This is about rock piles and stone mound sites in New England. A balance is needed between keeping them secret and making them public. Also arrowheads, stone tools and other surface archaeology.
With all the snow - something I have been pondering lately. I wonder sometimes, if certain types of rockpiles and cairns - might have been constructed in a way to show thru or even peek thru the snow. Especially for some that might be of a marker type. You know yourself, in winter it's impossible to spot 99% of structures. But every once in a while you run across something - that you really can tell what's underneath (especially in areas that follow a pattern). And since different types of stone were used. Some, more than others might be able to melt snow faster when the sun is shining. Just a thought...
Interesting. It is certainly true some things melt faster than others, like when there is an underground stream.
I've seen fox tracks on the crusty snow, signs of it digging down into tall tufts of vegatation by those tunnels the mice make (like gophers or Bugs Bunny in the cartoons) & then tuesday we saw a fox running along my road ahead of our car who finally climbed the snowbank and ran into the hemlocks.
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