Archaeological Mystery at My Ranch – Possible Graves?

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  • November 11, 2010 at 11:10 pm #531720 Back to Top REPORT
    straightedge123
    StraightEdge123

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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.

    I would avoid letting anyone know, especially affiliated with government.
    Just sayin.

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    November 11, 2010 at 11:11 pm #531721 Back to Top REPORT
    trailboss
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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.

    I would avoid letting anyone know, especially affiliated with government.
    Just sayin.[/quote:1ad6nvqn]
    you aren’t the first person to suggest that. :thumbup

    November 11, 2010 at 11:25 pm #531722 Back to Top REPORT
    shacklehunter
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    Me and Rockster be itchen. 8D
    November 11, 2010 at 11:30 pm #531723 Back to Top REPORT
    trailboss
    Trailboss

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    Me and Rockster be itchen. 8D

    come on down to texas…bring lil’ shack and he can kill all the squirrels eating our corn too.

    November 12, 2010 at 1:08 am #531724 Back to Top REPORT
    shacklehunter
    shacklehunter

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    Me and Rockster be itchen. 8D

    come on down to texas…bring lil’ shack and he can kill all the squirrels eating our corn too.[/quote:juiurayz]Wow that sound like one heck of an invite. What do you think rock chucker? ;)

    November 12, 2010 at 2:00 am #531725 Back to Top REPORT
    bbeltram
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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.

    I would avoid letting anyone know, especially affiliated with government.
    Just sayin.[/[/color:1hnqkcme]quote]
    you aren’t the first person to suggest that. :thumbup[/quote:1hnqkcme][/quote:1hnqkcme]

    X2

    Maybe I’ve watched too many old westerns, but it seems like they usually portray settlers piling rocks on top of graves.

    November 12, 2010 at 2:29 am #531726 Back to Top REPORT
    ironmaiden
    IRONMAIDEN

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    Looks like you might have some kind of old fort on your hands. I’d love to see the formation and i’d bet theres more in either a circle or square. could be huge even if it was abandoned early on in the makings.

    Not graves unless they were be side by side. :-B

    November 12, 2010 at 2:48 am #531727 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

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    I don’t know, but whatever you do, don’t dig them up. :shock: :-S
    November 12, 2010 at 4:18 am #531728 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
    Jeeper

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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.

    I agree 100%.

    You are now reading my signature.
    November 12, 2010 at 4:47 am #531729 Back to Top REPORT
    pa_mathews_man
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    Chickens :p
    November 12, 2010 at 12:53 pm #531730 Back to Top REPORT
    rockster11
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    Point number one…. You live in texas… It is 100% LEGAL to dig on your own property… Here in Indiana it is 100% Illegal for me to even dig on my own private propety.. (thank the archaelogists for that one 8-| ](*,) )

    Point Number Two.. IMO if that IS native american related, it is most likely Adena or Hopewell..

    Point Three.. Is the formation on a hillier side with some sort of water source lower?? This was the preferred method of the ancient ones in burying their dead..

    Point four.. This could also be a false grave.. By that I mean that Native Americans would sometimes bury their horses to thwart other grave robbers..

    Point 5.. If you dig, please do it responsibly!! If this is a true archaelogical site it needs to be done right.. :) It is a VERY VERY VERY long process, full of sifting and making sure you don’t miss a thing

    Point 6.. Have you found any flint chips, other artifacts or anything native american related near this site?? If you have found flint then you stand a good chance of being on something

    Point 7.. Let me know if you need anything… If you do decide to dig this, do it responsibly!!! It can be done so that you preserve the site and that is what I totally am about… Preserving the history.. :) Best of luck!!

    November 12, 2010 at 2:41 pm #531731 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
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    Map reference showing the American’s Native tribes on North America and you’ll see what tribes where in Texas. :-B

    http://www.manataka.org/page287.html[/url:3qxnohdw]

    Dig away! That’s a white man’s site. Might be one of the early Spanish invaders when they came through way back when too.

    November 12, 2010 at 4:32 pm #531732 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

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    What direction are they running on the compass?

    east to west.[/quote:r0rr7ivx]

    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.[/quote:r0rr7ivx]

    :thumbup Absolutely NOT Native American …but I am thinking there is bones there..

    Or a old sidewalk??

    Neil

    November 12, 2010 at 5:37 pm #531733 Back to Top REPORT
    rockster11
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    What direction are they running on the compass?

    east to west.[/quote:ff3cqika]

    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.[/quote:ff3cqika]

    :thumbup Absolutely NOT Native American …but I am thinking there is bones there..

    Or a old sidewalk??

    Neil[/quote:ff3cqika]

    Not necessarily my friend.. :) While I am in the camp that is most likely NOT native american, they DID do lots of work with stone.. And that did include burying their dead.. I have a perfect example of this in Kentucky.. My best friends family own land down there that has a cave that runs through it.. Back in the 70′s the cave was excavated and there were numerous finds, including bodies in the wall of the cave..

    Just outside the cave there was a tree and right below the tree they unearthed a hidden tunnel that was barricaded with a Rock formation.. Nobody to this day has went all the way down it, but my friend and I hope to return soon and examine it more… 95% of my native american artifact collection has come from Kentucky.. :) Most of it from walking creek banks that surround the cave and the creek that runs through the cave itself..

    November 12, 2010 at 5:43 pm #531734 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

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    Location: Alberta

    What direction are they running on the compass?

    east to west.[/quote:3bl0rbnm]

    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.[/quote:3bl0rbnm]

    :thumbup Absolutely NOT Native American …but I am thinking there is bones there..

    Or a old sidewalk??

    Neil[/quote:3bl0rbnm]

    Not necessarily my friend.. :) While I am in the camp that is most likely NOT native american, they DID do lots of work with stone.. And that did include burying their dead.. I have a perfect example of this in Kentucky.. My best friends family own land down there that has a cave that runs through it.. Back in the 70′s the cave was excavated and there were numerous finds, including bodies in the wall of the cave..

    Just outside the cave there was a tree and right below the tree they unearthed a hidden tunnel that was barricaded with a Rock formation.. Nobody to this day has went all the way down it, but my friend and I hope to return soon and examine it more… 95% of my native american artifact collection has come from Kentucky.. :) Most of it from walking creek banks that surround the cave and the creek that runs through the cave itself..[/quote:3bl0rbnm]

    :D True…may have been new world influance…but this is everything against early belief… will still say its not… :whistle :p

    Neil

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