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Two types of stone circles being identified

Two types of stone circles being identified


Update on the Soque River Basin Study

We are finding two types of stone circles in our survey.  The more common type is like the one above, which is in back of my house.  These are about ten feet in diameter, have much larger rocks at the north and south end and often have an inner circle of smaller rocks like Stonehenge, England.   These are on the flanks of mountains or the tops of hills.  The less common type is oval, located on mountain ridges and about 100 to 150 feet in diameter on its long dimension.

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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, Xavier Guichard is a French man that discovered some important facts about stone monuments emulating from the capital of the Gaul’s. The stone age man of Europe, Asia minor, Middle East and Egypt made stone monuments ley lines associated with a 15 degree main line compass. “This seems to be a possible connect Alaise was the hub of an archaic, yet very precisely surveyed, radial system of 24 ley lines which emanated from Alaise, in all directions, one ley line every 15 degrees of 360, and along these ‘ley-lines’ were also located ancient settlements named with etymological affinity to the town-name of the ley line system’s hub, Alaise” You have found some Native cities built at a 15 degree angle from North. You might check the North 15 degree line and see some more stone markers. Best of luck!!

    • Mark, you are welcome to come help us find and check out those stone circles. Tomorrow is a good time. It will be snowing. LOL


        Berrrrr!!! No. That hub system reminds me of the Native American first written script found being used in Western Virginia in the 16th century…do you know if the Georgia Creeks used it and what did they call it?

        • No I don’t! We are still trying to find that bison calf painting, given to King George!


        I will gladly join you! I used to live in Montana so snow doesn’t scare me.

        On a more serious note, I would like to be involved. I am a sculptor that has skills like rubber mold making and 3d scanning that could be useful. I live very near where I am guessing you are – my home looks out over the Sautee valley. I am guessing you can get my email from this post?

        • Thank you! You will be contacted soon by extraterrestrials living in the Sautee Valley.


            Awesome, I will look for a ship soon! I have a small but good landing space on the mountain top! There also is a good landing spot behind Sweetwater Coffeeshop. I assume you can see my email from this post? I have a quite a bit of free these days.

            Sadly there was no snow. I was really looking forward to seeing the white stuff.


    Richard please send me your current e-mail address. I have a question. Thanks!


    Hey Rich , Have you heard about the 3000yr old quinoa that was found in Ontario ?


    Article was in Archaeology website. They think the quinoa was grown in Kentucky-Tennessee area, processed there & then got to Canada via a long distance trade network. Hedging their bets they said they didn’t think it was grown in Ontario but then again it could have been. Typical eurocentric thinking.

    • That makes sense. The 17th century French maps show NE Tennessee occupied by tribes and towns with Panoan (Peruvian) names.


    My Mothers Grand Mother was Cherokee. I live in Carrollton and married an ancestor of Chief Mcintosh.
    Work in Heard county and have became familure creek villages near Brush Creek on the Chattahoochee River.
    There is a mound hear and park ranger Steve says this was one of the main villages.


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