Monday, April 10, 2006

New England Stone Ruins

Since we seem to be on a current events streak this morning... The New England Anomaly mail-list has posted information about a showing of a documentary about some of New England's mysterious stone ruins, as announced in the Sharon Advocate last Friday (April 7).

On Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Sharon (Massachusetts) Fish and Game Club, 303 East Street (just north of Billings Street), Sharon Friends of Conservation, The Sharon Garden Club and the Sharon Historical Society invite all to attend a screening of "Hidden Landscapes" - A video documentary by Theodore Timreck.

Shrouded in myth and controversy for decades, the mysterious stone ruins found in Eastern North America have now become the focus of a new research initiative that is quite different from the efforts of the past. New, working collaborations between professional scientists, Native historians and the amateur, antiquarian pioneers of stone monument research have brought their perspectives together.

Working in partnerships, they have begun to show that many regions and communities in the Northeast may contain an important archeological legacy of monumental landscape architecture with deep roots in the American past.

In connection this showing, a specific site in Sharon will be discussed.

Theodore Timreck has won a Peabody award and a Smithsonian Award for his documentary work. His anthropological works include: A portrait of Franz Boas, The Lost Red Paint People and Vikings in America for PBS (Nova).

Please note location of this event may change if a larger audience is anticipated. Please check the Sharon Advocate the Friday just prior to the event. For more information, contact Kurt Buermann at 781-784-4625 or kurtb7(AT)

If you are curious about these sites, or have never heard of them, here is an interesting excerpt from Great Ireland in New England, a quoted chapter from "New England's Buried Treasure" by Clay Perry, 1946. At the very bottom of the page is a list of many sites, including those in Maine. For those interested in New Hampshire's Mystery Hill, here is a good timeline of the property on the Old New Hampshire Magazine website.

Photo of Mystery Hill by Malcolm Pearson (1946).

(Blogger just had a complete freakout on me, so sorry if any of you got multiple postings. Yeesh!!!)


Scott Menns said...

Great page! Thanks for the link to us! Got any good stories about NH?
Thanks Agian,
Scott Menns
Executive Editor
Old New Hampshire
Online Magazine

Michelle said...

Scott-- No problem! Glad to link. I'm sure other interesting NH tidbits will be popping up as we move along. I just visited "America's Stonehenge" the other week, so it won't be long... :)