The Scott Helmer Show • ORIGINAL AIR DATE: Sunday, May 28, 2017
GUEST: Dennis Stone • America's Stonehenge
Built by a Native American Culture or a migrant European population? No one knows for sure. A maze of man-made chambers, walls and ceremonial meeting places, America's Stonehenge is most likely the oldest man-made construction in the United States (over 4000 years old).
Like Stonehenge in England, America's Stonehenge was built by ancient people well versed in astronomy and stone construction. It has been determined that the site is an accurate astronomical calendar. It was, and still can be, used to determine specific solar and lunar events of the year.
Various inscriptions have been found throughout the site including Ogham, Phoenician and Iberian Punic Script. Dr. Barry Fell of Harvard University did extensive work on the inscriptions found at the site. They are detailed in his book America B.C.
Dennis Stone is the president of America’s Stonehenge. He graduated from Daniel Webster College with a degree in Aviation Management, and was a full-time commercial pilot for over 35 years before his retirement in 2016. America’s Stonehenge was opened to the public in 1958 by Dennis’ father, Robert Stone. Dennis has been involved with America’s Stonehenge for most of his life and has always had a fascination with archaeology and archaeoastronomy. He has taken numerous courses and traveled extensively to ancient sites both in the U.S. and internationally. His family includes his wife Patricia Stone, his son Kelsey, and his daughter-in-law Katherine. His hobbies include traveling, boating, and classic cars.