This stone has been hopelessly compromised. At best it was a marker as well. The script is potentially ancient, but we can not rule out recent fakery as well, unlike the Kensington stone written in Norse runes a thousand years old. There is also far too little of it..
Thus we simply have an interesting item demanding additional discoveries.
However do read the long expose on the behavior of so called archeologists back in the day. Worse this has continued deep into the twentieth century and even emerged in front of the author. What disturbs me is the lack of respect for knowledge shown by what are obviously faux scholars..
THE SECRET POLITICAL HISTORY OF THE BAT CREEK STONE
Posted by Richard Thornton | Dec 29, 2017 | Appalachian Mountains, Archaeology, Art, Little Tennessee River, Mounds,