Sep 03, 2012, 12:24 AM
I posted this link on treasure marks/signs. The shell crosses were dug at a Great Oasis burial site in central Iowa and dated to about 900 A.D. I was wondering if any of you have seen any Native American artifacts with this design. If you have, could you please post pictures and location and estimated age.
Illustration » The Great Oasis » Shell Crosses « Iowa Pathways
Sep 03, 2012 12:24 AM
Sep 03, 2012, 12:45 AM
Ancient Native American Indian Artifacts, Relics and Arrowheads - Bone, Shell & Stone Page 1
||Type: Anasazi Shell Cross
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_gorget plenty of Gorgets used the shell design also
Pretty common design among native cultures
Sep 03, 2012, 01:48 AM
That's a nice looking artifact. I have seen a lot of cross designs, but what I'm curious about is the diamond shape on top. I've hunted points and studied pictures for years but I don't ever remember seeing a diamond shape like these.
Thanks for the link Tnmountains.
Sep 03, 2012, 02:25 AM
No idea on the diamond top. I guess a lot of early art was squares circles crosses and diamonds ? May not have been interpretive of anything. I was told long ago the ancients had 5 compass marks. North,south,east,west and the 5th was where you are standing
Originally Posted by mdog
Sep 03, 2012, 07:35 AM
You could be right about that. No similar artifacts have been found at any other Great Oasis site. Could just be a design that somebody thought looked cool.
? May not have been interpretive of anything. I was told long ago the ancients had 5 compass marks. North,south,east,west and the 5th was where you are standing
Sep 03, 2012, 10:56 PM
or a way to suspend the cross for wearing