Sunday, March 01, 2015

The Rock Art Sites of Southern Saskatchewan, Canada, Taken as a Whole Mark Stars of Scorpio and the Autumn Equinox ca. 3000 B.C.

The top of our Native North America land survey Y-axis is near Herschel, Saskatchewan, SK, Canada. The Herschel Petroglyphs include three large "monoliths" (viz. megaliths, large boulders, large rocks with cupmarks viz. cupules), but also numerous attendant stones which we shall decipher later.

The Herschel Petroglyphs are part of an ancient system, and the rock art locations in southern Saskatchewan taken as a whole, including the Herschel monoliths, mark stars at the head of Scorpio ca. 3000 B.C., a date that conforms well with the Archaic Era assigned to these sites by mainstream archaeology, i.e. ca. 5000 years ago or earlier.


Our own illustration above -- we have made the front three bright front stars of the head of Scorpio particularly prominent -- is based on rock art locations as found in Figure 1 of a Masters Thesis by Erinn Dayle Schneider, Rock art in southern Saskatchewan, Department of Archaeology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, 2003 -- online at eCommons Electronic Theses and Dissertations: and

The three large black circles in the map illustration mark - from the left - the rock art sites of Herschel, Saskatoon and Prince Albert. Smaller circles below those mark from the left to right and top to bottom, the rock art sites of Cabri Lake viz. Leader Petroglyph, the Last Mountain Lake near Regina, Gouldtown, Hazlet, Swift Current, Wood River, Weyburn, St. Victor and Roche Percée, the latter site featuring a "natural arch" (surely not natural but marking the middle star of Libra between the other two as an arch), since fallen. Roche Percee also features a marvelous stone wall of cupules and petroglyphs marking stars from Libra to Canis Major and including especially the stars of Lupus, Centaurus, Crux and Hydra (our decipherment, forthcoming in subsequent postings), and marked at that wall, as noted by Erinn Dayle Schneider, is a cupmarked viz. cupuled "Thunderbird", which, as we have discovered, is formed by the stars to the left of Canis Major (forthcoming in the subsequent postings).

In the next posting, we take a look at the Herschel Petroglyphs, which appear to us to be among the most important of the southern Saskatchewan sites and of considerable importance for the land survey of Native North America by astronomy in an ancient era.

THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 21 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

The Rock Art Sites of Southern Saskatchewan, Canada, Taken as a Whole Mark Stars of Scorpio and the Autumn Equinox ca. 3000 B.C

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