Secrets of Ancient America: Archaeoastronomy and the Legacy of the Phoenicians, Celts and Other Foreign Explorers

Secrets of Ancient America: During the past 30 years I have studied archaeological and sacred sites including documenting Old World peoples in America before Columbus. My investigations of the ancients in the New World include the Celts, Phoenicians, Romans, Hebrews, Indus Valley and Asian peoples, and applies archaeoastronomy and epigraphy as tools to document evidence of ancient societies in the Americas. More than a history book, Secrets of Ancient America is a first hand account of how I learned to see a New History of America.
Secrets of Ancient America also addresses the fundamental question – why has the evidence been ignored and Americans remain ignorant of their history? — delivering a new paradigm and way of deciphering our history. Traditional archaeology is in free-fall as the old archeology paradigm is crumbling; recent discoveries are shattering long-held academic beliefs. The New History presented in Secrets of Ancient America challenges the Old History, addressing the concocted story of what transpired and why it has been hidden. Ancients In America brings to light new evidence revealing Old World contact throughout the Americas thousands of years before Columbus, documenting ancient journeys that both confirm and advance our understanding of the Old World peoples. Replace with Ancients.
To complete the vast undertaking, my book includes descriptions of the works of many historians, cosmologists, researchers and peer collaborators to reveal a New History of America. Secrets of Ancients America proposes a new historical narrative with an emphasis on challenging the way we think.

Ancient Archaeoastronomy and the Legacy of the Phoenicians, Celts and Other Foreign Explorers

Introduction. I set out to discover a new history of America. This is my story.

Chapter 1. Discovering a New History. I begin by noting that nobody, most notably this author, can discover by themselves the New History.


Chapter 2. America History ABC. Barry Fell had demonstrated there was a great lie, a deception perpetuated by the archaeological community to keep the true history of America a secret. I became determined to discover why this was so and how it was done.


Chapter 3. The Stars and The Stones. I investigate the science of archaeoastronomy, which encompasses how the astronomical practices of the ancients affected their mythologies, religions, world-views, architecture and other aspects of their cultures.


Chapter 4. Celtic New England. Ancient Celtic America begins in New England, where dedications written to the Old World god Bel were carved in stones.


Chapter 5. They Settled in Meso America. Relying on other researchers including Martin Brennan, V. Ganapati Sthapati (1927-2011) a famous master temple builder from India, and John Major Jenkins I document the origins, cosmologies and pyramids of the Maya and show how the large stone works were based on celestial alignments.


Chapter 6. The Pathfinder. Equinox alignments at this Colorado Native American petroglyph site are highlighted. I found subtleties and forms that I didn’t readily understand, but over the next several years, by taking the time to draw them, the images and the stories became clearer.


Chapter 7. Equinox Sunrise: Celtic Sun Deities in Colorado. I traveled regularly to southeastern Colorado to explore rock art sites and to visit the aging Bill McGlone. Each trip was punctuated with time spent looking at rock art that included archaic Native American petroglyphs, archaeoastronomical sites, and, most important, several American rock art locations bearing Old World Ogham (Celtic) scripts.


Chapter 8. Old World Cosmologies at Anubis Caves. I would come to discover that this Oklahoma site is one of the most significant examples of Old World contact in America before Columbus. The influences of Mythraic cosmologies and rituals on these mellenium old Celtic peoples is documented and explained by research Phillip M. Leonard.


Chapter 9. More Celtic America. The Sun Temple alignment coincides with, Beltane (May Festival) and Lughnasa (August Festival), two of the four Celtic cross-quarter days. Expeditions with fellow researcher Kean Scott Monahan document more Celtic sites in Colorado and Kansas.


Chapter 10. Westward to a Dwelling Place of a Great Spirit–Mojave North. After a few years of studying the petroglyphs and archaeoastronomy of Mojave North in eastern California under the tutelage of Rod Schmidt, I discovered several new alignments including a micro heliolithic animation with a surprising revelation at sunset on the equinox.


Chapter 11. Mojave North II—Did They Come Across the Pacific? Shiva lands in America at this ancient California site where Dorian Taddei and I document many new aracheoastronical discoveries, including both solar and lunar phenomena.


Chapter 12. Features of the Great Basin “Melting Pot”. “There, I stood, gazing at one of the largest petroglyphic images of a man. He stood four feet tall with outstretched arms, analogous to Leonardo de Vinci’s famous image of the Divine Man.” More sites and archaeoastronomical revelations.


Chapter 13. Midwest Relics, Mounds and Controversy. Deciphering a New History of America has to circumvent misinformation and frauds, including the many fake artifacts that proliferated between 1850 and 1920, often referred to as a “Golden Age” of archaeological hoaxes, along with modern day hoaxes and frauds.


Chapter 14. Hebrews, Romans, and Early Christians. While archaeologists continue to believe that “legitimate artifacts” are missing from the area’s historical record, a site in New Mexico and relics from Arizona present archeological evidence that Hebrews made it to America.


Chapter 15. More To Learn. In addition to my own personal encounters that serve as proof to myself of ancient foreign travelers in America, collectively the hundreds of incidents found in historical records and the evidence presented by many researchers, writers and archaeologists provide evidence that the Old History is a gross misrepresentation of the facts, even an intentional lie.


Chapter 16. The Legacy of the Conquest. “What is being covered up?” The answer is not simply the unconscionable genocide of indigenous peoples. The real cover-up is the continuity of the forces, ideologies and institutions that were operationally behind the Conquest of the Americas with the same agendas enacted today by corporations and governments, driven by the same goals and purposes that dominated the Old History.


Chapter 17. Awakening a New History. In attempting to present a New History, I peel away the layers of lost connections to a disenfranchised and misunderstood past in a quest for understanding the shared present.