Astounding Archaeological Discoveries in Canada, England, and WalesBook - 2009
The discovery of a 5000-year-old Sun Temple and an ancient "time machine" - Stone Age calendar - in Canada led scientist Gordon Freeman to ground-breaking discoveries in Stonehenge. During fieldwork and research from 1986 to 2006, Freeman found striking similarities between the surface geometry of the two sites. These similarities push back the boundaries of written history and have far-reaching implications for North American and European history."Passion and science blend in this remarkable, readable book, as Freeman takes us along on his patient and exciting discovery of a 5000-year-old Temple in the plains of Alberta. What he finds at the Majorville Medicine Wheel in turn informs his convincing account of Stonehenge archaeoastronomy." -- Roald Hoffmann,chemist and writer, Cornell University, 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry"A fascinating chronicle of a scientist's investigations in two of the world's most intriguing ancient sites, Stonehenge in Britain and the Majorville Cairn and Medicine Wheel in Alberta, Canada. Freeman reveals that 5000 years ago, Britons and Plains Indians made precise astronomical observations at these sites, halfway around the world from one another, at nearly the same latitude. Canada's Stonehengeadds the flavour of the Canadian prairies to important new discoveries of Neolithic science." -- Alice B. Kehoe, Professor of Anthropology, Marquette University, worked with Astronomer John Eddy at the Moose Mountain Medicine WheelGordon Freemanwas born in 1930 in Hoffer, Saskatchewan, and was introduced to Stone Age artefacts at the age of six. His father collected stone projectile points and stone tools from the Saskatchewan prairie after dry winds had blown away tilled soil.He obtained an M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, a Ph.D. from McGill, and a D.Phil. from Oxford. He is a Chemical Physicist, was for ten years Chairman of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Alberta, and for thirty years Director of the Radiation Research Centre there. He is now a Professor Emeritus. For forty years he has pioneered interdisciplinary studies in chemistry, physics, and human societies. Interdisciplinary is now the standard approach to understanding in the sciences and humanities. He has published more than 450 articles, and two books.As a hobby he visited many archaeological sites in Canada, the United States, Britain, Ireland, Europe, and Asia. In 1980 he discovered a 5000-year-old Sun Temple in southern Alberta and has studied it ever since. In 1989 he took observation techniques he had developed in Alberta to England, to resolve the controversy that existed about a possible calendar in Stonehenge. In Canada's Stonehenge, Freeman displays the astonishingly beautiful, ancient calendars in southern Alberta and Stonehenge for the first time in recent centuries, with far- ranging implications for international prehistory and history.
Publisher: [Calgary] : Kingsley Pub., c2009
Branch Call Number: 971.2301 FRE 2009 22
Characteristics: xvii, 293 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 26 cm