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Viking Ribstones
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member klr4evr
N 53° 01.985 W 111° 36.991
12U E 458657 N 5876128
Quick Description: Viking Ribstones Provincial Historical Marker
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 10/23/2011 4:34:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMCXQ1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Viking Ribstones perch on a hill overlooking the surrounding country side.

Source: Beaver County Heritage (visit link)

"Designated a provincial historical resource, the Ribstones, also known as Boulder Petroglyphs, are two large stones carved in the shape of an animal's rib cage.

Still a sacred and revered symbol to Aboriginal people today, it is believed the stone carvings were part of religious ceremonies performed along with buffalo hunts over one thousand years ago.

To reach them, travel approximately 11 kilometres east of the Town of Viking on Highway 14 until you get to a sign describing them on the south side of the road. Approximately 50 metres east of the sign, take the gravel road south for 1.6 kilometres to a T-junction. Turn left, then right and follow the markers."

Geocache located here. (visit link)

Actual Ribstone Site located at: N53 59.687 W111 36.775
Type of Marker: Could be Classified as Both

Sign Age: New Alberta Tourism Marker Style

Parking: Easy pullout parking.

Placement agency: Alberta Government

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