THE 35TH DAY T MINUS ONE TWENTY-SIX: THE LONE PINE BALLCOURT, ABORIGINAL MOUNDS IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY AND THE EARTHWORKS OF NATIVE AMERICA FAR CLOSER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

One, the lone pine ballcourt and the lone pine landfill superfund site, both on the grounds of major rivers and their origin points and furthermore on these grounds are the remains of Archaic Native America, that is furthermore the spot at which five rivers or more confluence underground, the epa, the dep and a private entity now control the major adversarial entity to further exploration of the ruins, remains and artifacts that are of the Lenapehoking and are of far older provenance as well, we begin, we begin today by returning to the superfund site,

Two, just south of which is the feature previously called the ballcourt hereupon, and furthermore that ballcourt was once measured and inaccurately, maybe, perhaps capriciously, advertised as an entity bearing units of megalithic yards in close enough to whole numbers to merit further interest as an ancient site. However, reexamination of the site via google earth reveals more perfectly rounded whole number measurements, in feet alone, and does call into question whether the feature seen below mid-left has more to do with the lone pine landfill superfund, or its antecedents, than any Native American earthworks, which in light of the complex here in these parklands and the confluence of rivers does beg the question if the mound structures found adjacent to the nearby rivers did find some sort of capital or central prominence in the now salted earth, below, below,

Three, the archaeological sites are not marked whatsoever in public or in any capacity by the park service, however, the literature is rife with this site and indeed clovis fluted points are among the rare and strange things that have allegedly been found here, this site below was discovered many years ago, and on encounter one there was a single rusted metal drum in the rectangular enclosure, as seen been below in better detail, that furthermore has been alleged as the one-time host of 17,000 barrels of unspecified toxic waste, as such the epa declared the grounds the salted and the process of erecting the megalithic superstructure seen towering above the grounds, 171 or more feet above sea level at highest point and indeed this the outer coastal plain of New Jersey close to sea level already and indeed many, many waterways that meet from far and wide in these sacred lands, indeed candidate for a sacred precinct as one might call the place of the waters and the place of the mounds, literally mounds all around, none named and none on any guide but there nonetheless and perhaps too abundant to properly classify all grounds as protected grounds, irony in the extreme as the most damaged grounds of all in the end, at that deliberately in the lone pine mystery of who and what agency deposited 17,000 barrels of toxic waste in the very much not remote forests of Freehold, New Jersey,

Four, the site in question is remarkable for being on the list, repeat short-list of clovis finds, as below excerpted from Aboriginal Settlement in New Jersey During the Paleo-Indian Period ca. 10,000 B.C. – 6,000 B.C., Marshall, S.B., State of New Jersey publication,

Five, the argillite biface, an “effigy face consisting of eyes, nose and mouth carved into an argillite biface was recovered from excavations at the Turkey Swamp site in Monmouth County.” Furthermore, this text is currently withheld on google books, in all likelihood, and was indeed from where the excerpt below was originally taken from, title now in question, see twenty-ninth august two-thousand seventeen from before the flood, so to speak, for the work on these matters long a curiousity now more of a calling, the mounds in Monmouth are just as inexplicable as the effigy faces found in the vicinity and do note the area has been apparently continuously inhabited since the end of the last ice age, the Pleistocene, and before, however only one tribe is named, named the Lenape in the area and their torturous origins may or may not be much more recent than the end of the Pleistocene, indeed one interpretation of The Hoosier Illiad, The Walam Olum, has the first arrival of Lenape Indians in the area only about one-hundred and fifty years before the arrival of Columbus in the New World, that dating hypothesis from the chief list and that work indeed questionable as a primary source, as is what follows, what follows is unknown to be in any museum and may or may not have ever existed, and furthermore, native argillite is entirely absent the Turkey Swamp site, however it is abundant across the physiographic border to the west upon arrival at the Piedmont Plateau that very same runs all the way down to Tennessee, indeed the very same Piedmont in State has one of the few reservoirs argillite and can be found among the diabase intrusions in the vicinity of Rocky Hill and the Sourlands, but first, the effigy faces of Turkey Swamp, home of lone pine landfill superfund, as below,

Six, the Turkey Swamp site offers evidence of peoples in the, “Paleo-indian through Late Woodland period occupation (Cavallo 1978). Located on a floodplain along a tributary of the Manasquan River, the deepest artifact bearing zones of this site have yielded stone tools reminiscent of Gardner’s Dalton-Hardaway Late Paleo subphase…Radiocarbon dates associated with these tools are as follows: 6104.6 B.C.; 6269 B.C.; 7041.9 B.C.; 5939 B.C.; and 6238 B.C.” (Marshall, S.B., pp. 33, State of New Jersey). As such, the incidence of peak and trough mound formations along the rivers, the tributaries and in the woods off the beaten trail was no surprise, indeed the only surprise is how little advertised these facts are to the general public, and if it were not for the eponymous Old Lenape Trail, there would be no mention of Native Americans at all, and below we return to the question of whether the ballcourt of lone pine is a genuine Native American mound site, not necessarily a burial bound but a ceremonial complex with the ballcourt aptly named for the rectangular feature about plus or minus the size of a Mayan ballcourt, indeed when in the mound rectangle itself, there first appears a great separation between the sequestered grounds of lone pine superfund and the ballcourt site itself, which could have been built for purposes of what may be hypothesized in whole unit feet as a convenient barricade for the 17,000 barrels of toxic waste on site years ago, allegedly, below today we find one lone barrel, one lone pine, and measurements begin to reveal the symmetry of the complex, quite modern perhaps in imperial units, also impressive but not impossible for any of the aboriginal inhabitants of the grounds over the many thousands of years before 1959 when dumping first supposedly began, length of the ballcourt rectangle below, 333 feet as measured on the peaks,

Seven, width below near 100 feet on the dot, length 333 feet near exactly, ballcourt floor square footage somewhere less than 33,300 square feet,

Eight, nearly exact measurements in feet, inner court dimension, 70 feet wide, outer dimension, 120 feet wide, mound width itself, 25 feet, and mid-width dimension, 100 feet wide from peak to peak. Note the mound rectangle itself is fairly regular, equilateral despite damage to the northeastern wall and of the kind of place and time to be considered genuine in the extreme,

Nine, however the lone pine landfill superfund site is immediately north, spans a third of a mile on a side and may indeed be the cover-up of all time in this plausible mound capital, mound henge or otherwise ceremonial complex castrated by the twin forces of government and private industry, likely actual mafia in the latter case, and the former become not much different. Note, the grounds between the overbearing superfund site and the lone pine ballcourt are nearly impassable due the density of the verdure and the looming threat of ticks, of ticks, very bad ticks, best to stick to the trails, furthermore, there is another earthen mound nearby which may be relatively old or new, plausible either way, and indeed much more so in light of this place below nigh 500 feet from the headwaters of the Manasquan River, along which can be found right before lone pine superfund mound formations for some miles along both banks and where pieces of lithic remains jut out from place to place do very much to reveal the likelihood of an mound-irrigation complex extraordinaire, indeed the woods are teeming with dug out canals and mound like complexes here and there, and the trickling river which does reach the Atlantic with very real volume does afford this likely scenario, and in light of absence of a main feature, or primary mound, it is hard to declare the ballcourt genuine mound earthworks of Native American provenance most specifically because of lone pine superfund, notwithstanding the horrific desecration of a potential archaeological complex the antiquity of the sites in Turkey Swamp are quite impressive, the woods and one of it’s secrets down below,