Comments on the Canadian edition, Canada’s Stonehenge
Gordon Freeman is the true Sunwatcher—a humane investigator of the record of human observations of the sun, the moon, and the seasons.Passion and science blend in this remarkable, readable book, as Freeman takes us along on his patient and exciting discovery of a 5000-year-old Temple in the plains of Alberta. What he finds at the Majorville Medicine Wheel in turn informs his convincing account of Stonehenge archaeoastronomy.”
—Roald Hoffmann, chemist and writer, Cornell University, 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
“A fascinating chronicle of a scientist’s investigations in two of the world’s most intriguing ancient sites, Stonehenge in Britain and the Majorville Cairn and Medicine Wheel in Alberta, Canada. Freeman reveals that 5000 years ago Britons and Plains Indians made precise astronomical observations at these sites, halfway around the world from one another, at nearly the same latitude. Canada’s Stonehenge adds the flavour of the Canadian prairies to important new discoveries of Neolithic science.”
—Alice B. Kehoe, Professor of Anthropology, Marquette University, worked with Astronomer John Eddy at the Moose Mountain Medicine Wheel
“What makes this book excellent is how readable and highly enjoyable it is to someone not absorbed by archaeology. The passion that Freeman exudes is palpable, making this book nothing short of a page-turner.”
—Ian Goodwillie, popculture magazine
“There is so much more to this book than one would guess from the title, or even from the subtitle: Astounding Archaeological Discoveries in Canada, England, and Wales. The author has a mastery of his subject that comes from a lifetime of intimate and meticulous development.
Freeman has masterfully dispersed his teaching over the whole book, almost like a literary hologram.
You can read any page, or any chapter, and learn some amazing information and enjoy the story he tells there, but it is only when the book is taken as a whole, or on a second reading even, that the complete clarity of the various insights Freeman has to impart coalesce into sharp focus.
Highly recommended, without hesitation or qualification.”
—Terry Deveau, New England Antiquities Research Association, NEARA Transit