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Earthfast, the Dawn of a New World By Richard Thornton
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Earthfast is the culmination of a lifetime of architectural practice and seven years of concentrated research. The journey began when archeologists at the American Museum of Natural History asked... More > Richard to prepare architectural drawings of the Mission Santa Catalina de Guale on St. Catherines Island, GA. One discovery led to another. A big, black hole in American history was filled by reading dozens of obscure 16th and 17th century books, plus visiting many archaeological sites. Being Creek Indian, Richard was able to discern evidence from passages on Native Americans that were missed by earlier scholars. This is the first book to comprehensively examine the architecture and planning practices of the early French, Spanish and English colonies. It is unique. Richard Thornton is a professional Architect & City Planner with degrees from Georgia Tech and Georgie State University. He is the national Architecture columnist for the Examiner and appeared on the premier of the History Channel's America Unearthed< Less
Earthfast, the Dawn of a New World By Richard Thornton
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Earthfast is the culmination of a lifetime of architectural practice and seven years of concentrated research. The journey began when archeologists at the American Museum of Natural History asked... More > Richard to prepare architectural drawings of the Mission Santa Catalina de Guale on St. Catherines Island, GA. One discovery led to another. A big, black hole in American history was filled by reading dozens of obscure 16th and 17th century books, plus visiting many archaeological sites. Being Creek Indian, Richard was able to discern evidence from passages on Native Americans that were missed by earlier scholars. This is the first book to comprehensively examine the architecture and planning practices of the early French, Spanish and English colonies. It is unique. Richard Thornton is a professional Architect & City Planner with degrees from Georgia Tech and Georgie State University. He is the national Architecture columnist for the Examiner and appeared on the premier of the History Channel's America Unearthed.< Less
Itsapa: the Itza Mayas in North America By Richard Thornton
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This book has changed history. The international premier of "American Unearthed" on December 21, 2012 proved several of its theories. The Track Rock Terrace Complex is one of the remarkable... More > archaeological discoveries in North America. Around 1000 AD Native Americans built a massive terrace farming complex that rose 700 feet up the steep slopes of a Georgia Mountain. The site covers a half square mile and includes at least 160 masonry retaining walls, plus the stone ruins of buildings, effigy animals and hydrological structures. Also on the site is a dormant volcano fumarole. The Mayas considered such geological features as windows to the deities and afterlife. Creek Indian architec and city planner, Richard Thornton, takes the reader on a heavily illustrated tour thorugh the Native American history of the Southern Highlands. The 200 page book contains 340 original photographs and computer generated virtual reality images.< Less
Ancient Roots V: The Southern Highlands - Part II By Richard Thornton
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This is part two of a three volume series on the Native Americans of the Southern Highlands. It is the result of seven years of research by the author and a lifetime of living in the Southern... More > Highlands. This particular volume addresses the ways that Native Americans obtained nutrition and the architecture they built.< Less