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Origins of underwater stones a mystery
United Press International ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | unattributed

Posted on 02/09/2009 11:42:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv

An archaeologist says it remains a mystery how a circle of stones initially arrived at the floor of Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay.

Underwater archeologist Mark Holley said while he first discovered the underwater stones in 2007, no one has been able to prove whether the rocks were placed there by nature or by mankind, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday.

"The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,'" Holley said of his discovery. "This is going to invite so much controversy that this is where we're going to be for the next 20 years."

In fact, several state officials and members of native tribes have expressed interest in the stone formation since it was discovered.

Holley is hoping to put the growing mystery to rest this summer when he and a Northwestern Michigan College student perform laser scans of the underwater image.

The Tribune said the scans will allow the researchers to make a computer model of the site, which is currently protected as a potential Native American site.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
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 02/09/2009 11:42:11 AM PST by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 02/09/2009 11:42:52 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ _____ it's February 2009! _____ do you know where JimRob is?)
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To: SunkenCiv
WOW! Here's a real man of science:

"The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,'" Holley said of his discovery

3 posted on 02/09/2009 11:43:58 AM PST by DManA
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To: SunkenCiv

Aquahenge?


4 posted on 02/09/2009 11:44:10 AM PST by Monkey Face (Don't steal. The government hates competition.)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.courant.com/chi-sunken-stones_janega_bdfeb08,0,4134778.story


5 posted on 02/09/2009 11:45:38 AM PST by A. Morgan (Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


6 posted on 02/09/2009 11:46:10 AM PST by bmwcyle (I have no President as of Jan 20th 2009. No Congress either.)
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To: SunkenCiv
I must have missed but where are the pictures? And really if he didn't want the “controversy” why tell anyone.
7 posted on 02/09/2009 11:46:30 AM PST by svcw
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To: SunkenCiv

Pictures!!!

http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2009/01/stonehenge-beneath-waters-of-lake.html


8 posted on 02/09/2009 11:49:43 AM PST by A. Morgan (Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
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To: SunkenCiv

mastodon carving on Lake Michigan rock

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/u-s-archeologists-find-possible-mastodon-carving-lake-michigan-rock


9 posted on 02/09/2009 11:54:35 AM PST by A. Morgan (Every night I pray that Rezko and Blago roll over on Obama!)
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To: SunkenCiv
FR-Stonehenge Beneath the Waters of Lake Michigan
10 posted on 02/09/2009 11:55:19 AM PST by BGHater (Tyranny is always better organised than freedom)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks like a pretty random bunch of rocks to me. But even if not, it’s not a revelation that Lake Michigan was a lot lower a few thousand years ago. There’s a forest of tree stumps in 80 feet of water 15 miles out from Chicago that they’ve dated to 8300 years ago. Of course there’s gonna be Indian stuff out there.


11 posted on 02/09/2009 12:06:20 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: SunkenCiv

Maybe it’s the spot where medical waste disposal comanies have been dropping all the cancerous testicles that doctors have been removing from pot smokers?


12 posted on 02/09/2009 12:15:40 PM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

Bush’s fault.


13 posted on 02/09/2009 12:32:45 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

yeah, from this image i get no impression of order.

what may be causing interest here might be that there is nothing even remotely similar anywhere nearby in the area they scanned. Clearly this is something that the image viewers found unusual.

can anyone offer a positive argument for the interest here?


14 posted on 02/09/2009 12:41:18 PM PST by WoofDog123
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To: WayneS
LOL.

Again I had to clean my monitor.


15 posted on 02/09/2009 12:50:45 PM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: WoofDog123

We share the same assessment of this. Until I get more information this just seems like active imaginations more than anything else.


16 posted on 02/09/2009 1:06:21 PM PST by WildcatClan (Iam fimus mos ledo ventus apparatus)
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To: SunkenCiv; BGHater; svcw; A. Morgan
The picture is circular but the stones are not.

Most likely a lost load of quarry stone (or ballast) from a distressed or sinking ship.

17 posted on 02/09/2009 3:17:35 PM PST by BenLurkin (Mornie` utulie`. Mornie` alantie`.)
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To: SunkenCiv; blam

Blam didn’t you post on this before?


18 posted on 02/09/2009 3:39:00 PM PST by Little Bill (Just a Poor White Person , clinging to God, Guns, and the Constitution)
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To: Little Bill; blam; BGHater; Free ThinkerNY

As noted above, I didn’t vet this one sufficiently before posting it. :’)

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
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1891549/posts

Stonehenge Beneath the Waters of Lake Michigan
BLDG Blog | 05 Jan 2009 | BLDG Blog
Posted on 01/08/2009 12:15:48 PM PST by BGHater
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2161114/posts

Stonehenge in Lake Michigan?
(Potentially pre-historic stone formation discovered deep underwater)
nbcchicago.com | January 8, 2009 | Matt Bartosik
Posted on 01/13/2009 5:24:22 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2164112/posts


19 posted on 02/09/2009 3:50:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/ _____ it's February 2009! _____ do you know where JimRob is?)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
Looks like a pretty random bunch of rocks to me.

Me too. I don't see anything even vaguely circular.

20 posted on 02/09/2009 3:59:16 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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