Thanks for your patience...
Radon radiation is detected by a different device than a Geiger Counter. The Geiger counter that I have does not detect Radon nor Alpha emitters but
my Radon detector (in picture) does. These are commonly used for detection of radon in residences (4.0 is alarm level for house) but I used it on a
selection of stones and received 7.0 when checking it this morning. It doesn't immediately alarm, it takes a while for readings, and I'm not betting
on it's accuracy anyway - hence the disclaimers in first post.
My pictures are from my scratched up phone... and, well I guess it's better than a water mark for authenticity.
Sorry I had to reduce the pictures by 75% (after already converting them from jpeg to png) in effort to get them to upload. I clicked the help button
and, wait, no help button - so did the best I could. Seems that the site now has it where I can only upload one picture at a time (wasn't always this
way) but I still waited through uploading a few pics.
Keep in mind if you have zero experience with finding artifacts (other than the prepackaged ones in museums) then you may think all these are just
random rocks, as the many people that were here before me surely did.
I have zero experience with this stuff as well, but ever since 8/7/17 9:15PM EDT I've discovered more than I want to explain in this thread. Anyhow,
back to the pics - when you get to the stones: first couple are from what I later found out are game pieces from a game I heard was called Chunkey,
and was found near creek. After those is the main one of interest for me - it was found at the edge of cliff at the source of a spring. It's the one
I believe to have been an effigy of a head. The large nose was pointing eastward - towards the rising Sun. It was embedded in the clay in the edge
of a sloping cliff and upon digging I could see it was sitting upon a number of other stones. I took pictures as I started and throughout but I never
realized with any certainty that it was of any significance. There is a dirt layer of blackness preserved in the clay about 2 foot down, and that
may be from ancient ashes, but I have no idea. Maybe it's all just a bunch of meaningless rocks or even if meaningful rocks I could see a situation
where farmers long ago could have just moved them into the pile. I started this a couple of months ago but didn't start taking it seriously until
yesterday, so forgive that I'm not an author nor archeologist nor museum... also you can't tell from the pics but 3 of these stones are hundreds of
pounds and not easy to maneuver- regardless - this is what we have:
Ok, just kidding with that last one, but that gives an idea of what the skulls could have looked like if they at all matched the eastward facing
stone, which would have been more than just a skull of course and thus has a long nose and seems to either have a mohawk or some sort of animal hat.
Edit to add: there are a number of stones nearer to the creek which surely span a number of generations of bridge construction. I have found a few
different evolutions of brick work as well as work from ancient fish weirs.
edit on 8-2-2018 by apdjbs1 because: Hate spell check almost as
much as I love it.