Thursday, November 14, 2019

Makiawisug

(The Little People) of Mohegan Hill, Uncasville
May, 2017 by Ray Bendici - Filed Under: Legends, Odd Things, Weird Places

"Described by some as knee-high tall, the Makiawisug wear moccasin flowers for shoes... They are believed to have the power of invisibility, and have been reported to carve symbols into stone. In addition, they supposedly create stone piles, which are used to help protect the Mohegan. In 2012, a development in the area was interrupted by tribal members wanting to preserve such piles, described as "being made of the bones of Mother Earth" and containing messages that "guide generation after generation of Mohegan people."  

Makiawisug: The Gift of the Little People Hardcover – December 1, 1997
by Melissa Jayne Fawcett (Author), Joseph Bruchac (Author), David Wagner (Illustrator)  

 "Suddenly, the storm seemed to stop as they began to descend into the ground. They were in the realm of the Little People. Weegun led her to a beehive shaped chamber of rocks..."

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Small clovis-like point from Concord

I never showed this one:


Found at the wastewater facility cornfield - it was snowy and only a narrow strip of mud was melted out along the top of each corn row. I bent down to investigate what turned out to be a goose poopy, and while my head was close to ground I spotted this little point. I should not have found it otherwise.

The ghosts of the past seen on the pathways in a dust of snow or...

Maybe someday this technology can be applied to rock pile sites.
https://phys.org/news/2019-11-ghost-footprints-pleistocene-era-revealed.html

I wrote a post somewhere about seeing the ghosts of people walking on the old paths, visible only when there is a dust of snow. Cannot find the post.

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Tolland Cairns

Reader Michael H. writes:
North side of route 57, Tolland, MA just west of where Richardson Brook crosses road. 


Reader Joshua H. writes:

I recently found a hardaway dalton triangle and I identified it by the fact it's 100% fluted.  The other triangle I found is an alamance and both are paleo most likely around 10,000 years old.  Both found at Point Judith  Pond this summer

Rockport Turtle

Reader Scott B. writes:
...I believe that the head on the 'turtle' is aligned to true north and that there are standing stones at 30 degree intervals around the turtle mound....

Friday, November 01, 2019

Alan Cressler: Rock Piles and Rock Walls

Rock Mound, Indian Rocks Park, Big Canoe, Dawson County, Georgia 6
Dick Ridge Wall, Chattahoochee National Forest, Walker County, Georgia 1
"Random rock walls on ridge tops of the southeastern U.S. are highly debated. Theories include: animal fences, rock removal for cultivation, fortifications, and prehistoric purposes. Archaeological investigations often reveal nothing conclusive about purpose or who constructed them..."
Pine Mountain Structure, Pine Mountain, Georgia, Jannie Loubser 2

Complete Album:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/alan_cressler/albums/72157678484764728/with/12895105494/