Rocks 1

interim report

updated 2 Feb 1997
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Rocks 1

Physical characteristics


Running along the line north of the oak rock formation about 1/4 mile just above a stream crossing is what appears to be a sholder rock. No inscriptions were noted on it.
sholder rock pic
This stone sholder rock was very carefully built into a well layed stone wall. The walls in this area are above the normal in this area for quality of construction and size.
sholder stone in wall
This odd shaped stone was located in a field/marsh where there were standing stones around. It is believed to be a Sacrifical stone. The center channel has been carefully chiseled out in a near perfect circle. Two cross hatched channels were cut on one side to intersect the circle and edge.
sacrifical stone
The stone is 2 1/2 feet by 3 feet in length and 4 inches thick, with a rounded bottom. In the bottom is four round indentations that have been excavated out. The top and bottom have been smoothed.
sacrifical stone
This petroglyph is located on the south eastern facing side of Elm Hill in springfield , approximatly 1/2 mile from the sholder stone. It has three small holes located in the crown area ( at hair line), two larger holes in the eye area, and a open U shape at the mouth area that is accentuation at the left side (at this point the mouth area may be a representation of a peace pipe ?). Note the eyeglasses in the picture for scale.
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petroglyph
The Petroglyph is engraved into a small exposed piece of ledge ( or large sunken bolder, Note that the standing stone directly in back of the face is a modern addition to this feature).
petroglyph
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