Heartland Research representatives will meet Dr. Himanshu Jain, Dr. Masashi Watanabe, and possibly other associates at the Lehigh Microcopy School in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Monday, September 18th.
The goal is to discuss how Lehigh University scientists can examine the origins of Mississippi Valley stones that have scripts and drawings. Click here to see the John White Collection.
The names and backgrounds of our representatives.
(1) John Lefgren.
John has a PhD in economic history and has worked with Heartland Research to restore the world’s oldest ship replica. This project has involved hundreds of talented people. The research is followed by hundreds of thousands of people.
(2) Blaise Colasante.
Born and raised in Bethlehem, Blaise has had a life-long fascination with Native American cultures. Civilizations such as Maya, Adena, and Hopewell are particularly interesting. Flint knapper and primitive skills enthusiast, Blaise has been making stone tools for nearly twenty years.
(3) Boyd J. Tuttle.
Boyd graduated from Brigham Young University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. In 1991, he graduated from Lehigh University with a Master of Science degree in Management of Technology. Boyd worked for a Fortune 500 company in Rochester, New York, for 25 years. He has been President and CEO of Digital Legend Press Publishing since 2009.
(4) Chris Finebrock.
Chris is a Hollywood film director. He hired a camera crew to visit the Phoenicia Ship Museum in Iowa, the ancient copper mines in Michigan, and the John White Collection of Stones in Ohio this summer. Hollywood is home to Chris. As a native of this renowned city, he brings to the project the energy and talents of this city. Chris will be in California during our meeting, but he is available for comments.
(5) Brian Nettles.
Ancient languages are Brian’s area of expertise. His knowledge of Egyptian, Hebrew, and Phoenician helps him translate ancient artifacts. Brian is also a skilled codebreaker in addition to deciphering dead languages. Tucson, Arizona, is where he lives. The project depends on Brian. One stone has been translated for the first time by him. A report on his translation can be found here. From Arizona, Brian will be able to participate via telephone.
For our meeting, we are preparing a 10-minute presentation. Then, we will have an open and free discussion about how to define our research goals and how to collaborate.
Currently, we will have two stones with inscriptions and three blank stones. Our meeting will be more meaningful since we will bring these stones to Lehign for their evaluation.
There are 100,000s who are interested in our project. The scientific results of what Lehigh can see under 20 million times magnification will certainly reflect the expertise of world-famous experts.