The Waubansee Stone
"Others have long been skeptical, believing the rock is a piece of prehistoric art. They have variously claimed the sculpted face--with its closed eyes, open mouth, and what appears to be a chin beard--is the work of Plains Indians, the Aztecs, the Vikings, or even the Phoenicians, the eastern Mediterranean people who built a vast sea-trading empire more than 3,000 years ago. Some speculate the stone was used as an altar for human sacrifices. Frank Joseph, editor of Ancient American magazine, says the Chicago Historical Society "might possess the most valuable artifact in the pre-Columbian history of North America."
- Text from "The Riddle of the Rock" (Jeff Huebner, Reader) [links added]
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Blog Posts and Articles
- "Review of America Unearthed S03E09 "The Blood Stone"" (Jason Colavito, 1/3/2015)
- "Finding True History Amid the False" (William Mullen, Chicago Tribune, 7/5/2007)
- "The Riddle of the Rock" (Jeff Huebner, Reader, 1/3/2002)