Sunday, January 18, 2009

Is there a Stonehenge in Lake Michigan?

I came across this via Twitter...'Stonehenge beneath the waters of Lake Michigan.'

"In a surprisingly under-reported story from 2007, Mark Holley, a professor of underwater archaeology at Northwestern Michigan College, discovered a series of stones – some of them arranged in a circle..."


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The find, near Traverse City, includes a stone that may have a prehistoric carving.

"The granite rock has markings that resemble a mastodon - an elephant-like creature that once inhabited parts of North America - with what could be a spear in its side, say divers who have seen it.
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It was part of a row of stones of varying sizes that might have marked the shoreline 6,000 to 10,000 years ago, Holley said.

Some - although not the boulder - were arranged in a circle. That could indicate human manipulation although it's unclear, said Rob Houston, a geology instructor at the college who has inspected the site."

Of course, further study and research is needed, but I think this is very interesting and wanted to share it.

2 comments:

2Bn11FA said...

well there you go, that darned Climat change stuff again...if the temperatures hadn't increased and the glaciers receded we would have never known about this...as it is with the rising lake levels I am suprised we even heard of this story! (seriously though, that is pretty cool!)

Tim Higgins said...

Maggie,

Like 2Bn11FA, I am shocked to discover that the water levels are higher than they were some 10,000 years ago. I can only assume that a previously unkown group of human beings (possibly the ones who used to live in Atlantis and then built the pyramids), then decided to move to Traverse City. In their final statement, they decided to leave a final monument to the technology that they used to darn near destroy the planet (with a secret message about where they were going) before leaving this dying world in their spaceships.

Hey, I think I have the plot for my next novel. I better get to work.

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