The stone rows of Tormsdale - A voyage to Central America, the Realm of the Dead (Caithness, NE Scotland, c.1600 BC)

Dr. Reinoud M. de Jonge, Jay Stuart Wakefield
Netherlands, USA

The stone rows of Tormsdale, now buried under peat beside the Thurso River, in NE Scotland, are known from 1982 and 1984 surveys as described by Myatt. The monument consists of two groups of stone rows pointing NW, and a NS row. The stones are shown to encode latitudes, which describe the coastal sailuing route via the Upper North to Central America. For the voyage segments with sea-crossings, the sailing directions and sailiung distances are encoded. The latitudes of Central America are emphasized. The monument can be dated to c.1600 BC.