Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Terra Ceia Island and Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site Mounds and Earthworks Between St. Petersburg and Bradenton Florida Represent Stars in Cetus as Mortar Pestle Dough & Bakers Peel

We now return to Florida.

Terra Ceia and the Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site in Florida mark stars of Cetus.

For those of you who wonder why we sometimes jump back and forth it is because some decipherments are crystal clear and virtually irrefutable while others really are astounding and bound to raise skepticism. We thus try to stagger their presentation to make it easier on the reader. Once the reader comes to terms with an easy decipherment he or she is more likely to see the sense of a more difficult decipherment solution, which this one was and is.

Here is how we have deciphered Terra Ceia and the Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site in Florida as ancient land survey by astronomy. As always, star positions in the images are shown as clipped via Starry Night Pro at http://astronomy.starrynight.com/ but the texts, red arrows, circles and texts, and thick blue lines have been added by us by way of explanation.

Terra Ceia and Madira Bickel Archaeological Complex as Stars of Cetus

At the top right, Terra Ceia Island marks the stars Zeta Ceti and Chi Ceti (in Cetus) together with the ladle-formed stars to the left of them.

Two elements indicate this placement is correct.
  • One is the triangle of three stars at the upper part of the handle.
  • The other is the right lower edge of the spatula viz. "bakers peel", which is longer than the left lower edge, and that corresponds to this same feature in the stars.
We were surprised that the lower elements, which appear to be a mortar and pestle for grinding -- in this case -- surely grain into flour dough, bypassed Tau Ceti, but they clearly do.

To the left of the mortar and pestle is a figure that could be meant to represent flour dough, but we are not sure. We leave this issue to expert bakers in the baking field.

Note that CEIA in Portuguese means "supper", "meal", "dinner", Spanish CENA. so that "terra ceia" literally means "supper land". Spaniard Juan Ponce de León was the first European explorer to set foot on Florida and Spaniard Hernando de Soto and his men were in the area in 1539. There is an annual DeSoto Grand Parade in Bradenton, Florida annually.

The Bradenton Herald writes in Manatee History Matters: Terra Ceia island was Heavenly Land for produce:
"Terra Ceia ... at one time ... was a thriving agricultural and business community.... There have been many spellings of the name Terra Ceia. But by 1897, when the name appeared in the general directory for Manatee County, it was spelled as Terra Ceia, the way we spell it today. There is some question about the name's meaning. While it cannot be literally interpreted from either Spanish or Portuguese as Heavenly Land, this is also the commonly held meaning and dates back more than 100 years.
Island a garden spot

The island was known for its rich soil and ability to produce crops of all kinds from citrus to vegetables, including celery and peppers and also flowers. At one time, Terra Ceia-grown produce was known throughout the world. Asters grown on Terra Ceia were even used in the inaugural parade in early 1900s for President William Howard Taft."

Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2015/03/30/5721201/manatee-history-matters-terra.html#storylink=cpy
Our initial date setting for our Starry Night Pro star map was 1131 B.C. but we are unable to find any particular mark here in the Pinson Mounds to set the date, so it could be earlier or later. We do not know.

Greetings to family in Florida!
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Terra Ceia Island and Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site Mounds and Earthworks Between St. Petersburg and Bradenton Florida Represent Stars in Cetus as Mortar Pestle Dough & Bakers Peel

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