Monday, November 25, 2019

More 'arrowheads' from North Kingston, RI

Reader Joshua H. writes:
I recently found what I believe to be an argillite guilford round base, quartzite point, three unusual argillite points with two that are very similar to the points described in the thread on, "narragansett bay argillite spear point tips" and the other is tri-faced and most likely untyped...also a rhyolite adena blade, quartzite blade and (please don't laugh) a crowfield point made out of slate!!  I know it sounds crazy but it has all the characteristics of the shape.  I hope to get all my finds authenticated in the future.

Here is a photo of the "crowfield":

Sunday, November 24, 2019

By a vernal pond in Sippewisset, Falmouth MA

For readers unfamiliar with the supposed 'grammar' of split-wedged rocks, a vernal pond is a small water source, a place full of spirits. Here, a spirit in the split rock has been blocked from coming out. This spirit - or perhaps the blocking of it - is connected loosely, through a few widely placed rocks, to the stone wall in the background. This wall makes a 'V' with another wall [not shown] just to the right of the picture, on the other side of the low place of the vernal pond.

Thursday, November 14, 2019


(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.

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

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