The Stone Circle Site
This is the center stone carving of the Algonquin thunder bird. Notice the "X" that forms the lower body and talons of the image, wings outspread and the signature top line from the head that confirms this ancient figure. The top line becomes part of the design of the possible Michigan map seen above. This thunder bird figure is symbolic in Anishinabe legend as the bringer of the thunder bird lines. In tribal legend, a "line" runs through the Stone Circle running N/E to S/W. The bird figure is placed facing N/E. Photo by M.T.Bussey 1985.
This granite circular disc, 38" in diameter and 2 3/4" thick, was found in a test pit outside the Stone Circle in 2003. It was found three feet below surface and sitting flat, face up, on beach sand. When it was first uncovered and brought to the surface, we were speechless, because it so resembled a face. Upon further examination, carving marks and grinding tool effects were evident. There was reluctance to identify this stone disc as a face or head, so it was classified as an anomaly and serious judgement was withheld. However, it became a focus of my research when a second head was found at the same site years later. (See the similar second head below.) Both stone faces display carvings; a Pythagorean triangle at the bridge of the nose, a standing figure below the right facing eye and a lifted, linear curved line above the right facing eye. Photo by M.T.Bussey 2003.
This 1,300 lb. calcite boulder was found in 2012 outside the Stone Circle and only 11' from the granite disc seen above. Again, this carved stone was found sitting on beach sand, however, because of it's size it was set upright only 8" below surface. There are many carvings on this boulder; a Pythagorean triangle at the bridge of the nose, a standing figure below the right facing eye, a lifted linear curved sweep above the right facing eye and a directional groove at the top of the head. Photo by Brian Bussey 2012.
This is a copy of the script as seen running through the above bull carving. It was an original rubbing from the table rock stone. This script has recently been identified by Dr. Minas Tsikritsis, a linguist and script expert, as being the earliest form of Celtic writing. Photo by M.T.Bussey 2013.
The carving at right is taken from a stone located outside the Stone Circle. Photo by M.T.Bussey.
This boulder sits atop Angeline's Bluff overlooking the stone circle. When found it was described by a Native American elder as the Grandfather Rock, because it offered this carving of the bull horns. There are multiple carvings on this massive rock. Photo by M.T. Bussey 1987.
Beyond the S/W small circle sits this large granite rock that sports a square hole carved in the top. Photo by M.T.Bussey.
This is an incised stone, handheld in size. (7 3/4" X 4 1/2") Found on Garden Island in 2002. Photo by Ken Scott.
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