Sunday, March 08, 2015

The Megalith of Cañon el Porvenir Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico near the Twin Peaks of Los Picos de Davis and near Del Rio, Texas Marks Gemini ca. 3000 B.C.

We will be following this posting with decipherments of
  • the Toltec Mounds in Arkansas as marking stars of Auriga (some of Perseus), but also "Indian trailing" the Milky Way, Galactic Equator and Meridian
    and 
  • a host of rock art sites of southwestern Arizona -- as located by the Sears Point Rock Art Recording Project, Arizona, USA -- as marking the stars of Leo and the Summer Solstice ca. 3000 B.C.
We note those two coming and easily documentable locations in advance, because the present posting is, by contrast, VERY speculative, there being no documentation about its object stone. So do not despair of this fun site.

Many of the sites we decipher are well documented so there is little doubt about the stars that they mark in the ancient system of land survey by astronomy. The megalith here is not documented at all, but we think it could be genuine. Obviously, archaeologists will have to examine it to see if it is genuine.... Even if the stone turned out not be a genuine carved megalith -- we of course pride in its alleged discovery -- the analysis of the "twin peaks" below will remain.

If one were going to place some kind of a marker for the stars of Gemini in the ancient Native North America land survey by astronomy, a very good choice would be the area of the marvelous twin peaks of Los Picos de Davis, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, near the fastest growing city in Mexico, Ciudad Acuña, which is an official border crossing at the Rio Grande viz. locally "Rio Bravo" to and from neighboring Del Rio, Texas.

There are few geographic locations with better and more spectacular "twins". See the Panoramio photo by Sergio del la Garza at VISTA A LOS PICOS. Davis is not Spanish but clearly means twins, so it has some other origin, being close to ancient Indo-European e.g. Latvian divas "two" viz. from the Wiktionary, Latvian dvīnis m "twin". Of course, maybe the peaks are named for someone named Davis. We simply do not know, and that is thus simply speculation.

Near those peaks in a sweep of the area via Google Earth, we have discovered what we believe to be and have named the Megalith of Cañon el Porvenir, Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico, at 28°58'34.71"N and 101°53'34.18"W (photograph by MarMi), a megalith which in our opinion marks the bottom twin stars of Gemini near the "twin peaks" of Los Picos de Davis ca. 3000 B.C.

Old World sources indicate that the ancients identified two different pairs of twins, the "upper" twins, Castor and Pollux, that we know today, but also a lower pair of twins in Gemini at about the same level as the upper stars of Taurus, marked at nearby Palo Duro Canyon in Texas, which we deciphered in a recent posting.

Gemini in the stars marks a shape like a somewhat narrow, deep well, canyon, hall, or a near rectangle with Castor and Pollux at the top corners of the rectangle and the lower twins (Alhena and Propus) at the lower corners.

Here is our decipherment of the megalith, of which there is thus far only the one useful photograph online.


Also possibly shown on the megalith are Draco and the Ecliptic Pole, the Celestial Pole and stars of the star clusters today known as the constellations Hercules, Corona Borealis, Boötes, Ursa Major, Virgo and Leo. Note also that the entire stone has arguably been shaped to show a human head, both from the front as well as the back. These are "provisional" identifications due to the strong weathering of the stone and the availability of only one online photograph of it, which makes probative analysis difficult. As we said, fun.

The Megalith of Cañon el Porvenir, Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico was found online at Panormio by triangulation of other ancient positions, leading to our discovery of a "photo of a cactus" by MarMi growing on an ancient stone at 28°58'34.71"N and 101°53'34.18"W (GPS 28.976308 101.892828).

The megalith is located in a canyon shaped like the stars of Gemini.

It was immediately clear to us that this standing stone was the real thing, that it had been carved with various figures and also had cupmarks (cupules) on it representing the stars.

When we discovered that the megalith had a Thunderbird image on it below Hydra, we knew this megalith was the real thing. Of course, others will have to verify that the Thunderbird is really on there and not just our imagination.

In any case, to the left of Gemini in our land survey we now expect the stars of Cancer and/or Leo to be represented in ancient rock art or mounds, and to the right we expect the stars of Auriga to be represented in ancient rock art or mounds, i.e. as the ancients saw those stars in their era, which may not be exactly the same as we see them today.

In coming postings, we show that the Toltec Mounds (Knapp Mounds) provide a wonderful example of Native North America astronomical knowledge.

Furthermore, we have found a map of the magnificent Sears Point Rock Art Recording Project, Arizona, USA, which permits a spectacular proof of the sites of southwestern Arizona as marking stars of what we today call Leo and the Summer Solstice in ca. 3000 B.C.

THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 32 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

Megalithic Standing Stones of North America: The Megalith of Cañon el Porvenir Zaragoza, Coahuila, Mexico near the Twin Peaks of Los Picos de Davis and near Del Rio, Texas Marks Gemini ca. 3000 B.C.

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