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Underwater Archaeologists Find Possible Mastodon Carving On Lake Michigan Rock
AHN ^ | 9-4-2007 | Nidhi Sharma

Posted on 09/05/2007 10:26:08 AM PDT by blam

Underwater Archaeologists Find Possible Mastodon Carving On Lake Michigan Rock

September 4, 2007 11:51 p.m. EST

Nidhi Sharma - AHN News Writer

Traverse City, MI (AHN) - Underwater archaeologists in Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay are speculating a boulder they found in a June ship wreck to be engraved with a prehistoric carvings.

Mark Holley, a scientist with the Grand Traverse Bay Underwater Preserve Council, believes that the granite rock, which was found hidden at a depth of about 12 metres, has markings that resemble a mastodon.

A mastodon is an elephant-like creature that once inhabited parts of North America. It also carried what appeared to be a spear in its side.

Accepting the fact that they need the experts to come in and verify if the carvings are an ancient petroglyph, Holley said he has shown pictures of the boulder to them. Michigan has only a couple of confirmed petroglyphs.

Since the petroglyphs experts are not able to dive in sea water, the scientists say they are facing trouble showing the exact carvings to the experts.

Though the exact location of the boulder is not unveiled to prevent it from theft, scientists say it lies within the 50-kilometre-long (31 miles) bay on the flat, sandy lake floor.

Holley also told the Associated Press that the boulder is a part of a row of stones of varying sizes that might have marked the shoreline 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. The boulder with the markings is about one metre high and about 1 1/2 metres long.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: alpenaamberleyridge; archaeoastronomy; archaeology; brianabbott; catastrophism; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; grandtraversebay; huntergatherers; lake; lakemichigan; markholley; mastodon; megaliths; michigan; nagpra; stonehenge; traversecity; underwater
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1 posted on 09/05/2007 10:26:10 AM PDT by blam
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping.


2 posted on 09/05/2007 10:26:34 AM PDT by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: blam

In before the ping!


3 posted on 09/05/2007 10:27:49 AM PDT by BJClinton (And then it occured to me: a real rocket scientist posted the Friday silliness thread on Thursday.)
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To: blam

Sea water? Lake Michigan is fresh water........kinda.............


4 posted on 09/05/2007 10:28:01 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: blam

Lake Michigan is “sea water”?

Excuse me, when did that happen?


5 posted on 09/05/2007 10:28:29 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: blam
Since the petroglyphs experts are not able to dive in sea water, the scientists say they are facing trouble showing the exact carvings to the experts.

There must be a petroglyph expert who also dives SOMEWHERE in the world! Isn't there?

6 posted on 09/05/2007 10:28:50 AM PDT by colorcountry (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. --Voltaire)
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To: Al Gator

Must have happened when I threw those extra McDonald’s salt packets overboard after lunch.


7 posted on 09/05/2007 10:30:15 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: blam
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070904/NEWS06/70904082/0/SPORTS06

Above URL has photo!

8 posted on 09/05/2007 10:32:02 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto)
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To: Larry Lucido

Just Damn, does that mean I can fishin for night blues on the lake? Nice!


9 posted on 09/05/2007 10:32:08 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: Al Gator; Red Badger

Well, it must be sea water, as the whales were spotted off Leland, heading for Empire and Frankfort! Geeze, I don’t even read the Wretched Beagle, and I know that! (thanks to Normy and Ron on AM580).

See, the tourists were upset that we just have this huge beautiful bay, with nothing more than fish and boats in it. They wanted things they could “see”. So, UofM, they of the “hey, we’ll spend your money on anything!” persuasion, decided to change the salt content of the bay and LM, and are now planning a SeaWorld Really North!


10 posted on 09/05/2007 10:32:48 AM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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To: blam
There's another thread close by that says that the water level of Lake Superior is way down (I don't think that's true) but from this story it seems that the water level of lake Michigan is way up.

I'm so confused.

11 posted on 09/05/2007 10:33:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The broken wall, the burning roof and tower. And Agamemnon dead.)
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To: blam

Interesting news but the article was badly written.


12 posted on 09/05/2007 10:34:41 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Looks like an elephant to me.

;-)


13 posted on 09/05/2007 10:34:50 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: blu

How did the whales get thru the St. Lawrence Seaway?..........


14 posted on 09/05/2007 10:35:06 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Somebody pulled out the plug in the dam between the two, and the water ran out.


15 posted on 09/05/2007 10:35:13 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: blam

Ancient Republicans?


16 posted on 09/05/2007 10:35:30 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Ah, Zebra Mussels - nasty little brutes. Didn’t we get them from the Chinese?
17 posted on 09/05/2007 10:35:47 AM PDT by PeteB570 (Keeping and eye on the Frying Pan Shoals Buoys)
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To: Red Badger

They didn’t. They were stocked in the lake when they were just pollywogs.


18 posted on 09/05/2007 10:36:02 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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19 posted on 09/05/2007 10:36:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (ALL that CARBON in ALL that oil & coal was once in the atmospere. We're just putting it back!)
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To: Red Badger

UofM flew them in. First, they treated them to a nice weekend on Mackinac Island, then they released them under the Mighty Mac. Man, this all happened around Memorial Day, and you didn’t hear about it? LOL!


20 posted on 09/05/2007 10:37:33 AM PDT by blu (All grammar and punctuation rules are *OFF* for the "24" thread.)
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