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Famed runestone to be placed in Updike Park

June 5, 2014

NORTH KINGSTOWN—A rediscovered runestone, water service maps, and sidewalk safety were topics of conversation at Monday night’s North Kingstown Town Council meeting.

The roughly five-ton runestone, discovered by a shellfisherman nearly a dozen years ago just below the low water mark off Pojac Point, appears to have ancient markings inscribed on its surface and has been the subject of debate for historians ever since.

Runestones date back to the fourth century and are most often found in Scandinavia. The appearance of a runestone in North Kingstown waters, therefore, has been the subject of great debate, said Town Historian Tim Cranston Monday evening.

Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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