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Spirit Pond map stone
Inscription on the map stone
Pentadic-Runic-Numerals-Edward Larsson 1885
Edward Larsson's notes from 1885 show the use of "pentadic" runic numerals to replace the Arabic numerals.

The Spirit Pond runestones are three stones with allegedly runic inscriptions, found at Spirit Pond in Phippsburg, Maine in 1971 by a Walter J. Elliott, Jr., a carpenter born in Bath, Maine. The stones, currently housed at the Maine State Museum, are widely dismissed as a hoax or a fraud. If authentic, they would be evidence of pre-Columbian trans-oceanic contact and Norse colonization of the Americas.

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