An academic maverick is challenging conventional wisdom on Canada’s prehistory by claiming an archeological site in southern Alberta is really a vast, open-air sun temple with a precise 5,000-year-old calendar predating England’s Stonehenge and Egypt’s pyramids.
Mainstream archeologists consider the rock-encircled cairn to be just another medicine wheel left behind by early aboriginals. But a new book by retired University of Alberta professor Gordon Freeman says it is in fact the centre of a 26-square-kilometre stone “lacework” that marks the changing seasons and the phases of the moon with greater accuracy than our current calendar.
He’s not an archaeologist but a chemistry prof. Probably something to it in some way as medicine wheels have been argued by some to have some astronomical orientation. . .OTOH, given the number of objects in he sky you could put a line in the dirt and at some time or other during the year it wi no doubt point to something. The archys seem pretty certain most of the stones are simple erratics, which makes some sense as the wheel would need a source of stones anyway, so why not make it in the middle of a field of till and erratics?