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Youtube . . . the Metcalf and Tugaloo Stones – Part 3 of series

Youtube . . . the Metcalf and Tugaloo Stones – Part 3 of series


These two stones would radically change the history books, if historians knew that they existed!

In Part Three of our series on the Georgia Petraglyphs, we look at two stones, which provide absolute proof that Bronze Age explorers came to the Southeast.  Numerous internationally recognized experts have stated that the Metcalf Stone contains an early form of Minoan Linear A script . . . but archaeological publications and websites continue to label it a hoax.  None of the authors of these articles have ever even seen the stone.  Personally, I have not run across an author of one of these articles, who is even an expert on Minoan writing systems, much less knows about the ancient architectural history of Georgia.  It’s just . . . the Metcalf Stone would mess of up their belief system.

The Tugaloo Stone is a different matter.  Few people even know it exists, even though it has sat in the same location since around 1796 and has been owned by the State of Georgia since 1955.  The problem there is the stone has been sitting upside down and someone in the archaeological profession labeled it “an early form of Cherokee writing” long ago.   The People of One Fire is doing something about that!  In addition, the stone contains engravings of three Bronze Age boats, plus many Bronze Age Scandinavian navigation and astronomical symbols.


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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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    Very interesting, well done!
    Thanks Richard


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