Sky Earth Drones Pages


Sky Earth Drones is written by Andis Kaulins (pronounced Collins) a joint EU and USA citizen, born in Germany in 1946, J.D. Stanford University Law School 1971. Kaulins became interested in drones because of the increasingly complex legal aspects associated with their production, sale and use. Drones are also of great interest to Archaeology & Geography and related disciplines. The name of the blog, "Sky Earth Drones", is a play on a two-volume book written and published by Kaulins in 2016 as Sky Earth Native America:

Sky Earth Native America 1 :
American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
Volume 1, Edition 2, 266 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Sky Earth Native America 2 :
    American Indian Rock Art Petroglyphs Pictographs
    Cave Paintings Earthworks & Mounds as Land Survey & Astronomy
    Volume 2, Edition 2, 262 pages, by Andis Kaulins.

  • Both volumes have the same cover except for the labels "Volume 1" viz. "Volume 2". The image on the cover was created using public domain space photos of Earth from NASA.


    Both book volumes contain the following basic book description:
    "Alice Cunningham Fletcher observed in her 1902 publication in the American Anthropologist that there is ample evidence that some ancient cultures in Native America, e.g. the Pawnee in Nebraska, geographically located their villages according to patterns seen in stars of the heavens. See Alice C. Fletcher, Star Cult Among the Pawnee--A Preliminary Report, American Anthropologist, 4, 730-736, 1902. Ralph N. Buckstaff wrote:
    "These Indians recognized the constellations as we do, also the important stars, drawing them according to their magnitude. The groups were placed with a great deal of thought and care and show long study.... They were keen observers.... The Pawnee Indians must have had a knowledge of astronomy comparable to that of the early white men." See Ralph N. Buckstaff, Stars and Constellations of a Pawnee Sky Map, American Anthropologist, Vol. 29, Nr. 2, April-June 1927, pp. 279-285, 1927. In our book, we take these observations one level further and show that megalithic sites and petroglyphic rock carving and pictographic rock art in Native America, together with mounds and earthworks, were made to represent territorial geographic landmarks
    placed according to the stars of the sky using the ready map of the starry sky
    in the hermetic tradition, "as above, so below". That mirror image of the heavens on terrestrial land is the "Sky Earth" of Native America,
    whose "rock stars" are the real stars of the heavens, "immortalized" by rock art petroglyphs, pictographs, cave paintings, earthworks and mounds of various kinds (stone, earth, shells) on our Earth. These landmarks were placed systematically in North America, Central America (Meso-America) and South America and can to a large degree be reconstructed as the Sky Earth of Native America."
    A bit about the author of this blog in addition to that two-volume publication:

    Drafted into the military out of law school, Kaulins had a perfect score (all questions answered correctly) on the former GCT test, taken by ca. 2 million people. One other had done the same: Clark Clifford we were told, but it does not have to be true, and we have no way to check. Pundits differ on whether that test measured "intelligence" or "general competency" or "anything". Maybe some of us are just good at taking tests.... Life has many things of importance that are not necessarily tested by examinations. Rather, life itself is the test.

    Kaulins is an alumnus summer and full associate of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, an international law firm headquartered in New York City. As of the year 2016, all three of the ladies on the U.S. Supreme Court (Justices Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Kagan) were former Paul, Weiss (summer) associates.

    Kaulins is a former FFA Law Lecturer in Anglo-American Law, University of Trier, Germany and is the author of several books on law, the history of civilization, ancient scripts and languages, as well as megalithic cultures, including the interpretation of ancient anthropomorphic figures cut into stone. Anthropomorphic design is at the cutting edge of modern developments.

    The academic community does not pay much attention to what we write because it challenges mainstream dogma. Nevertheless, enough bright young minds will ultimately surface, understand and continue our work, so we proceed merrily along our way as if the world were full of Clark Cliffords....

    Short Biography (see the Long Biography here):
    At his LawPundit blog, Kaulins has postings that focus on law, legal issues and jurisprudence, including intellectual property (copyrights, patents, trademarks), Constitutional Law, information technology (IT), telecommunications, new media, the Internet, social media networking, politics and current events, personal computers and their spin-offs (smartphones, pads, tablets), sports, travel, the history of civilization, the history of law, cyberspace, and lifestyle. We can add drones to this list.

    Our sport is golf. Kaulins, the LawPundit, won the men's golf club championship at the Mosel Golf Club in Cochem, Germany, 2008, at age 61.

    The above photograph at Cochem Golf by Christian Hoffman shows from the left after the final round, the champions holding their trophies: the women's champion, the men's senior champion, the junior champion, the women's senior champion, and I am at the far right as the men's champion. Sorry for the "non-golf" garb but we had rain and high winds and it was rough out there.

    Today, at 6 feet tall and weighing in at about 210, I am known here and there for my long drives, occasionally outdriving top young players, even though I turned 68 in December, 2014. I have always been interested in sports and was pretty good at all of them, but as I had skipped the 1st grade in school, I was always a year younger and smaller than most of my classmates. I grew a lot in my senior year in high school, too late for any varsity sports except for golf, and that has remained my sport ever since. The 1964 Lincoln High School golf team of which I was a member was the Class A State Golf Champion and the entire team was inducted into the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame in October 2012. But we all have Charlie Borner, the State Championship medalist, to thank for that.

    I was unable to attend the ceremonies but the rest of the team was there.
    My brother Arv Kaulins represented the Kaulins family in his own right as a member of the Lincoln High School 1967 Class A State Golf Championship team that was inducted into the LHS Athletic Hall of Fame at the same time:

    Nebraska State Golf Champions
    The photograph directly above from the JournalStar in Lincoln, Nebraska shows two Nebraska State Golf Championship Teams, the Class of 1964 in the back row (Dick Beechner, coach, and players Jerry Rockwell, Dennis Bradshaw, Galen Ullstrom, Allen Bettin, Charles Borner, Sam Beechner and George Snider), and the Class of 1967 in the front row: Bonnie Kuklin (daughter of then coach Harry Kuklin), Mike McGuire, Bob Dann, Arveds Kaulins, Tim Knopp and Lance Gloe.

    The photograph directly left is a clipping from the Lincoln High School newspaper with a photo of the 1964 championship team. I am missing in the top photograph and Jerry Rockwell is missing from the bottom one which pictures (bottom left to right) - Andis Kaulins, George Snider, Charles Borner (State Championship medalist, and in 1970 Nebraska Match Play Champion, now a golf pro), Dennis Bradshaw (later a PGA management graduate), Galen Ullstrom (later a lawyer and insurance executive), and Sam Beechner (later a successful investor). The golf coach, Dick Beechner, is not pictured but see Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame where Dick was  the Executive Director.

    Andis Kaulins, Hole in One, June 18, 1963. It was my grandfather's birthday. This is the ball I used. I was 16 then and played this ball for maybe 10 rounds - you could still cut the ball then. The witnesses in my foursome were Lowell Berg (retired former head of probably the leading architectural firm in Lincoln, Nebraska, and past President of the Rotary Club), Roger Yant and Mike Ley (who in 1972 was Nebraska Match Play Champion). You could send the ball in to Titleist (Acushnet) and have them stamp your name and date on it, which I did.

    Andis Kaulins

    Above: Karlsberg Golf Tournament 2007
    Stromberg Men's Young Seniors Golf Team
    Stromberg Golf Club, German Golf League
    Andis Kaulins at the far right -- see also here.

    My Golf Partner
    Golf Trophy 2004
    Andis Kaulins at Stromberg Golf Club in Germany as Senior Club
    Champion 2004 at age 57. Andis is at the far right. Dig those bermudas!