Your Native ancestors were astronomers and surveyors on a mega scale
The People of One Fire proudly begins a new series on Native American astronomy and town planning.
Your Uchee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Apalache, Alabama, Kusabo, Maya, Creek and Shawnee ancestors were both very interested in the cosmos and also had a knowledge of it on par or exceeding their contemporaries across the Atlantic. There is no doubt about it. In fact, the Apalache-Creek calendar was more accurate than the Julian calendar used in Europe until the Gregorian calendar was introduced during the Renaissance. The Apalache solar calendar had twelve 30 day months, plus 5-6 “Leap Days” for the Green Corn Festival. The Apalache and Itsate priests precisely calculated the Winter and Summer Solstices each year and re-calibrated their calendars accordingly.
The priests of the Uchees and early cultures of South America were, in particular, interested in the meaning of time and space. The concentric circles that we see on petroglyphs, pottery and art in the Southeastern United States, Peru and Amazonia symbolized a portal through time and space. We saw in the BBC documentary on the Kogi-Tayrona People of Colombia that even today their priests drop pebbles into pools of water in boulders in order to see into the future and the past. Because of POOF’s recent discovery of the Uchee-Creek-South American connection, we finally understand the purpose of those thousands of hemispherical bowls that have been ground into boulders along major trade routes in the Southeast. They were locations where Native priests carried out identical rituals. It is no accident that most of the petroglyphic boulders in North Georgia also contain those hemispherical bowls.
Stargates in the Americas
One cannot help but notice that the “stargate” created for the Stargate television and movie series bore strong resemblance to the traditional motif that we see on boulders and art in the Southern Highlands of the USA, southwestern Ireland, southern Scandinavia, southwestern Spain and the Andean Region of South America. Does this symbol and the use of water ripples recall an actual stargate device that were used by extraterrestrials to visit with our ancestors and Bronze Age peoples in Northwestern Europe? I don’t know.
The existence of star gates are a part of the traditions of the Mayas, Georgia Creeks and Lakotas. According to Georgia Creek tradition, there were stargates on the top of great spiral mounds near Elberton, GA and Macon, GA, plus on top of the Kenimer Mound in the Nacoochee Valley in the Northeast Georgia Mountains. In our series we will be discussing massive achievements of surveying that precisely aligned the structures along a 12 mile corridor of the Ocmulgee River and the locations of towns across expanses of several hundred miles. As an experienced technical professional I cannot explain how they did it. SOMETHING unusual must have happened way back then.
I can say this, however. For most of my life until 1991, I thought that all UFO reports were hoaxes. Then hundreds of astonished people, including myself, looked up into the night time sky over the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to see three small reddish balls of light chasing a larger yellowish ball of light back and forth over Northwestern Virginia at incredible speeds. It only took them about 3-4 seconds to travel in zigzag paths from horizon to horizon. Eventually, the three attackers shot down their prey. It landed on Little North Mountain in the pasture of the Shenandoah County Treasurer. He described the disc shaped vehicle in detail the next day to the local newspaper. The disabled ship was only on his pasture for a few minutes before a massive ship appeared out of nowhere and lifted the craft into its interior. Then all of the UFO’s zipped up into the heavens. The meaning of Shenandoah is said to be either “Daughter of the Stars” or “People from the Stars.” What can you say, but OMG!
“Dumbing Down” by academicians concealed advanced Southeastern cultural achievements
During this series, which will be continue throughout the remainder of 2016, I will be applying my training in calculus, trigonometry, polar geometry and geospatial analysis at Georgia Tech to our ancestral towns, villages and shrines in the Southeast. Also, we will be looking at the fascinating research by astro-archaeologists Bill Romain of Ohio and Gordon Freeman of the University of Alberta, plus several brilliant architect-planners and forensic astronomers in Latin America.
The more one studies the religious shrines and town sites in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee, the more obvious it becomes that late 20th century archaeologists in the Southeast did a thorough job of “dumbing down” the cultural achievements of our ancestors. Initially, the primary reason was that the first generation of archaeologists to work here were from other parts of the nation and had only been educated about less advanced indigenous cultures elsewhere. The current situation can only be explained by abject conservatism and lack of intellectual curiosity. Fortunately, the Creek People are multi-ethnic in origin so that we were able to directly tie Creek traditions, words and towns to other regions of the Americas. These are all areas in which universities from around the Americas are continuing to concentrate their research. Clearly, scientific knowledge traveled back and forth between the regions of the Americas.
Continuing our virtual canoe journey down the Chattahoochee River
We will be continuing our journey down the Chattahoochee River that began in early 2016. The two series will intermingle with each other, because the Chattahoochee Valley abounds with advanced indigenous cultural achievements. In fact, we will kick off the series this weekend with an analysis of the Singer-Moye Site . . . a town that the Creeks called Potauli. Potauli’s town plan has the same alignment as Teotihuacan, a slight tilt to the southwest in order to align with the Pleiades Constellation. Oh there is something else . . . at least three major mound complexes in the Creek Motherland are perfectly aligned with the mouth of the Apalachicola River, but NOT on a north-south axis. They are Etula (Etowah), Potauli and Kolomoki . . . so it was necessary for somebody to survey a perfectly straight line, tilted about 4 degrees, for 309 miles (497.3 km) to accomplish this feat.
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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.
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