PR: Sun Temple Discovery in Alberta Informs Stonehenge Research

(Calgary, January 7, 2009) In a remote location west of Brooks, Alberta, scientist Gordon Freeman  discovered a Sun Temple that pre-dates Stonehenge. According to Freeman, it was constructed some 5000 years ago by the Oxbow People, and contains a solar calendar like ours, but slightly more accurate. He states that the site also contains a detailed lunar calendar. During field work in England from 1986 to 2006, Freeman found striking similarities between the surface geometries of Stonehenge and this site, findings which have far-reaching historical implications. These discoveries are carefully documented and interpreted in Gordon Freeman’s new book, Canada’s Stonehenge: Astounding Archaeological Discoveries in Canada, England, and Wales, launching February 4th.

Freeman describes the Alberta site as a complex, lace-like pattern of stones extending over an area of about thirty square kilometres. Local ranchers have called the hilltop Sunburst centrepiece of the site “the Sundial” for the last hundred years, while archaeologists apply the term “medicine wheel” to this and similar constructions across the prairies. Gordon Freeman’s investigations reveal much more.

As Freeman states, “I had found an amazingly accurate year-round calendar in this Sun Temple, marked with rock lines pointing to Sun rises and sets at critical dates.” He notes, “I later learned of arguments going on, mainly negative, about whether Stonehenge contained marked observation lines to the Summer Solstice Sun rise and the Winter Solstice Sun set. By applying what I had learned in Alberta to observing Sun rises and sets through Stonehenge, I found that an accurate, entire year-round calendar exists in Stonehenge.”

In the book, Freeman reveals other discoveries he has made from applying his painstaking techniques and resulting theory to other similar sites, including one on Preseli Mountain in Southwestern Wales, and another on Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

Throughout Canada’s Stonehenge, Gordon Freeman carefully outlines his arguments and illustrates them with detailed, colour photographs and maps, while he tells his story of discovery.

Gordon Freeman is a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta where he pioneered interdisciplinary studies in chemistry, physics and human societies. He was introduced to Stone Age artefacts at age six and has visited and studied many archaeological sites in Canada, the United States, Britain, Ireland, Europe and Asia. He lives in Edmonton with his wife Phyllis.



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

Gordon Freeman was born in 1930 in Hoffer, Saskatchewan, and was introduced to Stone Age artefacts at the age of six. His father collected stone projectile points and stone tools from the Saskatchewan prairie after dry winds had blown away tilled soil.

He obtained an M.A. from the University of Saskatchewan, a Ph.D. from McGill, and a D.Phil. from Oxford. He is a Chemical Physicist, was for ten years Chairman of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Alberta, and for thirty years Director of the Radiation Research Centre there. He is now a Professor Emeritus. For forty years he has pioneered interdisciplinary studies in chemistry, physics, and human societies. Interdisciplinarity is now the standard approach to understanding in the sciences and humanities. He has more than 450 publications in chemistry, physics, and other subjects.

As a hobby he visited many archaeological sites in Canada, the United States, Britain, Ireland, Europe, and Asia. In 1980 he discovered a 5000-year-old Sun Temple in southern Alberta, and has studied it ever since. In 1989 he took observation techniques he had developed in Alberta to England, to resolve the controversy that surrounded a possible calendar in Stonehenge. The astonishingly beautiful, ancient calendars in southern Alberta and Stonehenge are displayed for the first time in recent centuries, with far ranging implications for international prehistory and history.

He is married to Phyllis (born Elson). They have two children and six grandchildren.
10 Important Points in Canada’s Stonehenge

  1. Genius existed on the North American Great Plains 5000 years ago. Genius existed around the world, independent of longitude, as it does now.
  2. In southern Alberta a 5000-year-old Temple to the Sun, Moon and Morning Star has been discovered. It is a complex, lace-like pattern of stones extending over an area of about thirty square kilometres (equivalent to about 35 x 35 city blocks).
  3. The Temple contains a calendar, a solar calendar like ours. The calendar is so accurate that it exposed a deception in the revision of our (European) calendar by Pope Gregory XIII in AD 1582.
  4. The Temple also contains a lunar calendar that marks the monthly cycle of visible Moon shapes, and the nineteen-year cycle of Full Moon rise and set positions on the horizon near the Solstice times.
  5. Stonehenge in England contains the same solar and lunar calendars as the Temple in Alberta. The Stonehenge calendars are about seven centuries younger than the ones in Canada.
  6. The solar and lunar calendars in Stonehenge are entwined with exquisite artistry. They are displayed here for the first time in history.
  7. A Sun Temple with a solar calendar has been discovered on Preseli Mountain in Wales. Preseli Mountain is the source of the “Bluestones” in Stonehenge. The Temple on Preseli Mountain might be contemporary with the Temple in Alberta. It is intriguing that the Temples are at nearly the same latitude and separated by a continent and an ocean.
  8. New light has been shone on the King Arthur legends. They might be rooted in myths 3000 years older than previously thought.
  9. Colour photographs and maps clearly illustrate Freeman’s findings throughout Canada’s Stonehenge.
  10. The same accurate solar calendar exists on Fajada Butte in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico.

9 thoughts on “PR: Sun Temple Discovery in Alberta Informs Stonehenge Research

  1. That is so cool. This is proof of our ancient origins. We have been lied to on so many levels. Here is a link to the Indian face on google earth – Ancient Indian Head near Medicine Hat – not too far from this discovery. We have to generate more interest in this before the evils destroy everything with their useless ness.

    I live near a pyramid east of Edmonton – the locals here have no idea and think it was just made – I’m certain it is ancient…Good Job Gordon Freeman keep it up!

  2. Southern Alberta has so many interesting historic facts and beautiful stories, if anyone ever would like to communicate on topics such as this i would be very interested. Also hearing of more unique discoveries and such. i checked out that “Indian Head” near medicine hat, that is extrodinairy (i think thats how you spell it haha). and this “Stonehenge on the prairies” is just great. thanks for the post!!!!!!!!

  3. There are reports of a wooden stonehenge, with some stone parts, in northern Ontario.
    Sites like this exist all over the world, and speak to an ancient, universal human heritage that could unite us all in brotherhood if only they were investigated honestly and seriously. Science can prove that humanity has been circumnavigating and living around the world for eons – so long that the remnants are all but lost to our vision even when we’re right on top of them. Ancient sea maps, celestial temples and solar/lunar calendars are only some of the clues. Google Earth can revolutionize our vision of humanity – we need to embrace it!

  4. Thats really cool I remember seeing this in the newspaper a few years ago.

    I wonder if the goverment closed that place up.
    I would like to see it.

    well this does not suprize me its age, very smart people in alberta thousands of years ago.

    they have found many structures under water, that date back 15,000 years!! they are huge complexes and required a great knowledge in mathimatics as these structures are perfectly geometircal.
    Main stream Archaeology says just 10,000 years ago we were all hunter-gatherers living in caves.

    I agree with the 1st post on this website, we are sailing in a sea of lies!!
    so SCREW the goverment!! and SCREW the dammed elitist bankers that enslave us all.

    Paul Hellyer- ex minister of defence of our country, opened the worlds first ufo landing pad in st paul alberta.\
    he heads up the canadian exoplotics movement.

    he had a buddy who said he worked on a canadian military base, with an alien species called the “tall whites” and these aliens lived, worked and played in this military base.

    One day us slaves will have to have a little revolution and we will have to put our slavemasters in the ground and take our world back for the people!!!!

  5. I recently wrote a blog about the Grid work I have been doing and it just so happens last week with new grid work in conjunction I connected to this on the other planes. I had to ask my friend if near where our point person was if there was a sun dial on the 111 Brooks. Just so happened as we looked this Up Yes there is… Timely for the work needing to bee accomplished. Thank You Gordon Freeman !

  6. For many days I used to hike with my friend Jason in Peterborough looking for what could be seen to be remains of an ancient archaic society that built medicine wheels and left stone markers along many miles of land marking the directions for traveling across the land.I had read many years ago a book about great and ancient discoveries before archeology was even know to exist in North America. The many mounds in Wisconsin and Ohio discovered by settlers preparing the land for farming which were pillaged and flattened which contained the remains of giants, horses, armor buried in many mounds.
    I knew there was a reason I had to discover this area, never been around there before then was at Mcgregor Lake, reading up on the history and found an article that led me to the sun temple which I want to plan an excursion out and well make some more people aware of its existance so I post it on facebook… me and let’s go from there……..
    I visited Serpent Mounds, found on the high bank of Rice Lake near Keene, Ontario…
    And these many years later my travels to Alberta I wondered if their ancient culture had traveled this far west…and here I found Indian Head just east of Medicine Hat, however the most interesting find that I have come to learn about is the not too long ago discovery of what was named the Milo Medicine Wheel or now the Majorville Medicine Wheel which was named as Canada’s Stonehenge in 2009…/sun-temple-discovery-in-albe…/

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