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NORTH KINGSTOWN â€“ The North Kingstown Town Council approved an expenditure of $3,000 on Monday for setting of the Narragansett Rune Stone, a two ton rock with ancient markings that have caused a stir over the past year among researchers and the enthused public.
The vote comes as archaeological experts attempt to debunk claims by Providence man Everett Brown Jr. that he carved the runic symbols in the stone as a 13-year-old boy during the summer of 1964.
The stone, also known as Quidnesset Rock, was located off the shores of Pojac Point when it was stolen in the summer of 2012. It was ultimately recovered through an investigation by the Rhode Island Attorney Generalâ€™s office in April 2013 and held for safe keeping at the University of Rhode Island.
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