Scouting Report (May 6 – 11)

May 06: Went to pine clearing and dug holes and found the water table as well as got an idea of how the white sand settled on top of the red sand from the north west and was pushed southeast as part of a larger glacial movement.

This movement may have carried some of the artifacts or sediments, or the people may have lived in the area for hundreds of years, or they may have lived to the northeast arctic and the items we see have been deposited by a newer, perhaps different civilization than the first.

The theories surrounding the movement eurasians 23000 years ago, and more recently up to 12000 years ago suggest that Alberta may have been a natural fallout for tribes crossing the bridge.

While still far enough south from the high arctic, and offering a means of travel along water routes, some of the sculptures and jewel crafting suggest a highly organized and idyllic social structure, particularly among the use of stone work.

Over 80% of the stones and gravels encountered at 50% of the test sites had shown evidence of workmanship, and some pieces suggested that the work was done by top masters of the stone working trade.

From large to small, stones of all colors and characteristics had fallen to the blade, pick, chisel, or axe of these rock carvers.

Using imprint technology to manufacture clays and cements, as well as dynamic casting systems like that of wax casting, these workers invented a system of imprinting using ice, water, and clay layering.

All of the rocks follow a systematic cutting pattern where the workers would punch tiny holes into the rock to create fracture lines so the tiiny eagle heads could be used as a form of currency for trade.

The high quality workmanship and design consistency suggests that over 1000 workers may have been working around the clock to create these eagle head relic totems.

Within the areas surveyed (q1, q2, and a3) the line of orange sand run central north-south, with easterly fallouts, and the far east being soil and clay, and far west also having soil and clay topsoils.

The range of exposure of orange on the north-south lies in variable depths and consistencies, with higher concentrations of gravels being in the central and north east region, and less gravelled zone being on the south east shoulder.

Prior surveys conducted in the 80s, and earlier when the secondary road was constructed, chose the line of best fit along the bench of gravel that was laid out during the previous glacial movement. As a result, much of the artifact and development areas that had been potentially rich in deposits have already been worked.

To test my theory of glacial movement from the central q1, q2, q3, I went 2 miles to the west where the river run adjacent to see if any of the gravels matched the upper deck.

The q1, Q2, q3 materials are stained red and are salty. This leads me to believe that there may have been a legendary battle (bloodstained rocks) at a work camp where slaves would have worked naked and left generations of sweat on top of the rocks and gravels.

While mineral testing has not been scientifically conducted, some of the reasons for the salt may be due to a salt deposit in the area, or the glacial ice being that of a salty nature.

The river’s rocks were cleaner and whiter because they did not contain the red sands staining that is so prevalent in the area.

The river also showed 12 specs of gold from 25 shovel pans across a 6 mile section. Drinkable water was found at two creeks.

The upper deck does not contain any notable creeks, and would likely be the high point, or breaking point, where the light materials would have fallen out if the water level was 650 feet higher.

If the people who landed in this area were there because they were surrounded by water, as there are many islands already in the area, then this would have suggested that the people could have been as old as 12,000 years.

I will send my specific findings and total classification of the stones once I count them and categorize them properly tomorrow.

I will probably use 100 of the 300 rocks I have collected to present the styles of rock cutting and I still have to get some cleaner and polisher so I wontt be doing the photos until I get them cleaned and polished!

For now, check out the gravel sample.

You can see how salty the larger rocks are in the photo, with a white casing, much like that of something that has been salted…

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