About the Author: Robert D. Morritt
As a child, I read a lot. I would often wonder when I saw an ancient inscription: What did the inscription mean? How did these people sound when they spoke? What intrigued me most were ancient ogam inscriptions near where I lived at Neath, in South Wales. I later discovered it was Irish ogam. Our area was an ancient thoroughfare for Irish merchants who traded Celtic gods as well as items they had received in trade from Phoenicians and European Celts.
Many years later after I had moved to Canada, I was intrigued by the find at Peterborough in Ontario of ancient ogam inscriptions and Petroglyph scenes (depicted within these pages) and of other finds within Canada also in the United States that show there was an abundance of European visitors to North America in the archaic and pre-archaic era.
Within these pages are accounts of the discoveries of their artifacts, which show that North (and Central and Southern America) were a hive of activity by off-continent visitors and migrants many hundreds of years before the "Columbus" voyages.
The Siberian migratory route theory now is supplemented by evidence of an East to West migration during the European Glacial inter-stadial period. Apparently the Clovis people were not of Siberian or local indigenous extract, but rather they were among the first Europeans in North America.
This account presents factual material supported by the efforts of professional archaic and lithic specialists, archaeologists and others.
"Thus speak the stones, when all other things are silent." -- Linnaeus
"SPEAK, ye stones, I entreat! Oh speak, ye palaces lofty!" -- Goethe
OLD WELSH PROVERB = Nid rhy hen neb I ddysgu (= There's none too old to learn).
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