A few months ago we bought 160 acres. I’ve been hiking the property, checking things out. This is what I discovered last night. Anyone know what it is? I’m hoping there are some archeologists out there who can tell me a little about it.
I believe it’s Native America simply because there is a mortar hole on top of the rock (it is rather hard to see but it is pretty deep). It is also between the oak trees—good for acorns, and is near a river—good for fishing. It does look like the ceiling is slightly black, a fire possibly? Not too black though. I’m curious as to why someone would take all that time to carve out the rock. Was it a shelter for winter? Two adults can sit in it but it seems like a lot of effort for only a person or two. The little rock wall is interesting too. I do know there were lots of miners on the property…perhaps the rocks were from them—making a little area to take a break. Maybe the miners were the ones who carved it out. Any thoughts?
The kids and I are going to do some digging around and see what we can find. I’ll let you know.
Mortar hole (it doens't look deep in the pic but it is)
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