Years ago, a mysterious ancient structure made of stone was discovered in Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes in North America. Archenews. Although the site is often compared to Stonehenge, it actually differs from the famous megalithic structure in many ways.
Dr. Mark HolleyA Northwestern Michigan University researcher and his team were searching for shipwrecks in Grand Traverse Bay when they discovered a stone carved with the image of a mastodon at a depth of about 12 meters. It was later discovered that a structure made of stones extended for approximately 1.6 kilometers at the bottom of the lake.
The structure is estimated to be 9,000 years old, making it 4,000 years older than Stonehenge.
At that time, the region still belonged to the mainland.
According to Holley, the structure is sometimes reported in the media, but there is a lot of misinformation about it. The researcher confirmed: Despite the news, the structure does not contain a henge, compared to existing European stones. The stones here are very small, and unlike Stonehenge, the site is not a megalith.
Lake Michigan is not the only major lake where such a structure has been discovered. A structure of similar appearance and age also exists in Lake Huron.
Dr. John O'SheaOne of the experts investigating the site, from the University of Michigan, believes that the site was a kind of trap. The structure consists of two walls leading to a dead end, and it is possible that ancient hunters herded deer into the structure. It cannot be ruled out that the structure of Lake Michigan worked in a similar way.
More research will be needed to better understand the function of these structures. In order to protect him, Holly did not reveal exactly where he found the structure.