Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Voice From the Dust



I amazed at the artifacts and evidences of pre-columbian cultures here in America. Not enough of these things have been touched on in historical fiction, so I am going to do it. The sheer number of weapons that have been found from New York to the Rockies and from Ohio to Oklahoma show that many wars have been fought by peoples with a technological savvy not generally acknowledged. But something not accepted by the public at large doesn't mean its not real. Here's a few pics from the Ancient Treasure Hunter website http://www.ancienttreasurehunter.com/

Most of this is copper and came from the upper peninsula of Michigan, forged into weapons and made its way as far south as the Spiro Mounds of Oklahoma, a natural choke point against southern invaders.

6 comments:

Melanie Goldmund said...

Thanks for the link -- that is one fascinating website!

Karen Jones Gowen said...

Fascinating stuff, David, and I'm so excited to read Heroes of the Fallen when it comes out!

David J. West said...

Thanks, I'm hoping to hint at some of the real stuff that inspired me.

Th. said...

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You're so ambitious. That can go both ways, so I hope you're as good as I think you are.

David J. West said...

Thanks Th, I was begining to wonder if you were not interested cuz of my first attempt at a brief teaser summary.

Karen Gowen said...

Th.-

He is. Probably even better than you think he is.