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Canada's Stonehenge: scientist says Alberta sun temple has 5,000-year-old calendar

By Bob Weber, The Canadian Press

EDMONTON - 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.

"Genius existed on the prairies 5,000 years ago," says Freeman, the widely published former head of the university's physical and theoretical chemistry department.

Freeman's fascination with prairie pr

Added: Feb-2-2009 Occurred On: Jan-29-2009
By: Jonny_Burmbuster
Tags: Canada, History, Stonehenge, archeology
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (load item map)
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