Saturday, September 05, 2015

A Hypothetical Ancient Land Survey Map of Native America and the Cahokia Birdman Tablet Compared: A Provisionally Proposed Solution

Our proposed and "provisional" (while not yet finalized) Ancient Land Survey Map of Native America is compared in this posting to the Cahokia Birdman Tablet. Our intent is here not to allege categorically that this is so -- but rather to make sure that this possibility enters the discussion. It could be, or not.

We suggest by comparison of images that the Cahokia Birdman Tablet -- the official logo of the Cahokia Mounds site -- might record that ancient land survey by showing the horizontal lines of land survey for North America (as calculated by the stars) and the vertical lines of land survey for Central America and South America, corresponding to the red lines shown here on the Google Earth Map (and of course, the underlying map is copyright of Google, which we use here as "fair use" under the copyright laws).

Click the graphic to obtain a larger image on your screen. We have left the heart out of the Cahokia Birdman and will add it to the image when our land survey map is finalized.

Ancient Land Survey Map of Native America
and the Cahokia Birdman Tablet Compared
A Provisionally Proposed Solution

Remember that there is cross-hatching on the back of the Cahokia Birdman Tablet which would explain the use of the diagonal lines for land survey. That possible use does not exclude the tablet decipherment we presented previously. Both are possible at once.

The above proposed ancient land survey utilizes a Google Earth Pro map clip as the underlying map of North, Meso- and South America. The red lines have been added by Andis Kaulins using the Google Earth "ruler" menu "line" option, connecting various megalithic, rock art, petroglyphic, etc. sites.

Those lines are not perfectly straight nor did we expect them to be. They are approximations for a land survey surely carried out by astronomical measurement and not by straight line measurement. Note that we have retained the X-Axis and the Y-Axis identified earlier in this series of postings.

Perhaps straight lines were ultimately used for calculation.

Note how one can draw a relatively straight line from the Feniak Lake megaliths to Cahokia (Monks Mound), from Cahokia to Mound Key in Florida, from Mound Key to the lost city of Ciudad Perdida, and from Ciudad Perdida to Jabuticabeira II and the sambaqui of that region. Note that the Feniak Lake megaliths and the Ciudad Perdida megalith both use the same "incision" type of boulder marking.

If we do a straight line directly from Feniak Lake to Jabuticabeira -- without cutting the 14000 kilometers (ca. 9000 miles) into sections, that line on Google Earth passes directly through the Grave Creek Mound of Moundsville, West Virginia, the highest conical mound in the United States.

Is that chance? We do not know, yet.

Was a survey of this kind actually carried out in ancient days?

We at least raise that possibility, but much more work still needs to be done before any really certain conclusions can be drawn. This a work in progress.

Now let us go to the next posting and reveal the location of the Mystery Eagle of the Great Google Earth Eagle Mystery Challenge.

THIS POSTING IS Posting Number 137 of The Great Mound, Petroglyph and Painted Rock Art Journey of Native America

A Hypothetical Ancient Land Survey Map of Native America and the Cahokia Birdman Tablet Compared: A Provisionally Proposed Solution

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Sky Earth Native America 1:
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2:
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2".
    The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist
    that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska,
    geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens.
    See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report,
    American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902.
    Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars,
    drawing them according to their magnitude.
    The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.
    ... They were keen observers....
    The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men."
    See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map,
    American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927.
    In our book, we take these observations one level further
    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
    together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below".
    That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs,
    cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth.
    These landmarks were placed systematically in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America
    and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."

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