Native American Soapstone Bowl Carvings
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 35° 55.601 W 082° 43.282
17S E 344706 N 3977185
Quick Description: Located at a historical site near Pickens, SC, the boulder is a part of the displays on the grounds.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2016 4:56:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMRWF4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fisnjack
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 Hagood Mill Road, Pickens SC 29671, United States of America.

The Native Americans made bowls for everyday use to grind or macerate susbstances for use in their day to day living. Even today, modern man recognizes the utility of soapstone.

Text of the plaque reads:

"Soapstone Boulder

On this ancient soapstone boulder are two artfully carved soapstone bowls made by Native Americans, around 5000 years ago. The bowls were rough-shaped with flint chisels and then broken out before doing the final shaping. This boulder was brought to Pickens County by Harold W. Davis in the 1950's and is pictured in Bert Bierer's"South Carolina Indian Lore"

Donated by Randee Hedden & the Hedden Family"
Type: Petroglyph

How did you find this "Ancient Evidence": Geocaching

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Trailhead: Not Listed

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