On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 21:18:06 GMT, "IE_Johansson"
>"Doug Weller" <dweller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> skrev i meddelandet
>> On Sat, 12 Nov 2005 11:18:47 GMT, in sci.archaeology, IE_Johansson wrote:
>> >"The waterway also contains possible signs of Viking presence. At
>> >Lake in Becker County, Minnesota there are three boulders with triangular
>> >holes similar to those used for mooring boats along the coast of Norway
>> >the 14th century. Holand found other triangular holes in rocks near where
>> >the stone was found. A 14th century Scandinavian firesteel was found
>> >the Cormorant Lake and Kensington, where the Runestone was found."
>> And the next sentences are:
>> "Other Viking artifacts dating from the 14th century have turned up in
>> Minnesota but apparently none were recovered under controlled
>> archaeological conditions and it has been impossible to eliminate the
>> possibility they were brought by Europeans centuries later. Similarly, the
>> dating of any Viking-like mooring holes cut into rocks in the region has
>> been elusive."
>> Can anyone provide any details about the alleged Minnesota firesteel?
>> Inger has written that it was "The fishing hooks and firesteel
>> found close to the Twin Cities in a cave during excavation in 'cor'
>> distance from the findingplace of KRS are only a few of a hugh amount of
>> supressed artifacts in Minnesota alone. "
>> But I cannot find any useful reference to this alleged firesteel. I can't
>> find the source of it, anything about the archaeologists she says looked
>> at it, nada. Can anyone else help please?
>if you go back five years I sent you two photos,
>one of the Minnesota firesteel and one of the Aaland firesteel. I also sent
>in an other mail an url and some other ref for the Aaland firesteel.
I have copy of one of Inger's photos dating from 2001. I can send it
to you if you want.