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Can we build a case that since the stone carvings of North American corn
depict the corn growing upside down, this indicates more authenticity? The
carvings in the chapel are not abstract and rendered as life-like as
possible so there would not be the temptation to carve things any other way
then as natural as was known at the time. Right?
So we have Henry's grandson, William many years after Henry's death, looking
at these dried ears of corn trying to figure out which way to put them.
Since they were so heavy, they must have drooped downwards, he thinks.
Did the Mi'kmaq grow corn? Maybe not. Henry would have seen the whole
growing cycle and known about them but maybe forgot to mention it. But if
they arrived in New England in Spring, he might have been given ears of corn
and not ever have seen how they grew before he left.
I don't know where I am going with this. It just struck me as interesting
that the corn was up side down in the chapel.
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