Ancient Stone Sites of New England and the Debate Over Early European Exploration

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McFarland, Jun 19, 2006 - History - 248 pages
In New England today, there are megalithic stones, stone chambers and structures, carvings and petroglyphs, even an unidentified skeleton in armor that defy easy explanation. From Maine to Massachusetts, this work presents an examination of various unexplained historical remains in New England. From the most notorious to the lesser known, it explores not only the layout and dimensions of such sites--some reminiscent of Stonehenge with their huge stones, astronomical alignments and undiscovered purposes--but also the history and possible explanations for their existence. Theories regarding Norse, Phoenician, Irish, Celtic and Native American origins are presented here in an impartial and logical manner. Sites discussed include Mystery Hill in North Salem, New Hampshire (also known as America's Stonehenge); Dighton Rock in Berkley, Massachusetts; Newport Tower in Newport, Rhode Island; and the Bellows Falls Petroglyphs in Bellows Falls, Vermont. An appendix provides information regarding sites open to the public.
 

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Contents

Foreword by Niven Sinclair
1
Introduction
3
One Sacrificial Tables
5
Two Vineland on the Charles
21
Three Dighton Rock
38
Four The Newport Tower
52
Five Americas Stonehenge on Mystery Hill
74
Six Celtic New England
94
Eight Runic Relicts
128
The Gungywamp Complex
151
Ten Norse Cape Cod
160
Sites Accessible to the Public
179
Chapter Notes
185
Bibliography
217
Index
237
Copyright

Seven The Westford Knight
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David Goudsward is the author of numerous articles and publications on genealogy and New England megalithic sites. He is a frequent lecturer on genealogical and historical topics. He lives in Lake Worth, Florida.

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