Every now and then I find these stones with holes in them. These two are larger stones, the larger one measuring about 6" long, but I usually find them in smaller sizes. The holes on these are about an inch and a half wide. The one on the left has smoothed edges, as if it were worn away, but the one on the right has a sharp edge like something chopped into it.
I don't know what formed these holes, whether they were the product of nature or something manmade, but while trying to read about holes in stones this morning I found an article about the mooring stones of Minnesota, which led me to stories of runestones and of geology.
And suddenly an hour had gone by.
I am now behind on my chores and without a proper blog post. And a shower. It is fun to imagine what these holes could be though... a product of glaciers rolling pebbles? Blasting holes from foundation rocks? Ancient artwork? A marker of some sort? Pure natural coincidence?
Edit: Rose suggested in the comments that this could be a Native American tool, which led me to more reading. Now I'm giddy at the thought that the on the left could be a cupstone or nutting stone, or a fire-starting stone. How exciting would that be?
What's piquing your curiosity today?