Thursday, July 30, 2015

Medicine Wheel Locations in Alberta, Canada Collectively Mark the Stars of Sagittarius, Corona Australis and Telescopium

Medicine wheel locations in Alberta, Canada collectively mark the stars of Sagittarius, Corona Australis and Telescopium as follows:


The medicine wheels are concentrated in Alberta, Canada, based on a map by Don Perry at http://www.geocities.ws/donperry44111/medicinewheelmap.gif, which covers a much larger area of both current Canada as well as the USA.

The upper part of the image shows the medicine wheel locations as black dots and the thick red lines show the star correspondences to the stars of Sagittarius, Corona Australis and Telescopium, as shown in a sky map via Starry Night Pro, http://astronomy.starrynight.com/ to which comparable thick red lines have been added for explanatory purposes.

The above decipherment was made by Andis Kaulins who is unaffiliated with the above sources.

Considering the large area of territory the medicine wheels cover in Alberta, the geographic match with the stars of Sagittarius and Corona Australis is quite good.

Telescopium specifically on the other hand is uncertain because it is simply unclear which stars there the ancients would have used.

The map by Perry also shows that there are a number of medicine wheels in Saskatechewan. These could be interpreted to mark stars of Scorpio -- recall that we previously sited Scorpio in Saskatchewan in the ancient land survey of Native America by astronomy -- but there are simply too few medicine wheels in Saskatchewan to say that Scorpio was also marked by them.

Other scattered medicine wheels elsewhere in Perry's map provide no probative basis for identification as specific stars or star groups.

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Medicine Wheel Locations in Alberta, Canada Collectively Mark the Stars of Sagittarius, Corona Australis and Telescopium

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