TCD MS 10515 folio 106 verso
One of these boulders was some five feet in circumference, much too heavy to lift. The second was a *1 rounded block of limestone which I thought would weigh about 150 lbs. The third was a much smaller pebble but two lbs in weight.*3 No power but that of a washing mountain torrent or the dashing of waves on a sea beach could mould a rock into a round boulder five feet in circumference. I think we must look to the sea shore to seek the origin of these stones and the reason why they now lie stranded far out in the desert over a hundred miles*4 from the nearest coast.
For mingled with the boulders there is other evidence of the sea. Shells lie scattered in profusion amidst the pottery. Most of these are the com-
*1. Spec. No. 18. *3 Many smaller boulders. See collection. Identity. Cf. with existing cliffs
*2. Spec. No. 19. *4 150 miles.