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The Forgotten History of North Georgia By Richard Thornton
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The new 2015 Edition includes discoveries made during the winter of 2014-2015 in North Georgia. It is 64 pages longer than the previous editions. There is very little said about Native Americans and... More > Colonial Period in the state historic markers of North Georgia that is accurate. During the mid-20th century state employees and amateur historians created an inaccurate understanding of this beautiful region's past, based on frontier folklore and poorly researched speculations. This concise, but heavily illustrated book, takes the reader on a journey through time from 1200 BC to 2015 AD, so you will learn what is known about the region's past. You will be amazed. Perhaps the most shocking revelation is a recently discovered letter from a director of the English colony of Melilot in Northeast Georgia to a Protestant minister in Rotterdam. It is dated January 6, 1660! However, North Georgia still has many secrets to reveal.< Less
Fort Caroline, the Search for America's Lost Heritage By Richard Thornton
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This book is the most comprehensive study of the 16th century history of the South Atlantic Coast, ever published. The project began in early 2007 as an effort by a small group of Native American... More > researchers to obtain a more accurate history of the South Atlantic Coast's indigenous peoples. It ended up in 2014, turning the history books upside down. The Spanish built at least 10 forts on the South Atlantic Coast in the 1560s and 1570s. The first governor of Florida, Pedro Menendez, wrote the King of Spain that the original location of St. Augustine was at 31 degrees latitude. That's St. Andrews Sound, GA. St. Augustine was moved to its current location the next year because of the large number of hostile Natives in Georgia. In 1564, French colonists probably did not build Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River in Florida, but in Georgia. There was a large French fort on an island near present day Knoxville, TN several decades before the English arrived. The rest is history.< Less
Fort Caroline, the Search for America's Lost Heritage By Richard Thornton
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This book is the most comprehensive study of the 16th century history of the South Atlantic Coast, ever published. The project began in early 2007 as an effort by a small group of Native American... More > researchers to obtain a more accurate history of the South Atlantic Coast's indigenous peoples. It ended up in 2014, turning the history books upside down. During the 1560s and 1570s, the Spanish built 10 forts on the South Atlantic Coast. In 1564, French colonists did not build Fort Caroline on the St. Johns River in Florida, but on the Georgia Coast. Spanish archives state that the first St. Augustine was located on St. Andrews Sound in Georgia. Florida's first Spanish governor, Pedro Menendez stated in a letter to the king that the first St. Augustine was founded at 31 degrees latitude. That's St. Andrew Sound in Georgia! Also, there was a large French fort on an island near present day Knoxville, TN several decades before the English arrived. The rest is history< 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
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 III: The Indigenous People and Architecture of the Ocmulgee-Altamaha River Basin By Richard Thornton
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Ancient Roots III is the result of a lifetime of research by the Architect-Author. He began his career exploring ancient ruins in the jungles and mountains of Mexico and now continues to provide... More > those experiences to the study of his own Native American culture. The author provides clear linguistic, architectural and artifact proof of contact between the Mayas and the ancestors of the Creek Indians. This fascinating book contains 136 full color pages and over 300 images - most of which are original artwork or photographs by the author.< Less
Ancient Roots II: The Indigenous People And Architecture Of The Etowah Valley in Georgia By Richard L. Thornton
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Ancient Roots II features never before seen virtual reality images of all periods of the Etowah Valley's indigenous residents. It is both a photographic journey made by the author down the Etowah... More > River of Georgia - from its beginnings at the nation's second highest waterfall to the Coosa River - and a detailed study of the Native American settlements in the region from 10,000 BC until 1838. It contains over 200 photographs & images - most of which are original art by the author. The book features photographs of the large model of Etalwa, that the author built for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma. Note - AR II contains some drawings of topless Indian women - which is an accurate portrayal of their appearance in the warm months. The book would probably be inappropriate for very young children.< Less
Ancient Roots IV: The Architectural Heritage of the Muskogean Peoples By Richard Thornton
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This is the first ever comprehensive study of the architectural traditions of the Muskogean tribes of the Southeast. The book contains over 300 color virtual reality images and photos. Most of... More > illustrations and photos are the original creative work of the architect-author, who is of Creek Indian heritage. Included in the illustrations are photos of the large town models he has built for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The book is designed for a broad range of readers from architects & archaeologists to students to those just casually interested in Native American cultures. It is fully indexed and referenced for use by researchers. Ancient Roots IV is a must have for all archaeologists, who work on Southeastern archaeological sites.< Less
Ancient Roots V: The Southern Highlands, Part One By Richard Thornton
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Ancient Roots V: Part One is the first of a comprehensive three volume study on the Native Americans of the United States' Southern Highlands. Part One discusses the natural environment of the... More > region, the archaeological record, plus riverine & land based trade routes. the architect-author has lived most of his life in the Highlands and is of Creek Indian ancestry.< Less