Comments on Freak of the Week #25; and new FoW #26



Sandstone slab from Tarlton Cross.

Well, the consensus on this sandstone slab that was found near Tarlton Cross is that it’s a naturally weathered stone. The photos were also posted on the OHC Archaeology blog and sent to several geologists, and everyone seems to agree that the stone was not altered by humans. One of the best comments was from a local archaeologist who lives in the Tarlton Cross area and said he’s been all over the site and this is “just a common old rock”. When in doubt, ask someone who is the most familiar with the area! We’ll keep this “case” open and are always willing to hear other opinions, but so far it seems to be a natural occurrence. Thanks to everyone who examined the stone and gave their comments.

 
Now for a change of pace! Here’s Freak of the Week #26, submitted by Bob Glotzhober, Curator Emeritus of Natural History: Are these Styrofoam Christmas decorations, just drying and waiting to be painted? What are they? Give us your thoughts and later we’ll provide the answer.
 
Freak of the Week #26

 

Posted October 17, 2014
Topics: ArchaeologyNatural History

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