GeoTimes: Geologist Believes Kensington Rune Stone May be Authentic

The debate continues. Scott Wolter, a geologist and president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes that the markings on the famous Kensington Rune Stone date from 1700 or earlier.

At the request of the the Kensington Runestone Museum, Wolter compared the stone to gravestones in Maine and found the markings to be older than 1898, when the stone was discovered, and therefore probably not a hoax. While he cannot verify the 1362 date on the stone, he does feel that it may be authentic.