Originally posted by amari
What if a small branch fell from a tree onto the rock and being in a stream mineral deposits formed covering the small branch forming what looks to be
this Strange Rock Carving. Then the question is how was the circle formed around the branch? Lets assume at a later date after this branch was
discovered inlaid in the rock someone came along and poured mortar in the shape of a circle highlighting the branch in the rock. ^Y^
The carvings are inletted into the rock, not standing in relief out of it. In that case, the tree branch would have had to indent the rock, and
everything BUT the circle would have had to have been poured from mortar.
The carving of the 'tree' is fairly crude and angular in places, and doesn't really conform to any real branch. I've thought a couple of times in
the past couple of days that it looks sort of like veins and stem in a round leaf, rather than a tree, but it could really go either way, I suppose.