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Canada's Suntemple predates Stonehenge ?

 
 
Reply Sat 31 Jan, 2009 05:48 pm
a maverick scientist claims to have discovered a "cairn/suntemple" near brooks , alberta , that predates stonehenge and the pyramids .
hbg


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Alberta sun temple has 5,000-year-old calendar

EDMONTON " An academic maverick is challenging conventional wisdom on Canada's prehistory by claiming an archeological site in southern Alberta is really a vast, open-air sun temple with a precise 5,000-year-old calendar predating England's Stonehenge and Egypt's pyramids.

Mainstream archeologists consider the rock-encircled cairn to be just another medicine wheel left behind by early aboriginals. But a new book by retired University of Alberta professor Gordon Freeman says it is in fact the centre of a 26-square-kilometre stone ``lacework" that marks the changing seasons and the phases of the moon with greater accuracy than our current calendar.


link to full story :
http://www.thestar.com/News/Canada/article/579301

http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/cb/66/0f6120414d1cba5136a9a2bb8241.jpeg

An aerial view of a 5,000-year-old stone cairn and other structures in southern Alberta that a maverick Edmonton scientist believes are the central features of an ancient sun temple and calendar that accurately marks the solstices and the equinoxes.

http://www.canadarentals.net/images/brooks_alberta_map.gif

brooks is located in southern alberta - on the "trans-canada highway" about halfway between calgary and the saskatchewan border
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 31 Jan, 2009 05:52 pm
interesting, i wonder what the historical implications will be
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 02:01 am
I just spent a couple of minutes checking out other pre-historic solar observatories. About 2,300 years ago at Chankillo in Peru, the locals constructed a series of towers to track the sun. And none of your 'holes in the ground that could have held posts that might have been intended to track astronomical events" - 13 carefully constructed stone towers
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42629000/jpg/_42629987_solartop_203.jpg


However, this one is a real beauty! A neolithic observatory in Europe!!
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The current issue of Archaeology [volume 59, number 4, July/August 2006] reports the excavation and reconstruction of a 7,ooo year old circular henge in Germany. Built around 4600 B.C., this wooden henge predates both Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Egypt. Combining GPS and archaeological findings, researchers claim:
". . .the two southern gates of the henge marked the start of the summer and winter solstice, making the enclosure possibly the world's oldest solar observatory."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goseck_circle
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 09:34 am
@hamburger,
That would certainly change a few opinions on Canadian history!
hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 09:39 am
@ehBeth,
it seems that we all are a little older than we'd like to admit ...
hbg

snap from a recent gathering of a2k "seniors" - sprightly looking bunch , aren't they ?
hbg

http://www.fightinphilsfans.com/Jewish-Old-Men.jpg
Sglass
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 12:55 pm
Now the question is: Who occupied the area at the time.

More Mr. Hamburger
Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 12:59 pm
@Sglass,
Well i'm sure it will earn the good professor a few bucks in his retirement.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 01:00 pm
@Sglass,
it was a pretty mixed society, indigenous people, atlanteans, lizard people and space aliens
dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 05:30 pm
@djjd62,
Nothing much has changed then.
djjd62
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 05:32 pm
@dadpad,
the lizard people all go to florida in the winter these days
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 05:49 pm
@hamburger,

Damn! I don't remember Gus carrying the cane when that picture was taken. And I'm really much better looking than that snapshot would indicate.
hamburger
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 06:06 pm
@Merry Andrew,
andrew wrote :

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And I'm really much better looking than that snapshot would indicate.


thinking positive is always a good idea ... ....
hbg
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Sglass
 
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Reply Sun 1 Feb, 2009 09:08 pm
@djjd62,
do you have all your ducks in a a row?
djjd62
 
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Reply Mon 2 Feb, 2009 06:16 am
@Sglass,
i would never attempt to enforce any strict regimen on my ducks
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