"Tomi" <inv@xxxxxxxxxx> skrev i meddelandet
> Eric Stevens <eric.stevens@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in
> > If, as has been suggested by
> > Scott Wolter, the KRS was intended to mark out a land claim it may be
> > that it was always intended to create markers in stone and they
> > brought along tools for the purpose.
> Then he must have examples of that kind of behavior in the 14th century.
You haven't studied Scandinavian Medieval History, have you? If you had you
would have known that it's common practise from Medieval Age to have stones
as markers for landclaim.
> >>Everything is possible but certain things just are less likely than
> >>Here' a competing scenario: Somebody with connections to Minnesota gets
> >>his hands on a Medieval document, perhaps it reads exactly as the text
> >>on the stone. This person has strong nationalistic, anti-Swedish
> >>sentiments, or perhaps he just wants to make money. Maybe both. He
> >>contacts Ohman who then "finds" the stone carved for the purpose.
> > You have to overcome obstacle of the apparent two hundred years or
> > more of weathering on the stone if you are to support this theory.
> Every stone that has been exposed to the elements shows signs of it. But
> must mean that those places where the chisels were used show signs of
> weathering. If so, then it is likely that the inscriptions are genuinly
> Then again, the solution can't be that simple. If it was, we would not be
> discussing it here.