Thursday, May 16, 2019

Stone Prayers: Native Constructions on the Eastern Seaboard

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 3 PM – 4 PM
The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Rd, Washington, Connecticut 06793

The Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club (LHAC) welcomes Dr. Curtiss Hoffman, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Bridgewater State College and Past President of Massachusetts Archaeological Society. Scattered throughout the woodlands and fields of the Eastern seaboard of the United States are tens of thousands of stone cultural features about which there has been much debate among archaeologists and antiquarians. Join Dr. Hoffman, who will discuss his recently published book, Stone Prayers: Native Constructions on the Eastern Seaboard, which provides support for the Native American origins of these stone features and traces how strong and vocal support from the region's indigenous communities has helped to preserve and protect these ceremonial sites.

Space is limited, reservations requested. Please call (860) 868-0518 or email general@iaismuseum.org to reserve your spot.

Friday, May 03, 2019

(The Game is) Afoot in Connecticut 29

"Turtle Island, as it has been called for a long, long time," says Sherlock Stones, "is full of obvious Turtle Effigies which nobody by any chance ever observes.”



Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Ceremonial Stone Landscape Presentation (Orange MA)

Presentation to New Salem (MA) Historical Commission
Hosted by Sarah Kohler
Thursday, May 2nd @ 4:30PM
Stage on Main
17 South Main Street, Orange, MA 01364

Sarah Kohler will be giving a presentation to the New Salem Historical Commission (of which she is a member) of her ongoing research. This is a posted, open public meeting & anyone is welcome to attend.
The presentation will focus on the artistic, pragmatic, mathematical & astronomical components, contained within the precolonial stone constructs and stone landscapes that are extant in our region.
A series of large, framed photographs, showing details of her subject will be on view in the gallery during the presentation. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Hammonasset Story; Sebaquanash (Madison CT)


"At Hammonassett, the beach was flat with occasional rock outcroppings...


... The salt marsh area where they (and the Diamondback Terrapin) lived in the summers was the most beautiful place one could imagine. Their wigwam was high enough to be safe from flooding...
... Indeed, a sacred place to live..."

5/6/2019: "Camp Hill"



Friday, April 26, 2019

Sherlock Stones


“The Stone Walls of New England are full of obvious Indigenous Iconography which almost nobody by any chance ever observes.”
   “There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious Snake Head, or two, obvious Uktena-like Spirit Beings, Great Serpent Effigy Petroforms guarding the entrance to a certain place.”



Monday, April 15, 2019

Proposed Solar Farm (Killingworth CT)


KILLINGWORTH, CT (WFSB) - "A green part of Killingworth may be bulldozed to make way for a green project...Some people in town say this just isn’t the right place for this..."
https://www.wfsb.com/news/killingworth-residents-upset-over-proposed-solar-farm-near-state-park/article_0559f07c-364a-11e9-b419-47bee1e1943f.html?fbclid=IwAR2Zo6PO9M16wkAPC1jKytBqbQL9OyAi07ptHvsgxu5iaa3ZqlWTb4NrlTY
Karen Lucibello Daigle photos of those "stone walls:"



















Thursday, April 11, 2019

Watch House Site (Woodbury CT)





I had to rest for a while when I got here: