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PETROGLYPHS, PICTOGRAPHS & MEGALITHS

            Of  MASSACHUSETTS

 

------ Please CLICK on pictures to enlarge:                                                                                          Credits

 

Acton

<petro 338> -- Acton, MA:  Arrow petroglyph with ogam? Inscription

 

 

Burnt Hill

<petro 335> -- Burnt Hill, western MA:  stone circle[Photo contributed by Clive Ruggles, Univ. of Leicester)]

 

 

<petro 336> -- Burnt Hill, MA:  standing stone

 

 

Chelmsford

<petro 342> -- Chelmsford, MA:  inscribed stone

 

 

Concord

<bron 42> -- Entrance to subterranean chamber at Concord, MA

 

 

 

<petro520> --Concord, MA petroglyph

 

 

 

 

<petro 339> -- Concord, MA ogam inscription petroglyph

 

 

 

<petro 391> -Concord, MA petroglyph (ogam-like inscription)

 

Essex

<bron 61> -- Massive stone head was discovered at Essex, MA Photo James Whittall

 

Gloucester

<bron 114> -- A Norse iron battle-axe discovered at Rocky Neck, near Gloucester, MA

 

Hampton

<bron 30> -- Small dolmen, Hampton, MA (Photo James Whittall)

 

Lawrence

<bron 86> -- Bison sculpture from the valley of the Merrimack River,  near Lawrence, MA

(Photo Malcolm B. Pearson).

 

Lynn

<bron 35> -- Dolmen with massive (40-ton) capstone at Lynn, MA  (Photo James P. Whittall)

 

Martha's Vineyard

<bron 27> -- Cromlech dolmen, Gay Head, Martha's Vineyard (Photo William J. Hall)

 

 

Middleboro

<petro 341> -- Middleboro, MA ogam stone

 

 

Norwell

<petro 340> -- Norwell, MA petroglyph with ogam inscription similar to Meath, Ireland

 

 

<petro523> -- Norwell, MA petroglyph

 

 

 

Shutesbury

<petro 337> -- Nearon Stone petroglyph, Shutesbury, MA

 

 

 

<petro 392> --NCARA Stone petroglyph, Shutesbury, MA

 

Sutton

<bron 151> -- Massive stone seats or "Druids' Chair" at Sutton, west of Boston, MA

 

 

Upton

<bron 49> -- Corbeling construction of the Upton chamber, MA

(Photo Malcolm Pearson

 

Westport

<bron 28> -- Small dolmen, Westport, MA

(Photo James P. Whittall)

 

 

 

 

<bron 29> -- Another small dolmen, Westport, MA (Photo James P. Whittall)

 

 

Misc. Sites

<petro 343> -- Massachusetts:  Indian burial site inscribed stone

 

 

 

 

                Acknowledgments

 

Appreciation is extended to René Fell for most photos shown in this section

Efforts are being made to search for contributors of several unidentified photos.