Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sherborn MA. Site Pt 1- Interesting Stone Wall Features

Sherborn MA. Site Pt 1- Interesting Stone Wall Features

Part 1 of a Sherborn, MA. site.  The stone wall.  This stone wall is archaic-looking and does not fit into the context of colonial, or later, stone-wall building practices.  None of the stone walls featured on this blog fit into a colonial constructing technique.  Whenever I have seen an expert historian analyze a colonial wall it's appearance is drastically different from the below pictures/ which I feature on this blog.  Further, it is a statistical impossibility that from (let's say) 1645'ish to 1890, about the time a survey of New England stone walls was taken, that a volume of stone walls could have been constructed that when stretched out, could go around the circumference of the Earth more than 10 times.  Even with beasts of burden this is not possible.  Also, wooden fences were a favored resource of the colonists, later replaced by barbed wire in farming areas.  See my Sep. 2014 post for more info on what to expect in Native-built stone walls.  

What we are dealing with here is a practice that must be thousands of years old, by the ancestors of Native people, deep into pre-historic antiquity.  In the book Manitou- The Sacred Landscape of New England's Native Civilization authors Mavor and Dix point out in Chapter 3 of their book that this kind of stone-work (stone mounds, cairns, stone walls) is Earth-quake proof.  So here we have a culture, who we now find out were Ice Age Maritime Navigators and not so much big-game hunters (evidence for this sea-faring "maritime archaic" people going as far back as 11,500 years ago along the Northern Latitude lines- see the "Hidden Landscapes" series) who are building stone structures that can survive earthquakes.  

Also the stone wall featured in this post, as is the case with many stone walls I have investigated seem to be transitioning/ retaining water from slightly higher-elevated land, as if to hold the water back.  What culture with an 11,500 year old history is going to have a pre-occupation with making their structures earthquake-proof and to retain water?  Perhaps some of these structures are post-Atlantean, assuming of course, Atlantis existed.  If this is the case, antiquarians such as William Goodwin who wrote, in the 1940's "The Ruins of Great Ireland In New England" may not be too off-the-mark in their analysis, although they got some things a bit wrong.  Assuming the existence of Atlantis, which there is actually more evidence for than against, than I can see many clans of people spreading out in many different directions.  This could explain why the passage chambers of Ireland and the British Isles bare a remarkable resemblence to identical structures in New England/ the American NorthEast such as the Upton Chamber, as well as artifacts such as pipes.  Also these areas are along the same latitude lines, but on different sides of, the Atlantic.  This would mean that perhaps the old Irish language of Gaelic (and thus Ogham inscriptions) and the Algonquin language could be distantly related, deep in pre-historic antiquity- this would explain the confusion for people finding "Ogham" inscribed stones in the American North-East- they are really Algonquin in origin, easily confused with the related Ogham.  Both peoples have a history of tragic genocide within the past few centuries (most people believe that the Irish potato famine is just that, a potato famine, but my research shows otherwise.  5.2 million dead is genocide, and evidence shows other crops such as barley being grown contemporarily during the potato-famine era.)

Plato first wrote of accounts of Atlantis in his works, which when analyzed, was meant to be a historical account (taken from the Egyptian priest-class), and not a fable as most mainstream scholars would like to believe.  Anyway, I will post more on this interesting topic at a later date, exploring Ignatius Donnelly's work "Atlantis- the Antedeluvian World" and looking at identical fauna, plants and animals found on both sides of the Atlantic.  Also, according to the Irish themselves, it was a race of dark-skinned people from the west who built their megaliths.  Samuel Poe's (who is Ojibway) book "The Algonquin Conquest of the Medetaranian of 11,500 Years Ago" does a good job of further expanding this concept. 

Here is the stone wall in Sherborn, MA., retaining the water (from a swamp)-           

A triangular stone stacked on the bottom.  This is a specially placed stone.  A colonial farmer is not going to bother doing this.  The triangular stone would have had special meaning to an earlier civilization, however:

Alot of stones on this wall (including in the other pictures) appear in odd worked-out shapes, as if work went into them before placing them on the stone wall-

A bit of an unusual curve in the wall.  Also the boulder sticking out in the back could have showcased a petroglyph (perhaps painted) at one point in time:

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