Friday, March 20, 2015

The Winterville Mississippi Mounds Mark Theta Aurigae at Mound A and Nearby Stars in Auriga Lower than the Upper Toltec Mounds Star Menkalinan

We have some spectacular Cahokia-related postings coming up, but we insert here another simple mound and star correspondence posting to keep people on their toes and in awareness that the correspondences of stars to earthly mounds, simply because of the size of the latter and their unmistakable presence, comprise principal pieces of probative evidence in this entire field.

Plus, we have to get some detail into the discussion, and this posting does that. Our modus operandi is the idea that the sheer brunt of the evidence is going to start taking its toll even on the greatest of skeptics out there.

We previously posted that the Toltec Mounds in Arkansas marked the stars of Auriga, with the entire star group seen as a boat viz. canoe.

In the Native North America land survey by astronomy, the Toltec Mounds site marks the upper stars of Auriga, whereas mound locations geographically lower than that mark lower stars of Auriga.

The Winterville Mounds in Mississippi are a good example of how the stars of Auriga are marked below the Toltec Mounds.

The Wikipedia writes:
"The Winterville ceremonial center originally contained at least twenty-three platform mounds surrounding several plazas. Some of the mounds located outside the park boundaries were leveled by highway construction and farming before the site became protected as Winterville State Park. Twelve of the site's largest mounds, including the 55 feet (17 m) high Temple Mound, are the focus in the early 21st century of a long-range preservation plan being developed by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the University of Mississippi's Center for Archaeological Research."
As one can see from our decipherment in the image below, the Winterville Mounds unmistakeably mark the star Theta Aurigae at the largest mound (Mound A) and mark nearby stars in Auriga at the other mounds, with Mound K corresponding to Upsilon Aurigae and Mounds G and H corresponding to Nu Aurigae and Tau Aurigae respectively.

Mound C marks 40 Aurigae, which has three stars to its right leading to Nu and Tau Aurigae. The entire group of mounds thus concentrates on stars at the edge of the Milky Way on the left Auriga side below the star Menkalinan ("Beta Aurigae"), which is marked at the Toltec Mounds in Arkansas together with Capella and Almaaz.

The map of mound locations was made according to a map at the Mississippi Department of Archives & History, Mississippi Archaeology Trails, online at http://trails.mdah.ms.gov/winterville_aclg.htm.

The corresponding stars are shown via a star map from the astronomy software Starry Night Pro at http://astronomy.starrynight.com.

All explanatory materials in red and blue in the image above, including texts, lines, squares, circles, etc. have been added by Andis Kaulins, who is independent and not affiliated in any way with the sources used and cited.

THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 41 of
The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

The Winterville Mississippi Mounds Mark Theta Aurigae at Mound A and Nearby Stars in Auriga Lower than the Upper Toltec Mounds Star Menkalinan

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