Sunday, November 06, 2016

Decipherment of Avebury Stone #9 by Andis Kaulins - The Stone Itself as Two Frontal Faces and Two Narrower Sides of the Megalith

Decipherment of Avebury Stone #9 by Andis Kaulins - The Stone Itself

As will be clear by the end of our postings on Avebury Henge Stone #9, a megalith which was re-erected in 1938 by Alexander Keiller, the now henge-outward "face" side should have been set henge-inward, and the now henge-inward "face" side should have been set henge-outward. Also the narrower right and left "sides" of the stone are thus also to be reversed in their direction, i.e the stone must be turned 180°.

In his era, of course, there was no way for Keiller to have known which side faced which way except through the original socket for the stone still present in the chalk underground, but that may have been ambiguous "either way".

Our photographs below of the four sides of Avebury Stone #9 were taken on an overcast day, September 13, 2005, i.e. in weather which was not conducive to "artsy-craftsy" types of photos such as fill the Archaeology books. Rather, we were lucky that the overcast and partly rainy weather eliminated solar-caused shadows and permitted a no-nonsense photography of just the stones, without "artificial" aesthetic considerations. Only the STONES count here, not the "beauty" of the picture. Let's go!

We first show simply The Two Faces and Two Sides of Avebury Stone #9.

Photo 1 of Avebury Stone #9
The Current Henge-Outward Face Which Should be Henge-Inward

Photo 2 of Avebury Stone #9
The Current Henge-Inward Face Which Should be Henge-Outward

Photos 3 and 4 : The Two Sides of Avebury Stone #9 Which Should Be Rightly Reversed by a 180° "Turn" of the Stone

This "side" currently faces left when seen from the inner part of the henge.
As we shall demonstrate, it must face Avebury Stone #10 (here in the background) and not Stone #8.

The "side" seen below currently faces right as seen from the henge inside out.
As we shall demonstrate, it must face Avebury Stone #8 and not Stone #10.

Have you spotted some carved figures on the stone above?
Welcome to the club!

We now proceed to do some amazing things with the above photographs.

Go to the next posting.

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Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

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    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
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    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

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    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,
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    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,
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    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.
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    and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America,
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