Thursday, June 10, 2010

More on the oval mound from N. Stonington CT

Expanding on the pile described here, Ted writes:

Here are more some shots of the oval pile. The last one shows the broken end.

5 comments :

pwax said...

Also, I would guess the prominent feature is the larger rock sticking out of the base of the pile.

pwax said...
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pwax said...

I am not sure if that is a hollow. Could it have simply fallen over there?

Ted said...

No, not really a hollow, you are right. When you look carefully, it seems a fallen section would have left a larger pile on he ground; makes me think someone has removed stones or dug into the stacked rocks. Its curious that the other beautiful pile we saw in Stonington's Perry Preserve was also roughly oval in shape, made on bedrock and the back side of that was disturbed in the same general way. There were artifact collectors around here in the late 19th and into the 20th century, wonder if they could be responsible? Perhaps some other explanation?

JimP said...

This large pile built on bedrock is relatively common in the CT/RI area.