The once fossilized reading of prehistoric North America's discovery has come under increasing challenges as new facts are uncovered and new eyes approach old ideas with a fresh vigor and openness. Some of the things causing a renewed look at early visitors are stones with runes on them which seem to hint that explorers, and perhaps settlers, might have traveled into the interior realms of North America. The came, they saw, and they left stone markers?
- The Kensington Runestone is located at Alexandria, Minnesota. See book here.
- The Heavener Runestone and others associated with it, in and around Heavener, Oklahoma. See article here.
- The Vérendrye Runestone, found near Minot, North Dakota. Apparently lost and no images of its writings were found.
- The three Spirit Pond runestones, found in Phippsburg, Maine, in 1971.
- The Leif Eriksson Runestone found on a small island off the coast of Massachusetts in 1926.
Heavener Runestone section
Recent investigations into the common elements of the other runes has uncovered the use of a "hooked x" configuration. A shape which, according to some investigators, has only recently come to light in Europe and is suggested as being linked to the Holy Grail.
History is filled with tales of explorers setting off on journeys, making discoveries or being forever lost. It is a mistaken assumption that humans 'back then' were less innovative, courageous, unlucky, or intrepid than their modern counter-parts. It is a modern person's arrogance that assumes we know today all that is known, or we have learned all there is to know. Modern society looks at the back of the elephant asks, "What trunk? There is no trunk here."
Perhaps by backing up a bit to see the big picture - more will be uncovered divorced from preconceptions or limited thinking.