Re: Bresson Stone, Charles Boland
am not familiar with the Bresson Stone but presumably the following 1965 article is related to the debunking you are referring to, Dave:
( from BULLETIN of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 28, No. 1, October 1966) "A Probably Fake Pre-Columbian Marker", by Bernard W. Powell: http://www.bwpowell.com/archeology/marker/fake.html
I've not read They All Discovered America by Charles Michael Boland and wonder if someof you have, and recommend it? (click author's name for more of his publications) http://www.amazon.com/They-Discovered-America-Charles-Boland/dp/B000OLERB8
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dave Goudsward <dave@...> wrote:
> Does anyone happen to know what ever happened to the 13th Century
> English land-grant marker that Charles Boland found in Connecticut back
> in 1963?
> I know Mass Arch Soc debunked it and it seems to have dropped off the
> radar after that./ /
> Dave Goudsward
> Lake Worth, FL
- Actually Powell also wrote a brief report up of his initial visit in a
1964 American Antiquity as well. The big article is the MAS piece.
Boland didn't wait for the Powell excavation, he went to the newspapers
and managed to snag enough press to score some speaking engagements.
I do have a copy of Boland and he did no research whatsoever. His book
has something like 19 separate claims of North American visits before
Columbus, almost all of which are Boland blindly repeating material from
earlier sources. Not one I'd go out of way to acquire unless you feel a
need to have a complete set of ink on a particular site.
> am not familiar with the Bresson Stone but presumably the following
> 1965 article is related to the debunking you are referring to, Dave:
> /(…from BULLETIN of the *Massachusetts Archaeological Society*, Vol.
> 28, No. 1, October 1966) /*"A Probably Fake Pre-Columbian Marker",* by
> Bernard W. Powell*:*
> I've not read * _They All Discovered America_* by Charles Michael
> and wonder if someof you have, and recommend it? (click author's name
> for more of his publications)
> --- In email@example.com, Dave Goudsward
> <dave@...> wrote:
> > Does anyone happen to know what ever happened to the 13th Century
> > English land-grant marker that Charles Boland found in Connecticut back
> > in 1963?
> > I know Mass Arch Soc debunked it and it seems to have dropped off the
> > radar after that./ /
- Susan, thanks in all good ways for the exposure and sharing in my behalf. I'm merely driven to explore these kinds of material to fulfill some kind of inner passion for the Quest. If they can help others, fantastic.
As i've mentioned to many friends, it seems as if i'm not actually anyone's destination, just the conductor. I'm rarely anyone's answer, but a bridge, a connection to where they hope to get.
Taking your sage advice, i've gone back to the posted files and 'signed' each page for identification.
One addenum to the theories i present in the papers, is that instead of a stick in the visible hole, i would also postulate if a large quartz crystal might also have been used for ceremonial reflections...
Blessings on all journeys,
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Susan" <beldingenglish@...> wrote:
> Great posts, replies to each other this week John P, Joe, Charles,
> Vince, Ted; I appreciated the fine update from Herb and David
> Goudsward's time and success finding the Carver book and passage Herb
> was looking for. Collaborative work as this exemplifies some of the
> real merits of being involved in a group such as this. Recalling some
> of your prior posts, David, you seem to have a remarkable collection of
> rare pr out of print books related to many topics here.
> Chris, my knowledge is too vague on the subject of epigraphy or
> interpretion of symbols and petroglyphs to comment here again. I do not
> want your obvious time, excellent letter and files posted yesterday on
> the Houghton petroglyphs to go unacknowledged here. I'd sent the link
> for your post to a few I knew would be interested, but being
> non-members, they will be unable to access the accompanying Files
> <http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/ancient_waterways_society/files> .
> If you wish to share your work beyond the group, can you to put this
> work together into a publicly-accessible Link? I see you or associates
> have done in a site of shared articles:
> <http://www.naturalfrequency.net/Ogham.htm> (I include this link with
> Chris' name and her lecture at the 2009 Atlantic Conference within the
> welcoming letter I send to new Ancient Waterways members). I suggest
> you also create a link for the Lincoln Co. Kansas Mystery Stone
> interpretation you put together in earlier posts (#1457 & 1458) and nine
> accompanying files so that work can be accessed beyond our group:
> I am going to run a print of the files you sent yesterday to take with
> me on my next visit or survey work in Houghton this spring. It is my
> hope there will be another informal gathering near Copper Harbor and
> around Bob Wheeler's sites. I believe your interpretations will prove
> to be of significant value in addition to work DeJonge and others have
> already done at the site, and generate further study, as you suggest.
> But before I make copies, Chris, I hope you have set your signature to
> each page.
> Dedicated work as this and ongoing , cooperative exchanges between so
> many here make this site not only informational, but brings forth some
> of the comprehensive, scholarly research that Dr. Jim Scherz,
> MinnesotaStan, and I had hoped for at this group's origins.
> Thank you, Susan
> --- In email@example.com, Chris Patenaude
> <yacrispyubetcha@> wrote:
> > Earlier in December, i was alerted to a most interesting article
> online written by our esteemed friends, Drs. R.M. de Jong and W.S.
> > > http://www.slideshare.net/rmdejonge/houghtons-petroglyph <
> > My initial reaction was of suspended opinion, as there did not seem to
> be any backup or context to explain the conclusions the scholars were
> coming to.
> > So instead, i applied my more concrete, literally "Literate"
> interpretation of the glyph using a process that has started to gel for
> me over the years. Instead of vague symbols, my methods use actual
> "aleph-bets" and Alphabets that would seem to be represented by the
> > Find a new FILE folder posted at the main AWS Group website. Go to the
> menu selection on the left column and click FILES. Look for Houghton, MI
> Rock Art. The text is in .doc format.
> > PLEASE pardon the gawd-awful, friggin, crayon-crude charts that
> accompany the report. My ancient Macintosh finally bit the dust, and
> with it my ablility to access Photoshop (wherein i am a very good,
> fluent artist and illustrator!) Here i am forced to muddy-smudge thru
> primitive MS Paint, which cannot even keep the same colors from session
> to session, and bleeds stain like a stuck pig all over the 'white' sheet
> > Sigh!
> > Well, i've managed to graph out the visuals so that my text
> descriptions help make sense of my brain patterns.
> > When i sent the first introductory pages to de Jong and compadres, he
> said he was surprised i was "deeply into" studying the petroglyph,
> unknown to his own efforts. I had to reply that i am not deeply into
> this glyph. It is just one in a chain that have come into my radar
> screen on a regular basis.
> > What i AM "deeply into" is the process that i'm trying to polish, like
> a mental wetware program, that can take almost any good, related
> inscription and "plug it into" the formulas, almost with assembly line
> simplicity... and create masses of probable data leads that could
> develop into actual conclusions with the right eyes to see it. My
> process is like a sieve that lines up the chaos into streams of focus
> for the next researcher to catch a thread and go somewhere productive
> with it. This is nowhere near coming to any true finalities, just
> stronger ideas than pure speculations. Hopefully steps in the right
> direction to solving the Big Picture.
> > If this helps anyone else's research by adding to the data pile, my
> work is good.
> > Happy New Year, ALL!
> > -crispy