Archaeological Mystery at My Ranch – Possible Graves?

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  • November 11, 2010 at 4:42 pm #496496 Back to Top REPORT
    trailboss
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    So, we have some rocks at our ranch that are arranged in a perfect rectangle. There are three different “pad sites”/arrangements and they are probably approximately 3 feet wide by 7 feet long. They are arranged end to end. Here is a picture of one and you can see a second one in the background:

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    Does anyone know what they are? Are they the floor of an old shed? An old grave? If so, would it be an indian grave, an old settlers grave? Any clue at all.
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    November 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm #531706 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    What direction are they running on the compass?
    November 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm #531707 Back to Top REPORT

    Worthless

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    Im going to guess that they’re part of an old foundation for something, how far is it from the end of one to the beginning of another? Id expect graves to be side to side, not end to end; but Im no archeologist.
    November 11, 2010 at 5:05 pm #531708 Back to Top REPORT
    trailboss
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    What direction are they running on the compass?

    east to west.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:07 pm #531709 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
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    Dig in ;)
    November 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm #531710 Back to Top REPORT
    trailboss
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    Dig in ;)

    thought about that, but i really wasn’t too keen on the idea of digging up bones, just in case they are graves. :shock:

    November 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm #531711 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
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    Dig in ;)

    thought about that, but i really wasn’t too keen on the idea of digging up bones, just in case they are graves. :shock:[/quote:27tp58er]I wouldn’t be able to resist….

    November 11, 2010 at 5:17 pm #531712 Back to Top REPORT
    trailboss
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    Dig in ;)

    thought about that, but i really wasn’t too keen on the idea of digging up bones, just in case they are graves. :shock:[/quote:lk3e83o6]I wouldn’t be able to resist….[/quote:lk3e83o6]

    Come on down. I’ll let you dig’em up and I’ll stand by and watch. :whistle

    November 11, 2010 at 5:22 pm #531713 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    What direction are they running on the compass?

    east to west.[/quote:s6leiyaz]

    Too small for a foundation for a settler and for the American native indians mainly put their foundations in circles with wall stones.
    My guess they are a grave because of the facing the east potential. Native Americans didn’t bury their dead very often out west. I could be wrong there too. My guess it might be settlers’ graves. I’d be tempted to have the ground dug too to see what’s there. I’d dig right beside it and not in it. My guess is the rock base has to be fairly shallow there and what’s there is not that deep.

    November 11, 2010 at 5:45 pm #531714 Back to Top REPORT
    buck-wild
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    Dig in ;)

    thought about that, but i really wasn’t too keen on the idea of digging up bones, just in case they are graves. :shock:[/quote:3ihsfhv6]I wouldn’t be able to resist….[/quote:3ihsfhv6]

    Me neither… Start diggin…. :D

    November 11, 2010 at 5:54 pm #531715 Back to Top REPORT
    mohunter86
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    i’d dig. there could be some indian treasure in there. :thumbup
    November 11, 2010 at 6:01 pm #531716 Back to Top REPORT
    wishbone
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    Seriously.. I wouldn’t dig Indian artifacts or not, thats bad ju- ju could haunt you the rest of your life..If it where me I’d forget about it. [=}=]
    November 11, 2010 at 6:08 pm #531717 Back to Top REPORT
    thunderchicken21
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    Seriously.. I wouldn’t dig Indian artifacts or not, thats bad ju- ju could haunt you the rest of your life..If it where me I’d forget about it. [=}=]

    My thoughts as well…

    All We Do Is SELFILMED
    November 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm #531718 Back to Top REPORT
    bm2
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    you could always get with a engineer company/survey company and maybe they could bring out a portable ground penetrating radar out and give you a
    nice pick of what is under them rocks.

    i agree “DIGGING IN INDIAN GRAVES IS BAD JU-JU” unless its for excavation
    and preservation reasons, ancestors dont tend to like that kind of stuff.

    John

    November 11, 2010 at 9:26 pm #531719 Back to Top REPORT
    la-sportsman
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    I would contact a local university with an archeological department. They may be able to identify it just by description and a picture.
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