Thursday, January 31, 2013

Great In-depth West-Central Texas Cairn Website

Area ranchers typically have referred to these large cairn clusters as “Indian burial grounds”
Thanks -Tim MacSweeney at Rock Piles

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


After.... mounds removed

and in between....1775 survey

Thanks for the Comment  Pwax....
Yes, the verdict is still "way-out"  . Especially since these mounds were flattened long ago.
In my eyes these " hills" are totally consistent with other surveys done in the north east such as EG Squier's 'Aboriginal Monuments of the State of New York'

and the removal of the "hills".... gotta see what they found...
Cutting down Beacon Hill in 1811; a view from the north toward the Massachusetts State House[
3 quotes From "Memorial History of Boston"
" It is rare indeed that a bone of their skeletons is found, except among the middens accumulated around the old camping grounds of the aborigines"

"In Divers places there is much ground cleared by the Indians"

"Winthrop's company found Boston sparsely wooded; water however, was abundant and good. In addition to the springs near Blackstone's House, mention is made in the first records of a "great spring" in spring lane, as well as other springs on the neck and elsewhere"

From Boston:A Topographical History by  Walter Muir Whitehill
"This cove was, as we have seen a marsh partially separated from the Charles River by a long narrow island of solid ground. There was seemingly an indian track, transitable at low tide, across the marshy stretches that separated this island from the peninsula, along the line of the present causeway street."

From James Henry Stark 1882 Antique Views of ye old Towne of Boston
" This want of water was their principal cause of removal to Shawmut, now Boston; for not with standing the resolution of the principal men to build their town at Charlestown, the discouragement attendand on sickness and death caused many to be restless, and to think of other locations; in the meantime Mr William Blackstone who lived at Shawmut( which signifies, in Indian Language, "Living Water," on account of the springs found there, and called by the newcomers Tramount or Trimount, from its appearance from Charlestown of three large hills), learned of their distress, and going over to their relief, advised them to remove to the peninsula. His advice was kindly received and followed soon after. Thus Bosotn became settled by the English Puritans.

Link to audio from stone symposium December 9th 2012

Introductions (Bumpy)

Matt Bua 0:00-3:30
Harry Matthews 3:30- 8:50
Wildon Williams 10:08-10:55
Thomas Brannon 10:55-15:30
Polly Midgley 15:30-18:50
Glen Kreisberg 20:00- 1:21
Q and A 1:21-1:46

Sunday, January 20, 2013

crude Incan Refugee Homes or Stone Chamber?

This looks to me like a variation on the Stone Chambers we have around here for observing Solar and Lunar events, but the folks who put out this book feel otherwise....
Below is the text that accompanied this image.

"Ancient buildings found in the tropical forests of   theVilcabamba region are more roughly made than those in most Inca cities. Crude shelters such as this one, now green with lichen and moss, were probably built in haste by Inca refugees who fled to the jungle to escape the Spaniards." p 164  Reader's Digest "The World's Last Mysteries"  The Italics are mine