These characteristics are a part of megalithic structures in California.
There are no natural process which can create these characteristics.
Identifying the characteristics was neccessary because most of California's megalithic structures are assumed to be natural formations.
In California only the Stone Lines and the
Weed Mysterious Stone Circles
are accepted as artificial. The rest of the structures are generally ASSUMED to be natural.
THESE CHARACTERISTICS CAN BE USED TO IDENTIFY
MEGALITHIC STONE STRUCTURES ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD.
There are other characteristics out there on the rocks,
the ones here are just the most common.
There is NO geological process which
creates stacks of rocks free of debris and fill material. A
STACK OF STONES IS ARTIFICAL. Thanks for this gem to
BILL DONATO, an archaeologist. This not
generally taught in geology.
Vitrification is when the outer surface of stone is melted
forming a layer of glass surface on the stone.
Vitrification is an artificial process. Firing clay pots
vitrifies the surface in the same manner. Vitrification of
stones in the wild is an area that there has been almost no scientific work
Wedgies are boulders which have been split and a gap is held
open often by inserting smaller rocks into the crack
Enigmatic holes of uniform shape can be found in the stone
lines, cairns, Mima Mound stone decorations, stone decorations
and individual stones. The star holes are an interesting
subset that are completely baffling to us.
Shaping is obvious artifical modification of stones.
OUT OF PLACE STONES:
NO SIGNS OF CONSTRUCTION: