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|Description ||The sacrificial table at Mystery Hill, also known as America's Stonehenge, near Salem, New Hampshire. Is it an ancient site or a fairly modern construction ? They say its over 4000 years old, but who built it ?
When I visited 10 to 15 years ago it was a really horrible wet day, so I didnt get many pictures. And I have to say, that despite their best efforts to assure me that carbon dating of objects prove it to be 4000 years old, the stones just didnt look weathered enough to me.|
|Bear in mind that much of Mystery Hill is a reconstruction and not original. The fellow who chose to rebuild it fancied it was of European origin, and was influenced by European, especially British megaliths. However, there was undoubtedly a site there originally, one of the many up and down the east coast of North America, whose origins have yet to be researched fully and revealed. (As most here know, I am inclined to think they were built by Algonkian speaking Indians and their ancestors, whatever mix of peoples those ancestors might have been.|
|I recently went to study this site for a grad school project on my masters of science in astronomy. The site has significant correlations to sites in Europe. It is one in an entire series of similar megalithic sites that run from Nova Scotia on downwards as far as New Jersey. At this site, plus over a dozen others there have been carvings found that are also quite like those found in Europe. Throughout the northeast coastal area, similar sites consist of dolmens, stone circles, megalithic astronomical alignments, and stone chambers with solstice alignments. Having been present at America’s Stonehenge to witness the Samhain sunset alignment, I can estimate that the site is at least 4,000 years old, judging from the placement of the sunset on the horizon versus the existing marker stone. This is a natural shift due to precession. Native Americans in the area do not claim association to the site. It is entirely more likely that the Norse traveled from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia, and then to the mainland, over to Maine and so forth. Also having been THERE, I can tell you that Nova Scotia is a days sail from Newfoundland, and Maine another day from the southern tip of Nova Scotia. Is it quite within the realm of possibility that Norse ships ventured down the eastern seaboard.|
|hold on NORSE, 4000 yrs ago? how about stone age peoples that moved over from Europe over the land bridge between the americans and asia.
or an early Ikea trading post?|
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