Skip to comments.Experts solve mystery of ancient stone monument near Atlanta
Posted on 04/12/2011 12:01:12 PM PDT by Palter
Rock art specialists from around North America have finally solved this century old archaeological riddle. The stone slab is evidence that native peoples from Puerto Rico or Cuba once lived within the interior of Eastern North America.
One day, long before Christopher Columbus claimed to have landed on the eastern edge of Asia, a forgotten people cut steps in the rocks leading up a steep bluff near the Chattahoochee River in the northwest section of the State of Georgia. They carved a supernatural figure on a four feet by one foot granite slab and erected it on the top of the knoll. The strange, primitive art was very different than the highly realistic stone sculptures found in the region that are known to have been created by the ancestors of Georgias Creek Indians.
During the mid-1800s a major industrial complex was developed near the ancient rock shrine. Somehow during the towns construction, the tablet was overlooked; most likely because of a covering of soil. The town was called New Manchester. It would have inevitably become a major city of the Southeast, but in the autumn of 1864 the notorious Union general, William Tecumseh Sherman, ordered the town burned, and the hundreds of teenage girls who worked at its mills transported to a concentration camp in the Ohio. Many of the girls were never seen again. Some died in prison. Some married and stayed in the Midwest. Some were murdered while they tried to walk home after the war. Some probably went to the West to start life anew away from the ruins of war. Some just dissappeared without a trace.
The ruins of New Manchester have remained a testimony to the fact that war is hell.
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Evidently the guy who wrote up this story is not a Yankee. A couple of lines about the stone and then a diatribe on all the Yankee sins in the surrounding area.
Actually, he left a hell of a lot out regarding the sins of war that Sherman and his troops committed.
So, we can now add to the politcally correct history of the United States the following: the white man stole part of the country from the Puerto Ricans!
More ancient aliens.
Good crappie fishing in the Chattahoochie.
Are stereotypes part of your normal conversation skills?
I hate it when a former fellow Marine does that.
BTW, I was in the ‘nam too, late 1966 to late 1967. That picture of yours, with the 5 marines on a mountaintop, looks vaguely familiar to me.
Well there you have it!
Fidel can now say all America belong to us!
Did your tank have carpet on the dash?
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How do they know it wasn't the other way around?
Being easterners, they forgot to look along the San Juan River and especially Sand Island for very similar male petroglyphs.
Have you read the debunking of Fell’s article published a few years later? http://cwva.org/ogam_rebutal/wirtz.html It seems that Fell was a fraud.
Whatever Fell’s mistakes were here and there, he wasn’t a fraud. Anyone who says he was simply doesn’t know what they’re talking about.
I know nothing about ancient Irish writing, but that rebuttal pointed out very convincingly that experts agreed that Fell’s claiks regarding the WV caves were completely illogical and without merit. From what I read, one would have to suspend disbelief to make Fell’s theory even plausible. There is some solud evidence of a pre-Columbian European presence in North America, but those cave etchings ain’t it.
Fell was continually attacked by some people who are/were dead set against acceptance of PreColumbian voyages of any kind, yes: but the claims they made are “illogical and without merit”. The tone was set by “Archaeology” magazine, which called one of his books “a candidate for burning”.
I live 7 miles from Sweetwater park. Grew up going there...went down it’s class three and four rapids(Was ignorant at the time)on an innertube when I was 16. At 45, I use a kayak.
Just found the article about the petroglyphs this past weekend.
This entire area was well populated with Mississipian peoples. Sweetwater, The Chattahoochie, Dog River, Annewake creek, and the etowah all hold artifacts. So does the flint down south. Not twenty odd miles north is the Etowah mound complex...which very closely resembles kolomoki in structure and artifacts.
I’d be very interested in hearing y’alls opinion. My non-professional, non-educated opinion is it is the work of peoples living here.
That section of Sweetwater is different and sacred. For most of it’s 45 mile length, Sweetwater creek is a slow moving ditch. Then, through it’s one mile run through the creek, it’s transformed into a wide, rocky, raging mountain river. Interestingly enough, the creek bed through the park is the exposed Brevard fault line, which marks the boundry between the end of hill country and the Appalachains.
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