Date: n.d., pre-1500 A.D.
Place: In situ: Bedford, N.S.
This petroglyph, or rock carving, was cut with stone tools, probably pre-dating the introduction of European-made metal tools, beginning about 1500. Hence it includes the earliest surviving human or humanoid figure of or by a Mi'kmaq. The eight-pointed star occurs in Mi'kmaq hieroglyphic writing as a symbol for the sun. The knobbed crosses occur elsewhere as part of the hieroglyph for 'star'. http://museum.gov.ns.ca
Other Mi'kmaq petroglyphs: Kejimkujik National Park, N.S.
This is the earliest photographic record of Mi'kmaq rock art. Parks Canada has completed a catalogue of all known petroglyphs within the boundaries of Kejimkujik National Park.
"Perhaps some of the most important images portray men and women wearing the traditional clothing of the time. In some cases, these images show highly detailed double-curve designs decorating the clothing. Foremost among these images is the unique peaked hat traditionally worn by Mi’kmaw women. Over 60 petroglyphs depict these peaked hats, suggesting the importance of women in the matriarchal Mi’kmaw society. Since none of this clothing remains today, these images provide the only examples of the motifs used by the early Mi’kmaq, before they were influenced by the arrival of Europeans." http://www.muiniskw.org/pgHistory3b.htm
Molly Muise descendant of Philippe Mius
The Mi'kmaq chaperon is preserved today as part of the traditional regalia worn by women at Pow Wows. It is a Medieval European head-covering that invokes a time in history when all married women wore the hood in imitation of their queen, who was also a member of the grail family. http://www.thelibraryofhope.com/basketstories2.htm
This is not a realistic representation of the Milky Way, but a symbolic rendering of a road of supernatural power, a connection between worlds like the twisted frog's leg of the Hočąk Medicine Rite, the rotating, double helix pathway to the Otherworld. Note that the star embedded in the Milky Way has a single helix "power line" descending downward, just like Gottschall has the double helix descending downward from each of the solar-like discs. Two more examples of the "double helix" design are found from the Great Lakes region. The one above right is described as an "unidentified abstract symbol", and the more diamond shaped one on the right is from the Cliff Lake paintings. http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.Gottschall.html
I recommend reading John Bear MacNeil's Basket Stories for Mi’kmaq Grail Alliance, Kelly's Mountain, Red Ochre Folk, Kluskap/Cronus Myth, The Medewewin Stone, Circle Cross, Et In Arcadia Ego, Pharoah Unas, Roi Perdu - the Lost King, The lost Ark of the Covenant, Norse-Mi’kmaq Alliance,The Dark Virgin, Circles of Mi’kma’ki, Membertou/Sagamo/ The knight Sagramore @ King Auther's round table, The Templar links & much more
Also see John Colman's work on NS ley lines & Mi'kmaq scripting language/ Egyptian Connection