The three rivers petroglyph - A guidepost for river travel in America

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

The Three Rivers Petroglyph is a yard-diameter deeply carved spiral with legs. The beautifully executed, high quality petroglyph is carved into a polished bolder of fine grained metamorphic sandstone. The pyramidal-shaped rock has fallen into the Neversink River on an old trade route from the Hudson River through the Catskill Mountains of New York, to the valleys in the west. The 42 degree latitude of the site is indicated by the stone, and the spiral gives the geographic scope of its meaning in megalithic distance lines (dl), as would be expected at a megalithic site. These lines correspond to latitude lines of one degree, spaced 60 nautical miles apart. It appears that this petroglyph was created by someone familiar with ocean travel. As usual the shape and features of the stone itself were used as parts of the story being told. The design of the glyph can be shown to be a complex depiction of northeast American river geography. The meaning of the petroglyph is as a guidepost for travel on the Neversink, Delaware, Susquehanna, Allegheny, Ohio, and Mississippi Rivers. It is a map of the waterways of America that form a transportation network from the megalithic culture of New England, in the northeast. So, it is a prehistoric version of the “Gate to the West”. The petroglyph dates back to the time period when route finding and transportation was by boat, via rivers. The carving can also be shown to depict a walking man with a boat heading west for the Ohio River. The spiral shows it is an ancient megalithic inscription of approximately 1500 BC. The patina and the pecking style were examined to help date the glyph. Supporting illustrations of nearby stone chambers, trade artifacts, and petroglyphs are also explained. See, or the new book “How the SunGod Reached America c.2500 BC, A Guide to Megalithic Sites”, by the authors, from which this material is excerpted with permission.