Saturday, February 28, 2015

Native Stone Wall Sections Pt 4

Native Stone Wall Sections Pt 4

Last part of this 4-part series showing off the highlights of the remains of a pre-colonial stone wall (I have extensively addressed this issue elsewhere on this blog- do your research, folks).  This is all one wall but I broke it down into sections, or sites, as it covers much ground.

First of all, this is not a colonial or later stone-stacking technique that was used by colonists.  Also this is not located in what colonists or later people considered farm-land, this would have been considered "wasteland" to the whites.  These stone-walls and stone-works are located on bedrock ledges/ outcrops, also over-looking swamps, wet-lands and brooks.  It is also important to point out that a fault-line runs through this area.  These stone-works are pre-colonial, Native American.  Statitically speaking, from a late 1800's survey, it is impossible for the colonists to have constructed the thlousands+ of miles of stone walls found in the New England region in just 200 years (statistically speaking the stone walls have enough volume to stretch around the circumference of the Earth something like 10 times over).  Again, the pictures below are not even colonial stone-stacking techniques whites would have used.  Some of these walls are thousands of years old: 

Running into a ledge:

Other side of the bedrock, close-up:

An interesting stone stack in the wall.  I have seen this before, incorporated into another stone-wall not too far away from this site (see my posts from Dec. 2014).  This tells us this is a "signature" stone-stack technique.  This means something:

Nearby rock-on rock, possibly an old animal effigy:

Back up on the ledges:

Standing by the stone-wall, which over-looks this valley with a brook running through it.  Due to modern damming and water supply resource, these water tables are lower than they really should be.  This brook is probably dried up during the summer:

Back up on the ledge, the stone wall over-looking the wet-land valley:

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