Author Archives: Stephen Parker, Ph.D (Article Selection and Commentary)

A Stone from the Sky: The Thunderstone of Ensisheim, 1492

    The Thunderstone of Ensisheim   On November 7, 1492, a young boy from the Alsatian town of Ensisheim watched breathlessly as a brilliant fireball slashed across the sky and plunged to the ground in a wheat field. Rescued from local souvenir hunters by the local magistrate, the roughly triangular stony chondrite meteorite was… Click to continue

Huwasi stones of the Hittites: “The stones were treated as gods; they were given food and water and were anointed and washed.”

Huwasi Stones “In Hittite mythology, a huwasi stone is sacred to a deity and is usually situated in a temple. Larger huwasi stones were placed in an open area surrounded by trees and other plants. The stones were treated as gods; they were given food and water and were anointed and washed. At any cult… Click to continue