Re: [thor-thehuntersohiorock] Eagle claw mace
- One other additional piece of esoteric brainstorming information, the eagle claw hooked maces in general correspond to Bootes, the herdsman asterism grouping.http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/DIS/OHSICS/planet/constell/bootes.gif&imgrefurl=http://www.fcps.edu/DIS/OHSICS/planet/constell/bootes.htm&h=103&w=137&sz=5&tbnid=bhe-_zGaCjAJ:&tbnh=103&tbnw=137&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&cd=2http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.utahskies.org/deepsky/constellations/maps/bootes.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.utahskies.org/deepsky/constellations/bootes.html&h=117&w=138&sz=86&tbnid=XuwC_FUqyRMJ:&tbnh=117&tbnw=138&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=1&ct=image&cd=3
Could the hooked maces represent bootes?What do you think?
Vincent Barrows <v_barrows@...> wrote:Attached is a photo of an artifact that my wife found In July 2007, South of Valmeyer, IL. My better half, Shari, found the attached mace in a farm field south of Valmeyer laying in the edge of a farm field. She said she thought it looked like a piece of plastic at first and exclaimed "Vince you might want to come look at this!". It had been plowed up by a plow and deposited on the side of the field.When I saw it I knew it was an important piece, and I showed Dr. Gomer, who suggested a resemblance to the Hooked Eagle claw maces of the Duck River Cache and stated it is a piece of "Big Medicine Status"thought it resembles the hooked maces from the Duck River Cache Hooked or Eagle Claw pieces.http://www.lithicca stinglab. com/gallery- pages/duckriverm useumdisplaylarg e.htmCould it relate to these object functionality in style? Has anyone heard of any other possible hooked eagle claw effigy celt/ maces found in southern Illinois ? The hooked piece is not an accidental break as it may seem, rather a very carefully and skillfully worked addition.I sent photos of it to the director of the McClung museum and to Pete Bostrom, and they sugested its a broken spud. Howver, upon inspection, it is clearly not broken and the hooked claw is not a mistake, but instead carefully and skillfully chipped.If this piece is indeed a hooked mace, and I believe that it resembles the Famous Duck River cache hooked eagle claw maces, it does show a remarkable connection across ancient waterways.ThanksVince
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- My wife and I also found these artifacts within about 50 feet of each other at the Schaefers site on the surface of the farm. They are simple farm implements.One is a metal rusted piece of a plow, probably from the early to mid 1900'sThe other, a stone hoe blade. of ancient native aboriginal origin.
The remarkable thing is how similar they are shaped, nearly identical in outline.I think the stone hoe blade will last far longer than the steel.
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