Journal Reader Shares Story of Indian Artifact Find

Following an article in Friday’s edition of the Bienville Parish Journal entitled “LA Archaeological Society Newsletter Article on Bienville Parish Indian Mound Research,” (Click Here to Read that Article), Donna Sutton contacted the Journal about a find her father made.  

 About 20 years ago, lightning hit a double Sweetgum tree behind her dad’s house, which is about five miles south of Gibsland. Her dad called the tree cutters to take down the tree. The stump grinders found the grinding stones (pictured in this article) under the stump. The small stone was sitting on top of the large stone. This was a few yards from an artesian well, which her dad filled in with gravel because he didn’t want kids and dogs falling into it. The well is near the patio.

The large stone is about 7 inches by 7 inches and is heavy. On the back, it looks like it was chiseled into an almost heart shape. 

Thank you, Ms. Sutton, for sharing this with the Bienville Parish Journal. 

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