“ Dedicated to Research
and Preservation 
Pre-Columbian North America” 

“ Dedicated to Research and Preservation of Pre-Columbian North America” 

New Book Release - The Fenghuang and Dragon Motifs in North America
New Papers for Download
Ohio Serpent Mound: An Analysis of Two Unreported Motifs in North American Indigenous Art
By Jon R. Haskell

Two Unreported Motifs in North American Indigenous Art: Iconography Analysis of a Waterfall, Williamsport, IN USA
By Jon R. Haskell
Ancient Script Discovered in Georgia.
Ancient Script Discovered in Georgia.

Evidence of an Aztec Connection 

The serpent model that was found recently in Northern Georgia, USA
by Mark Hooten - December 2017 ©
A recently discovered artifact in Northern Georgia is a testament to the importance of religious art in the spiritual lives of the area’s ancient Indigenous residents. 
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Interpretation of a Mixtec Codex
"The Smoking Mirror Codex"

Serpent Raises it's Head in Georgia 

Georgia Serpent Artifact
by Jon R. Haskell - July 2017 ©
 A recently found artifact in Northern Georgia is a testament to the importance of religious art in the spiritual lives of the areas ancient Indigenous residents. 
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Ancient China Arrives in the Americas

La Venta Man
By Songnisan Guo (Chairman Peace Media)
American Civilization began about 10,000 years ago and to date has not been discovered no trace of the ape-man on this continent, so it is generally thought that the Native Americans migrated from other continents; around the quaternary and the last period glaciation (10,000 to 40,000 years ago), human groups from Asia crossed the strait frozen Bering Sea in successive migrations to the Americas to hunt animals, then gradually moving southward into Mexico about 21,000 years ago, and South America about 10,000 and 14,000 years ago.
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Jade Disk Interpretation

Jade disc artifact
Based on the information illustrated in the previous news reports and viewing high resolution photographs of the artifact, I would like to provide a summary concerning the explanations of the characters and the patterns inscribed on this Bi (“璧”) jade artifact
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Chinese Sword Discovered in Georgia

Chinese Sword Discovered in Georgia
One of many questions relating to this artifact since it was discovered in mid 2014, is when was it buried. Because it was recovered from the bank of a small creek, it was originally hoped Opitically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) testing would provide a date date when the soil last was exposed to the sun.
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Bird Effigies

Bird effigy from Northern Georgia
We have added a gallery of some of the bird shaped stone artifacts surface collected from several areas of Northern Georgia.. Based upon the quantity and density, along with shaped megalithic versions and extensive iconographic examples carved on area rocks, suggests a bird cult existed at some point in the past.
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Rediscovering Yamacutah, a Sacred Monumental Site Once Lost to the Pages of History

Rediscovering Yamacutah, a Sacred Monumental Site Once Lost to the Pages of History
On the afternoon of April 22, 1784, Jordan Clark and Jacob Bankston two men traveling from Virginia, ventured onto what was considered by many as sacred grounds. The site was located along the North Oconee river in present day Jackson County, Georgia. The Natives of the area referred to the site as “Yamacutah”.
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Comparison of Geometric Symbolism on Olmec Heads 

Figurines and Artificially Deformed Skulls with Eurasian Counterparts:
Iconoclasm, Ritual, or Both?

Face of Alexander the Great, Ivory, c.unknown, Image from www.pinterest.com
by Jon R. Haskell - 2017 ©
The mutilation of Olmec colossal heads was first reported by Robert Stirling in 1940. As mid 20th century investigations progressed, mutilation and gross destruction was found to be prolific on other types of monuments throughout the Gulf coast homeland and extended to monuments at Chalcatzingo in the Central Highlands Region.
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The Ohio Serpent Mound Using Lidar

The Ohio Serpent Mound Using Lidar
by Jon R. Haskell, Mark T. Hooten - September 2016 ©
The dragon/serpent and opposing bird motif pairing had prominent symbolic roles in world mythologies during ancient times. The duo, along with the triangle shape, have persisted for millennia and continue to be mainstays in the art, architecture and symbolism of current major world religions...
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Jackson County Artifact Adds Mystery to History of the Region:
What are the Symbols and Who Made Them?

Multi facet basalt artifact
By: Indigenous Peoples Research Foundation - Jon R Haskell  
Jackson County and the surrounding area is rich with archaeological sites located along ancient pathways and waterways flowing to the Chattahoochee River, which traverses the length of the State on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. One nearby unique site that illustrates the ancient history of the area, is a rare structure composed of four earthen concentric circles, the largest being nearly 100 yards (91.4 meters) in diameter.
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Serpent Mound Receives an Ancient Interpretation

by CHEN Lung Chuan (Laurent)
There have been numerous studies about the so-called “Serpent Mound” in Ohio State, US. However, in my opinions, this pattern actually illustrates FOUR ancient Chinese characters (Oracle/Bone Characters, “甲骨文”) and needs to be interpreted in a very conventional Chinese approach to appreciate the meaning. And they do have connections to the summer solstice. Hereunder I will explain them in details.
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Ground Hog Excavates an Unknown North American Artifact:

Unknown North American Artifact
An artifact recovered from a hilltop site overlooking the Delaware River in Eastern Pennsylvania, along with other artifacts recovered during a ten year investigation reveals there is much to be learned about the history of the region.
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Project Updates

Ohio Stone Tablets: A Geological Perspective of Several of 50 +/- Rectangular Stones from Jon Haskell on Vimeo .

A geologist's interpretation of a sampling of rectangular stones uniquely clustered in a small area of a remote elevated site in SW Ohio. The site is presently being researched by the Indigenous Peoples Research Foundation. For more information: www.precontact.org. Our thanks to Lewis Owen, PhD, University of Cincinnati, for his assistance.

Project Updates

A Philistine - Olmec Connection Discovered in Georgia

Stone Tablets and Oblisks Recently Found in Southern Ohio
The Phoenicians are often credited by most diffusionists for being the first seagoers of Antiquity to have made contact with the Meso-Americans. Although this hypothesis is more than just likely, it now becomes apparent that the Philistines of Tartessos had also made it to the New World."

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