Written by an American biologist/writer and a Dutch physical chemist/mathematician this book reports on the ten years of work beyond their earlier book, “How the Sungod Reached America.” It shows their study of Bronze Age petroglyphs, and stone circle and stone row monuments.
Each of the 26 chapters is focused on a different site, such as American Stonehenge, Poverty Point, or Passage Graves such as Fourknocks, Karlesby, or Loughcrew. Some chapters focus upon the prehistoric mining of Michigan copper, and its shipment over Trans-Atlantic sailing routes in the form of “copper oxhides”, as “blister copper” as shown by the Ulu Burun ship wreck.
The use of latitudes, encoding ocean sailing routes, are shown in many Megalithic monuments. These findings are supported by the authors’ interpretations of Iberic Ocean Pendants, comparisons of Beaker Pottery, a probable Minoan ship petroglyph at Copper Harbor, Michigan and Burrows Cave mapstones.
The authors present interpretations of the stone rows of Menec, Kerlescan and Kermario at Carnac, Brittany. These sites have always been enigmatic, with no sensible explanations put forth before.
Similarly, the European sites of Barnenez, Boscawen-un, Lagatjar, and Brodgar are explained for the first time. The huge ten-foot petroglyph-covered stones of Buriz and Serrazes in Galicia and Portugal are reported in the literature for the first time, and interpreted as sailing maps of the Atlantic Ocean.
The book is organized in a helpful timeline sequence from 4800 to 500 BC. The site of Los Millares illustrates the arrival date of Michigan copper in the Mediterranean. The prehistoric comet impact at 2345 BC is shown as recorded in petroglyphs of Brittany, an event which probably slowed the completion of Stonehenge III in England.
The book ends with illustrations of Olmec comet figurines which document the terror of the 1200 BC impact period which ended the Bronze Age, followed by the very late Swedish ship monument of Ales Stenar, which documented a late (pre-Roman) voyage to the west around Cape Farvel, Greenland to the New World.
“Beautiful” – Scott Wolter, author of “The Hooked X”, and the new History Channel show titled “The Kensington Runestone and the Templars in America”
“Excellent” – Jack Burrows, President, Midwest Epigraphic Society
“Remarkable” … I loved the page with the Timeline …it is just what I needed to orient me and get me started” – Lawrence L. Weed, MD, computer scientist
“A must read” – Judy Johnson, Ancient Artifact Preservation Society
“Spectacular…will be of immeasurable value to me” – Zena Halpern, Reasearcher and Author
“compelling book… rich in color photos, and maps…” – Ruth Parnell, Nexus Magazine
“I like the way you organized it by timeline as one gets a better feeling for the passage of time … all these monuments and the messages they convey are astounding” – Tom Teel, world traveler
“Will undoubtedly stand the test of time.” – Frank Joseph, Ancient American magazine