Saturday, April 2, 2016

4/2/16 Report - Elks Find. New Viking Site Found In North America.

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Item Found by John C.
John C. found this item, which I assume is an Elks pin or pendant.

The Order of Elks was formerly organized February 16, 1868, in the City of New York. Its full corporate name was "Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America." Its declared purposes are to practice its four cardinal virtues, Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; and to cultivate good fellowship. 

Here is a link about the Elks.

If you can provide more information on the item such as date or purpose or the other inscriptions, please let me know.

Perhaps someone can provide the meaning of the clock, which is seen on many Elk items.

Thanks for sharing John.


Tony (penzfan) sent me a couple of pictures of silver rings he found in the surf this week with his new 3030.

Thanks Tony.


A thousand years after the Vikings braved the icy seas from Greenland to the New World in search of timber and plunder, satellite technology has found intriguing evidence of a long-elusive prize in archaeology — a second Norse settlement in North America, further south than ever known.

The new Canadian site, with telltale signs of iron-working, was discovered last summer after infrared images from 400 miles in space showed possible man-made shapes under discolored vegetation. The site is on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, about 300 miles south of L'Anse aux Meadows, the first and so far only confirmed Viking Settlement in North America, discovered in 1960....

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The article referred to "space archaeologists."  That doesn't sound like the most accurate description to me. That sounds more like someone that conducts archaeology in space or that studies old space trash or something.


Expect a calm surf for at least a few days.

Happy hunting,