Mysterious Stone Sites
There are mysteries in the woods of the Hudson Valley of New York and northern New Jersey. There are stone sites that are assumed to be the work of colonial farmers, but author and researcher Linda Zimmermann has found compelling evidence that disputes this misconception. Zimmermann explores stone chambers, perched boulders, standing stones, and massive walls that may just be unique historical treasures that must be studied and preserved. Could they be the work of Native Americans or Pre-Columbian voyagers?
Ancient American magazine, Issue #111:
Our continent’s megalithic sites have been featured in the pages of Ancient American for more than twenty years. But Mysterious Stone Sites is the first a book of its kind to concentrate on the rich field of dolmen’s, chambers,cairns, balanced rocks, pillars, walls, drilled holes, arranged circles,inscriptions, maps, astronomical alignments, and monoliths in the Hudson Valley and New Jersey.
That’s a lot to fit between the 177 pages of Mysterious Stone Sites, but author Linda Zimmermann has done a splendid job of it, not short-changing readers with insufficient information, but, on the contrary, providing them with succinct descriptions and credible assessments that cut to the chase. Her clear brevity is illustrated by 155 photographs and line drawings of megalithic places that prove, by their sheer numbers, that our Eastern Seaboard became home for Neolithic seafarers from Western Europe during Neolithic times.
What makes Zimmermann’s new book especially intriguing to investigators already acquainted with the subject are the many otherwise unknown locations she describes with precision and insight. For other readers unfamiliar with the profusion of very ancient monuments populating North America, Mysterious Stone Sites serves as an engaging introduction to these impressive structures.