Saturday, September 18, 2010

Well written article on stone chambers

From a New York Times article [here]

1 comment :

Norman said...

Ah, yes, Martin Brech and the obsidian knife supposedly found in one of the Putnam chambers. I heard the talk the Brech gave at a NEARA meeting in Keene, NH, years ago, in which he claimed that the knife had been identified by scientists at Princeton University. Well, being on the staff at Princeton, and knowing the scientist who did his PhD on obsidian identification, I asked him if he did ID on the supposed obsidian knife, and he said no. This story has more twists and turns, but the upshot is that there was no obsidian knife found in a Putnam chamber.