Continuing the research on the artifact shown on page 230 of the 1932 Sacred Symbols of Mu, my web search yielded 2 links. One was to a New York Times article, reprinted in the July 1, 1933 Arkansas Catholic. The other to the Manataka Indian Council and an email link to Lee Standing Bear Moore with more information on the stone, that Mr. Moore calls the “Manataka Stone.”
Links to Examining the ‘Mound Builder’s Calendar Stone’ parts One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six.
First let’s tackle the Arkansas Catholic article entitled, Curiously Carved Stone Found in Arkansas May be the Original 13-Month Calendar.
The article, a reprint attributed to the New York Times, contends that the Calendar Stone was uncovered by erosion from a mound near the Ouachita River by an unnamed boat-builder and presented to Colonel Fordyce.
It was described as:
Shaped like a flattened human heart, 15 inches long, 12 inches wide, and three inches thick in the middle, the stone bears a highly polished disk, in the center of which a small hole is etched. The disk is raised about 3-16 inch above a ring 1 1/8 inch in diameter. This is divided into thirteen spaces, approximately the same size. Upon the surface of each space is etched a design, evidently the name for a lunar month.
Etched in relief outside the circle are a number of figures and conforming to the curve of the circle the five phases of the moon are carved. Around the edge the carved figures ace to the right. They include the head of a whale; a large human eye, though from its stem it maybe a college boy’s pipe; a fish, an alligator, a swimming bird, a human head with a prominent Roman nose, a turtle, and a scorpion which shoots a zig-zag line across to the eye.
Next is the information supplied by Lee Standing Bear Moore and the Manataka Indian Council.
Have a great day.