Seeing & Documenting what has been Overlooked
Pleistocene Coalition July August 2018
Summer Solstice Sunrise
Archaeoastronomy & Archaeology
Books, Articles, Videos & Links
By: Ray Urbaniak
RAY URBANIAK is an engineer by education and profession; however, he is an artist and passionate amateur archeologist at heart with many years of systematic field research on Native American rock art, especially as related to archaeoastronomy, equinoxes and solstices in Utah. He has noted that standard archaeological studies commonly record details of material culture but overlook the sometimes incredible celestial archeological evidence. Urbaniak has also played a major role in documenting and raising concerns for the accelerating vandalism, destruction and theft of Native American rock art. He has brought state representatives to rock art sites with the hope of at least placing labels as protected nearby what he calls “sacred art” sites as a deterrent to vandalism.
Ray is a contributing writer for the Pleistocene Coalition News, and has also written numerous articles published on the Manataka American Indian Council website.
Ray has written several Archaeology books and in 2016 published his first fiction novel based on actual findings.
This new web site has links to many other works, & archaeology facebook posts
Great Eagle, an Ancestral Puebloan Shaman, follows the bread crumbs(corn crumbs), to unravel the story of a Celtic visitation in the distant past. His adventures explore the history of the visitors as well as the mystery of life itself.
The story starts in the year 1257 ce.
Prehistoric Fiction, Native American, Science Fiction, Eco-fiction,
Petroglyphs, Archaeoastronomy, Ogham, Celtic, Rock Art
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This book delves into recent discoveries of previously unrecorded Solstice, Equinox, and Cross Quarter Markers both petroglyph and horizon markers in Southwest Utah. Also included are the first ever general guideline for identifying Solstice and Equinox markers.
How often do you look at a calendar or in other ways confirm the date? Well, the Anasazi’s preoccupation with the Sun should come as no surprise! Celestial event recording stone & horizon markers, including petroglyphs & pictographs, have been recognized around the world for a long time. However, in 1977 when Anna Sofaer discovered an Anasazi “sun dagger” solstice marker at Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, interest in Native American Solstice markers in the United States skyrocketed!