John A. Ruskamp, Jr., Ed.D., M.B.A
(an ongoing research endeavor)
As of October 2016, 113 uniquely ancient Chinese scripts located in the North American rock writing record have been identified by this study. On the following pages viewers will find images of a number of these most remarkable ancient writings.
Readers can view and download for personal use the study's Supplemental Research reports, which describe in detail many of these Chinese pictogram-glyphs. These reports are located under the Additional Research Publications tab located in the left margin of this page.
Background information and the study's statistical comparative rubric are presented in the primary research report of this endeavor: Asiatic Echoes - The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing, 3rd edition.
Significantly, each of the rock writing glyphs evaluated in this study has a form matching that of a known complex ancient Chinese script character, and multiple world-renowned sinologists and epigraphers have confirmed all of these identities. (See "Acknowledgements" in Asiatic Echoes for the names of these individuals.)
Most remarkably, in some cases these North American Chinese pictogram-glyphs appear together as clearly understandable ancient messages written with recognizable forms of datable Chinese syntax.
Importantly, all of these pictogram-glyphs exhibit measurable surface repatination indicating that they are hundreds or even thousands of years old. As such, they are not recent specious fabrications (fakes).
In addition, senior National Park Service personnel and ranking members of Native American tribes have collectively determined that these pictogram-glyphs are unassociated with any known style of Native American rock art.
Note to Researchers and Readers
The sole intent of this website is to share with others the findings of the ongoing scientific study referred to as Asiatic Echoes.
Previously, the seminal document of this endeavor, Asiatic Echoes: The Identification of Ancient Chinese Pictograms in pre-Columbian North American Rock Writing, has been periodically enlarged and enhanced so that it would contain the study's latest findings and interpretations.
However, now that the 3rd edition of Asiatic Echoes is in print future reports detailing the study's most important discoveries will appear separately as Supplemental Reports on his website under the tab "Additional Resesarch Publications."
Recently, the worldwide media have published various reports about the remarkable findings of this research endeavor. A simple search for "ruskamp ancient Chinese" will display a number of these items. Therefore, I wish to remind readers that this study is epigraphic in nature, that it is not archaeological, per se, and that it is ongoing.
As the world renowned expert on ancient Chinese writing David N. Keightley, Ph.D. stated: "This study is an entirely new academic field!"
John A. Ruskamp, Jr., Ed.D., M.B.A.
Chinese Historical Society of America
2017 Annual Conference
Hilton Hotel San Francisco
750 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California 94108
October 6-8, 2017