by Richard L. Thornton, Architect & City Planner
One of the most amazing discoveries that we have made in the Georgia Mountains during the past two years is that this particular petroglyphic symbol was first carved on a boulder in Nyköping, Sweden around 2000 BC . . . then appeared in abundance at petroglyphic sites in the Georgia Mountains . . . then LATER became one of the earliest recognizable Maya glyphs. Many other glyphs from Nyköping and the Georgia Mountains soon were incorporated into the earliest Maya writing system then were elaborated. I have painted white elastomer on parts of this Georgia rock carving so viewers could make out the details.
During the winter months, I devoted most of my research energies to translating several hundred “indigenous” geographical and tribal names in the Southeastern United States. The results were astonishing. Eighteen distinct languages are origins of these words. There are many Indo-European root words in the Creek languages. The Creek word for medical doctor and medicinal herbs were the exact words used by the ancestors of the English in southern Scandinavia around 500 AD. There are several basic words in the Algonquian and Cherokee languages, which are used today in Irish & Scottish Gaelic. Obviously, mixing of peoples occurred in the past.
This discovery suggests that the earliest Bronze Age civilization in Scandinavia was created by an Asiatic people, who then migrated along the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean then island hopped until they reached southern Mexico and Central America. That would explain why Maya traders would know where to go in southeastern North America to obtain the vast quantities of mica, attapulgite and gold demanded by the explosion of their civilization.
In fact, this theory perfectly matches the Maya Migration Legend. According to their cultural memory, the ancestors of the Maya lived in a land of ice and snow, where they were persecuted by giants. Remember the Nordic Peoples also have a cultural memory of “Ice Giants.” The ancestors of the Mayas began traveling southward along the eastern edge of North America, paddled from island to island then settled in a tropical land, where there was no snow.
Thanks to the generosity of several patrons, including my sister, I now have state-of-the-art technology and software with which to analyze ancient architectural ruins. Now that I have finished translating the ancient words, we will be moving back into the field and applying this technology toward the unraveling of many mysteries from the past. I hope that you enjoy that journey.