Alfred Willis Next to the Solar Clock

This prehistoric site was discovered by Alfred Willis. It was recorded by the Rockart Suvey on January 26, 2018 with solar noon at 12:20 pm. The clock complex consists of:

         A two-boulder solar clock
         A stone circle made from stone boulders
         An oblong configuration of stones.

 The clock measures solar noon by illuminating the floor of the chamber. Both sides of the chamber are illuminated in alternate positions of the sun’s rays, namely morning and afternoon.

We assume that three solar views were observed from the clock:

         Summer Solstice
         Solar Noon.

The site is located in Augusta County on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is on Federal land. The site has north and south near-area running streams. The site is classifed as a summer ceremonial site. The type of ceremonies, of course, are lost in prehistory.

Humpback Gap Solar Clock

Class: Solar Clock

Time: Unknown

​Location: Augusta County, Virginia

Wm Jack Hranicky RPA

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