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Archeological Mysteries: Connecticut "Boat" Cairn
Science Frontiers Online ^ | Mar-April 1987 | William Corliss

Posted on 04/14/2002 5:53:03 AM PDT by Hellmouth


An unusual, large stone cairn is located atop Rattlesnake Hill in Connecticut's Natchang State Forest. At an elevation of 640 feet, it commands an almost 360° view. Its long axis is aligned with the Pole Star. The cairn seems to have been constructed according to some plan rather than just being a deposit of cleared stones. One's first impression is that it resembles a boat. Could it be a Norse "ship burial" such as found in Europe? It is impossible to prove such a conjecture without tearing the cairn apart.

(Whittall, James P., II; "The 'Boat" Cairn, Chaplin, Connecticut," Early Sites Research Society Bulletin, 12:39, December 1986.)

A side view ofthe Connecticut "boat" cairn.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Connecticut; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: archaeology; archeology; clovis; connecticut; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; mysteries; preclovis; precolumbian
Strange stone objects clutter the New England countryside.....
1 posted on 04/14/2002 5:53:03 AM PDT by Hellmouth
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To: Hellmouth
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2 posted on 04/14/2002 11:00:52 AM PDT by Maelstrom
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Here's an addition of a topic from 2001.
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3 posted on 10/09/2004 4:54:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("All I have seen teaches me trust the Creator for all I have not seen." -- Emerson)
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4 posted on 07/11/2011 6:18:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again --
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