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NEARA JOURNAL

The forerunner of the NEARA JOURNAL first appeared as a newsletter in 1964 and has evolved into an illustrated publication directed toward amateur and professional alike.

 As the primary means of communication for NEARA members, the Journal provides discussion of thought provoking data and interpretations of the lithic features found in the   northeastern part of America.

As a vehicle for the publication of both non-traditional and academic research, the Journal examines an expanding range of associated disciplines and explores their inter­relationships, contributing to a clearer understanding of the origins and purposes of American lithic sites. Members are encouraged to submit original material for publication.

Members receive the twice yearly NEARA Journal which presents a wide range of articles, letters, and reviews. Both non-traditional and academic research are included, as well as evidence for transoceanic diffusion including fascinating and informative articles by noted authors on a wide variety of lithic structures and associated features in the Americas and elsewhere. It is a premier forum of cutting-edge research on early lithic sites.

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 Authors & Articles in Past Editions of the NEARA Journal:

  • James L. Guthrie ~ Commentary: Rameses II And The Tobacco Beetle  

  • Roslyn Strong ~ Carnac, Stones For The Living: A Megalithic Seismograph?  

  • Phillip M. Leonard ~ Tom Ogima In The Oklahoma Panhandle 

  • Johan H. Cooper ~ Ancient Greek Culture And Linguistic Influences In Atlantic North America  

  • Charles F. Herberger ~ Who Cleft The Devil's Foot: A Search For The Meaning Of An Elusive Symbol 

  • Betty Buckell ~ Norumbega On The Hudson  

  • James L. Guthrie ~ Epigraphy 

  • Suzanne Carlson ~ Loose Threads In A Tapestry Of Stone: The Architecture Of the Newport Tower 

  • Donald Y. Gilmore, William W. Fitzhugh, Brigitta L. Wallace ~ The Viking Millennium: A Smithsonian Saga Epilogue 

  • Duncan Laurie ~ The Radiant Landscape 

  • William Cary ~ The Pocumtuck Range, Megaliths And Coincidences 

  • Edwin C. Ballard ~ For the Want Of A Nail: An analysis Of The Function Of Some Horseshoe Or "U"-Shaped Stone Structures 

  • Charles F. Herberger ~ Theran Ritual  

  • J. Louis Bauer ~ Micmac Hieroglyphics, Were They Invented By The French? 

  • Betty C. Peterson ~ Painted Dreams, Native American Rock Art: An Examination Of A Tradition 

  • James L. Guthrie ~ Anatase In The Vinland Map

Articles From Past Issues of the NEARA Journal:

A Case for the Use of Above Surface Stone Constructs

Volume XL. No. 1, Summer 2006

Edwin C. Ballard & James W. Mavor Jr.

Nova Dania: Quest for the NW Passage

Volume XXXIX, No. 2

Suzanne Carlson

Carterfacts: George Carter on Diffusion

Volume XXXVIII, No. 1, Winter 2004

Collected writings by George F. Carter

Pre-Columbian Transoceanic Contacts

Volume XXXVI, No. 2, Winter 2002

Stephen C. Jett

Who Cleft the Devil's Foot

Volume XXXV, No. 2, Winter 2001

Charles F. Herberger

Carnac, Stones for the Living: A Megalithic Seismograph?

Volume XXXV, No. 2, Winter 2001

Roslyn Strong

Loose Threads in a Tapestry of Stone: The Architecture of the Newport Tower

Volume XXXV, No. 1, Summer 2001

Suzanne Carlson

Epigraphy

Volume XXXV, No. 1, Summer 2001

James L. Guthrie

Analysis of "U"-Shaped Stone Structures

Volume XXXIV, No. 2, Winter 2000

Edwin C. Ballard

North Atlantic Rim, Barrier or Bridge?

Suzanne Carlson

Did Glooskap Kill The Dragon on the Kennebec?

Volume XXXII, No. 1, Summer 1998

Roslyn Strong

Ancient Pemaquid and the Skeleton in Armour

Volume XXXII, No. 1, Summer 1998

W. Mead Stapler

ORIGINS The First Americans - Hot on the Trail

Volume XXXI, No.1, Summer 1997

Don Gilmore

The Pre-Columbian Lacquer of West Mexico

Volume XXX, No.1 2, Summer/Fall 1995

Celia Heil

The Little "Roman" Head of Calixtlahuaja, Mexico: Some Reflections

Volume XXVIII, No. 3 4, 1994

Romeo H. Hristov

Editorial from the Winter 2001 NEARA Journal:

Outside The Box

 One of our favorite New Yorker cartoons of recent years shows a man looking down at his cat beside the kitty litter box and admonishing the cat, "Never, ever, think outside the box."

 Regrettably, thinking outside the box seems to be reprehensible, even a dangerous virus, in some halls of academe, there very place where we should expect to find encouragement of the maverick researcher and his or her inquiring and exploring mind.  Tolerance of thinking outside the box, pushing the envelope, or whatever you want to call it, should be welcomed and rewarded, we submit, rather than punished with anti-viral prejudice.

 The French engineer in Thermodynamics, Pierre Mereaux, stepped well outside the box to analyze the enigmatic stone alignments and other lithic features of the Carnac region of Brittany.  His account of dedicated avocational research on this megalithic site was published in 1992, and Ros Strong has performed the monumental task of abstracting the essence of his book CARNAC: Stones for the Living for our consideration.  Mereaux's analysis is instructive, and the conclusions will challenge and intrigue you.  Are the alignments a state-of-the-art scientific instrument for ... ?  We won't give it away.  You'll have to read it!

 Never one to be confined to any box, our ever-curious and inquiring colleague, Dr. Charles Herberger, has contributed yet another stimulating think-piece, this time on that enigmatic symbol found on rock art on both sides of the Atlantic, the "paddle" or "palette" symbol.  Check your copy of Across Before Columbus? page 170 (David Kelley's paper on Proto-Tifinagh) for the Peterborough, Ontario, images of these palettes, hammers, or whatever they are, that, as Chuck points out, are ubiquitous in Europe.

 "Linguistic archeology."  Now, there's one that escaped the box, and John Cooper is on a word dig as he researches the meanings and associations of words in some native languages of New England and Canada's Maritimes.  Delving into, in particular, Abenaki, Maliseet, and Micmac, Cooper finds more than a coincidental correspondence with some words, place names, and concepts in classical Greek.  He wonders if there could have been some Greek influence on the Micmac hieroglyphs, conceivably derived from Libayn Greeks in the period around 500 B.C.  What do you think?

 Now box your compass and join Betty Buckell as she tries to locate the illusive "Norembega" by studying old maps and reports.  While locations bearing that name are found "all over the map" on mainland as well as island features, placement of the island called "Claudia" seems to remain constant.  With Claudia as an anchor, and using reports of pirate Jehan Fonteneau Allefonce, circa 1543, and of the shipwrecked sailor David Ingram, 1568, Betty proposes that the city of Norumbega was on the Hudson River near present-day Poughkeepsie, New York, not on the Penobscot River in Maine as Champlain recorded.

 What box?  We don't see any box!

 The Editors

 

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