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    Yahoo truncated the send to the first 64 kB, so here is the rest. ... Fred Rydholm Author, Historian, President AAAPF Topic: Ancient World History Links to UP
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       Fred Rydholm

      Author, Historian, President AAAPF


      Topic:  Ancient World History Links to UP Copper


      Contact:  jryd@... 


      Website:  http://www.superiorheartland.com/


      Fred Rydholm is the undisputed master of Upper Michigan. storytelling. He has spent a lifetime learning the history of the U.P. from those around him; as a child he often listened to tales told by old-timers while he tagged along with his father, a wholesale grocer who visited general stores, logging camps, and the retreats of the wealthy throughout the Upper Peninsula. In addition, Fred as a youth spent time working in the kitchens of Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay, and in the nearby woods as a guide at the Huron Mountain Club. He knows the neighborhood, inside and out.

      His most popular literary effort to date is Superior Heartland, A Backwoods History, a two-volume, four book set in which he chronicles his knowledge of the area's founding fathers and the history and development of Marquette County in a conversational narrative style.

      Fred's new book, Michigan Copper the Untold Story has been well received. It has been called the most complete collection of evidence that the Upper Great Lakes Region was visited by ancient mariners. Please spend some time reading excerpts from Fred's books, enjoying the historic photos and listening to Fred's stories.


      Fred’s book, Mystery Cave of Many Faces, is the most comprehensive work available on the story of Burrows Cave.




      Dr. James Scherz ,Professor emeritus- Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin


      Ritchie Brown, representative of Winnebago Tribe


      Topic:  The Bighorn Medicine Wheel:  Tribal Migration and Long-Range Alignments.


      Dr. James Scherz has helped develop methods of mapping prehistoric effigy mounds, which essentially are found only in the upper Midwest. He has trained Native American students, including one who has established a Native American burial mound identification and mapping program with the Parks Division in Dane County. Another group of former students is involved with the GIS mapping unit of the Winnebago Tribe and is doing similar work in other counties.

      By applying modern mapping methods to these prehistoric Native American structures, Dr. Scherz has shown that they were not haphazardly placed but were apparently laid out using ancient surveying methods. Directions in the mound layout are from the true cardinal points, which we establish today by celestial observations, and often are associated with the points where the sun will rise or set at the equinoxes and solstices. Such data has created considerable interest among some special groups who try to determine what it means. Certain Native Americans also are interested, and say that the ancient mound groups were once used like white man's colleges to teach knowledge of the sky.



      Nancy Stranahan

      Co-Director, The ARC of the Appalachian Preserve System


      Topic:  Saving Spruce Hill

      Website:  www.highlandssanctuary.org/Hopewell/sprucehill.htm



      Spruce Hill lies in the five county area of southern Ohio called the Arc of Appalachia. This geographic region contains the densest canopied forests left in all of Ohio. The Arc region contains more zoological and botanical diversity than any other equal sized region in the state. Spruce Hill lies in the exceptionally scenic ARC region known as Paint Valley -- ten miles west of Chillicothe. Together with the nearby lower Scioto River, Paint Valley has more prehistoric mounds and geometric earthworks than any other place in Ohio and quite possibly the world.


      The Spruce Hill site is unique in that it's walls are made entirely of stone. The site is furthermore unique because of the clear evidence that high-temperature fires once burned along sections of its walls. Findings of molten slag and glazed bedrock have led to controversial debates as to whether metal-smelting furnaces might have operated on the property, either in historic or prehistoric times, debates which beg for additional research. (consider googling ancient blast furnaces to tap into the controversy) Lastly, Spruce Hill lies in the same region as two lowland geometrical earthworks -- Baum Earthworks and Seip Earthworks, and is the only hilltop enclosure in the Chillicothe Hopewell heartland.  Spruce Hill is one of the nation’s most important intact archeological treasures that is currently unprotected, likely hiding the answers to many longstanding questions currently posed by Hopewell archeologists.


      Jay Wakefield

      Researcher, Author


      Topic:  The Discovery of Atlantic Ocean Sailing Routes by Megalithic People:  A travelogue of the ships, maps, & sites that provide the geographic record


      Contact: jswakefield@... 


      Website: http://www.howthesungod.com/


      How the SunGod Reached America (with Reinhold M. de Jonge). 

      Jay Stuart Wakefield (1943) is a zoologist who has worked as a newsletter and book editor, and in property management. Like Reinoud, his interest in megalithic prehistory was inspired by childhood reading of Heyerdahl's books. His father Richard's high school graduation address in 1932 entitled "The Antiquity of Man in North America" began a life-time of father-son reading and archaeological exploration. Their coastal and offshore sailing experience has been helpful in this research.

      Jay and Reinoud have visited sites together, and worked together on this manuscript for four years in their respective libraries on opposite sides of the world. This is the first time any of this material has been printed in English. The authors are clearly indebted to those who precede them, particularly Mrs. E. Shee Twohig, whose magnificent out-of-print catalogue of European petroglyphs has been indispensable, and her figures frequently used in this work. The authors also wish to acknowledge Dr. Gerard F. IJzereef, Professor of Archaeology of the University of Amsterdam, for his support.

      From the data we have derived from these sites, the thinking and achievements of prehistoric man are being brought to light. Now it may be possible to further sort out the profuse stories and legends of the late prehistorical period. There is a lot of work to be done both in literature and in the field.





      Dr.  John White

      Editor, Midwest Epigraphic Journal



      Carthaginians in Mayaland - Evidence of a colony near Jaina Island

      Serpent Mound Imagery on Burrows Cave Stones


      Contact:   johnwhite@...


      Website:  http://www.midwesternepigraphic.org

      John White was born in Arlington (Boston), Massachusetts, USA in 1939.  He received a PhD in experimental solid state physics in 1965.  After a long successful career in engineering and physics, he opted out of the demands of the contract research industry.  He discovered the books and journals of Barry Fell and subsequently became involved with the activities of the Midwestern Epigraphic Society headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.  He became the MES Newsletter Editor in 1991 and looked around extensively for a field of research within the broad topic of cultural diffusionism.  He organized the first MES Research Symposium in February, 1994 and assumed the MES Journal Editorship in 1995.  He has acquired a large library of used books on ancient culture, and he visits museums regularly with a camera in hand.


              Learning about Barry Fell's interests, Phoenicians, ancient Irish, and finally the Burrows Cave trove of artifacts, he finally narrowed his interests to the meaning of the symbols occurring frequently in ancient art.  The study of ancient symbols stimulated extensive study of classical ancient history.  An inherent pattern of consistency among ancient sacred names syllables caught his attention around 1995, and by 1996 he was able to announce the discovery of an ancient naming system Earth Mother Sacred Language.1-3  Dr White is a bonafide rocket scientist and a Mensan, but he claims that EMSL requires little more than common sense.  In fact, it is the simplicity of EMSL that convinces him that he was lucky enough after 30+ years of research experience to recognize something so simple that it has to be the key to a wholly unknown chapter of man's existence.


      Dr. White has published numerous articles in the Midwestern Epigraphic Journal and Newsletter on various iconographic and epigraphic topics.





      Scott Wolter

      President, American Petrographic Service


      Topic:  Dating Techniques of the Kensington Rune Stone


      Contact: swolter@...

      Website:  http://www.kensingtonrunestone.com/

      With Dick Nielsen, Scott Wolter is the co-author of The Kensington Rune Stone: Compelling Evidence . Richard Nielsen and Scott Wolter are hard scientists. They understand the methodology of science, and Inference, from data, to the Best Explanation -- IBE, philosophers of science call it. Both scientists are experienced serving as expert witnesses in court cases. Nielsen, with his doctorate in materials science, realized that the question of the Kensington Runestone's authenticity likely could be answered with petrographic data. He engaged Wolter to examine the Runestone using current high-tech microscopy. The result was clear: the rune incisions are too weathered to have been carved as recently as the nineteenth century. QED, inference from the petrographic data leads to the carved date of A.D. 1362 as the best explanation for its origin.


      Ancient American Artifact Preservation Foundation

      2007 Conference

      October 5-7

      Wilmington, Ohio

      AAAPF Mission Statement

      Ancient American Artifact Preservation Foundation

      Bringing together Diverse Pieces of the Ancient American Puzzle


      Founded in 2001, attained Michigan non-profit status in 2002, to provide an internationally recognized Ancient American Culture and Artifact Center to house and study diverse data and artifacts that support all facets of possible proof of visitation, habitation, and commerce from the rest of the world to Pre-Columbian America.


      Furthermore, we shall provide open forum for all serious researchers, who have data to share so that it may be “laid out on the table,” to see how the pieces fit with those from other researchers.


      Our Vision:

      To construct an Ancient American Culture and Artifact Center in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, an area where there is substantial evidence of ancient copper mining and Norse/Viking presence. Certainly there are fascinating evidences all over the Americas, and this data is highly welcomed as well.


      This building would exhibit artifacts from all over North America, house a library for research, provide rooms for meetings, lectures and presentations, give a venue for exchange of ideas, and to invite serious researchers into this collection to reference.


      We also are building a “Virtual Museum” on the world-wide-web, encouraging people to send photos and descriptions (provenance)  of ancient American artifacts, to be viewed and compared with artifacts sent by others, thereby opening up a world-wide museum and research facility without the constraints of space, time and the expense of maintaining a physical facility. We shall continue this even when we have a permanent building.


      Your donations to AAAPF are tax-deductible and WELCOMED MOST GRATEFULLY

      AAAPF, PO Box 216, Skandia MI 49885    www.aaapf.org


      The AAAPF conference committee would like to offer many thanks to all those who have helped bring this conference to success.  Many thanks to  Pam Striker, of the Wilmington Paper  and Wayne May of Ancient American for advertising and promotion; Rick Osmon for his website, filming, and recording; William Smith for his energy in identifying this site and coordination and promotion; Pam Giese for scheduling; Judy Johnson for coordination, registration, and overall coordination.


      Thanks to member organizations of the AAAPF, especially MES (Midwestern Epigraphic Society), THOR (The Hunters of the Ohio Rock), our friends at NEARA (New England Antiquities Research Association), and all our speakers and presenters who’ve contributed so much time and energy.

      And special thanks to Laura, Judy, and our other friends at the Robert Centre.

      Opinions and Editorials No. 1
      Good Ol' Chris
      by Rick Osmon
      Columbus, according to all the history books, was the first to discover what later became known as the "Americas". The facts that he never set foot on either of the continents of the western hemisphere nor knew that he hadn't reached India, (that is, he didn't even know where he was) don't seem to matter to the historians. Not to take away from the fact that he set out on a voyage that risked life and limb along with reputation, but he didn't really make the great discovery he intended --a direct sailing route to the Indies from the Iberian peninsula.
      Monday, October 8th, 2007, the US Government, banks, schools, Postal Service, and many other institutions will once again recognize Chris' accomplishments by observing a National Holiday. And that's fine, Chris deserves recognition for his adventerous spirit. But, what about all the other great explorers? Lewis and Clark, Magellan, Neil Armstrong, Daniel Boone, Marco Polo, Andrew Perry, Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen, Willem Barents, Henry Hudson, Eirick the Red and his son, Leif Ericksen, Jabez Osmon, Jan Van Meteren, and all the others who "went exploring" or settled in unsettled lands and thus opened new vistas for the human race? Don't they deserve recognition? They, at least, usually knew about where they were on the globe. Yes, I threw in a couple lesser knowns, but they're my direct ancestors and this piece is all about honoring those who went before all others so that the present and future generations could know the world better than their predecessors did. But I should also add that geographical exploration isn't the only kind of exploration that deserves honor and recognition: what Crick did for genetics, Barry Fell did for epigraphy, what Kelly Johson did for aviation, and countless others in countless professions and avocations should also be equally honored.
      The point is, why not honor ALL explorers instead of just the one? We used to observe both Washington's Birthday and Lincolns Birthday (in quick succession), but Congress consolidated those holidays into one called "Presidents Day". By simply changing the name and making it a single holiday, we honor all presidents (even those we don't like) instead of just a couple who had more than a footnote in world history. By making a similar change to the holiday of early October, we can help change a near-universal mindset. Many peoples, from many places, at many times came to the western hemisphere and many people from here went elsewhere. Convincing the world of that will require a first, little change, like the name of a holiday, followed by another little change, and on and on.
      Happy Explorers' Day.
      Other News
      Pretty slim this week as it's the end of the dig season.

      Tutankhamun Not Black -
      Egypt Antiquities Chief

      Thursday 27th of September, 2007

      CAIRO (AFP) -- Egyptian antiquities supremo Zahi Hawass insisted Tuesday that Tutankhamun was not black despite calls by US black activists to recognise the boy king's dark skin colour.

      "Tutankhamun was not black, and the portrayal of ancient Egyptian civilisation as black has no element of truth to it," Hawass told reporters.

      "Egyptians are not Arabs and are not Africans despite the fact that Egypt is in Africa," he said, quoted by the official MENA news agency.

      Hawass said he was responding to several demonstrations in Philadelphia after a lecture he gave there on September 6 where he defended his theory.

      Protestors also claimed images of King Tut were altered to show him with lighter skin at the "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" exhibit which leaves Philadelphia for London on September 30.

      The exhibition sparked an uproar when it kicked off in Los Angeles in June 2005 when black activists demanded that a bust of the boy king be removed because the statue portrays him as white.

      The face of the legendary pharaoh, who died around 3,300 years ago at the age of just 19, was reconstructed in 2005 through images collected through CAT scans of his mummy.

      The boy king's intact tomb caused an international sensation when it was discovered by Briton Howard Carter in 1922 near Luxor in southern Egypt.






      Last Week's Show
      Last week we welcomed Charles Mattox and discussed his research into the "Kentucky Kettles" or "Campbell's Mountain Kettles' and a pocket sundial found in the same area. If you missed the segment or simply want to hear it again, go HERE> http://www.blogtalkradio.com/oopa-loopa-cafe/2007/09/28/charles-mattox
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      No, not Dan Akroyd, Randy Koppang talks about the real, documented Dolichocephaloids, Missing Race Of Our Human Family, a race of people with radically elongated skulls and significantly different dentition. Everyone 10/11/2007

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