Tuesday, April 29, 2008

A grinding stone "central to the rock formations"

Reader Highland Boy writes in:
I thought I would update you on a topic we corresponded on several months ago. I've finally located the 'grinding stone' I've been searching for. I was never sure of it being a traditional grinding stone in the conventionally accepted sense and I'm even less convinced now. It's a perfect bowl, about one foot in diameter (I forgot to pack my tape measure for precise measurements) with a depth of perhaps four inches. It's also central to all the other rock formations I've posted about. Since I've taken my blog down for revamping, I'd like to share the video with you and your readers. It can be viewed on YouTube here:


Any comments and discussion would be most welcome.

It's aIso worth noting, I maintain a small database with GPS coordinates of other sites I am aware and this stone precisely aligns on the exact latitude of Burnt Hill's summit, which is not visible and actually many miles away.


pwax said...

A magnificent bowl. It might be for grinding but with a pestle - since it would be hard to reach down inside by hand.

stonepilewhisper said...

Nice video. Good idea marking sites with a gps device. This is the way to go. If everyone marked all known sites this way we could combine info into a large accurate database.

archaeologist said...

Most interseting bowl, a grinding area that was more than likely used for Amaranth and Chenopodium, grain like seed pods and roots. Most corn or Maze grinding stones are longer and flat. there are several in the Peabody Museum collection on-line.