Friday, June 06, 2008

Quartz, stone rows, heaps and the Bear (again)...


Coming into the Bear Sweatlodge area from a different spot than usual, I saw a little stonework near the spring (the "break out zone, I was thinking - and possibly said out loud) that wasn't yet on my cognitive map of the area...
Just one stone on a boulder - or is it just the last one left?
Quartz started catching my eye...



I'm unsure if this is ancient - maybe a cover at one time for (a potion of) the spring?

I think this is another mound?row?both? I may have missed previously - stone heap in the distance... The mound was calling, since the light was just right...

I wonder how old this tree to the right of this heap might be
I burned some tobacco and removed some branches here a week ago or more and the rain washed away some debris...
I managed to get three stone heaps in this one:
That dark spot just to the right of the upper center of the photo is the Bear Sweatlodge, stone rows by the spring in the lower part - the kind that seem both stone row like or elongated stone heaps or both:



3 comments:

  1. That's quite a hunk of quartz. A lot of boulders look exactly like that all around the Miner Farm. There is much evidence there of quarrying and generations have plowed up countless quartz projectile points.

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  2. There were actually three large quartz boulders sort of lined up (that I saw on that day) in that sea of ferns. I've got a partial point, the only one I've ever found in CT, that I just looked down on the pathway and saw at the other end of the two ridges where these "caves" are...

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