Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Stop calling them "cairns"

Cairn - Gaelic for heap of stones.

Is a more contemptuous designation even possible? It kind of suggests heap of stone built by a Scott or Irishman.

Are Native Americans supposed to use that term?

Update: I realize that a lot of people use "cairn" to mean a well built stack of rocks; and the term is not being used out of contempt. Nevertheless I think we should move away from it. The Gaelic connotation is just a bad fit for something built by non-Gaels. Especially when we are trying to refute their Gaelic origin.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Housatonic Watershed (Western MA)

 A photo by Michael Loglisci:

It reminded me of a photo that Norman Muller used here: 
Figure 11

Monday, March 08, 2021

Mysterious Vermont - from YouTube metal detectorists

 If you like walking around in the woods, this video is satisfying. No rock piles [yet] but they are walking around an interesting complex of walls and chambers. Someone should go up there and look around.

Mysterious Mega-Structure Discovered in the Mountains of Vermont | Exploration Adventure - YouTube

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Rembering the woods

 I got to see some pretty places