal (as always) so I figured if the agent wanted to actualize his delusions, let him do it. I would just do my thing. You see . . . back in 1998, a retired Marine, who had gotten a job as an investigator solely because he was a veteran, decided that because I worked for three months in Sweden and then traveled for three months in Europe, I was a draft evader and Marxist. Actually, at that time, no one was being drafted and I was an inactive Naval Reserve Officer anyway. Until I was in my mid-40s, I could tell no one that I also was watching ships of the Soviet Baltic Fleet pass Ven and Soviet subs come out of the water near Ven, while frolicking with Britt the Svenska Flicka. Because of the shallow water in that part of the Oresund, all submarines heading out to the Atlantic had to surface. However, in modern day American politics, facts rarely get in the way of delusional hatred.
So began 20 years of non-stop attacks on my personal and professional life by right-wing Georgia cops. They would call up women I had dates with to tell them that I was a serial killer, bisexual, a pedophile, a predator of college coeds or all of the above. If that didn’t work, the cops would threaten to plant drugs in the cars of their teenage children. For the record, Britt was a 23 year old college coed, but she came up to me to introduce herself in the city hall plaza (Rådhusplats) and I was also 23. Guess you could say that I was a helpless victim of a predatory Swedish college coed. LOL Oh, the horror of it all!
The jerks would also call up architecture clients and threaten tax audits, if they hired me for any more projects. When I ignored 18 year-old wannbe models, with heavy makeup and bleached blond hair (just graduated from Yeehaw High School) who were posing as underage teens, the cops assumed that I was gay. That started eight years of trying to find some evidence with your tax money that I was a homosexual, which now not illegal anyway. Democratic, Native American, African American and Latin American law officers never bothered me in anyway and several times apologized to me for what the white neo-Nazi officerswere doing.
Suddenly, the director got a phone call. When she returned from the phone conversation, she called all the staff into her office. After that point, no one on the staff would talk to me. Anything I could say beyond that point, would be speculative. And the beat goes on . . .
Latest posts by Richard Thornton (see all)
- Video : Mesoamerican Giants . . . the legends and the facts - February 20, 2019
- Drug companies appear to be targeting Native American tribes - February 19, 2019
- Video: Same “Bullseye” stone circles in Southern Sweden and Georgia - February 18, 2019
- Footnote: A Mediterranean word in Nahuatl (Aztec) - February 17, 2019
- Video: Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism in Central Mexico - February 17, 2019