Subjectivity in Stone Age art works such as figure stones, engravings, sculptures, effigies and curated manuports. See how images and icons have been realized in portable rock media since the dawn of humanity. Here, archaeologists and art historians are becoming aware of these forsaken artifacts. “And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in every thing." -in W. Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1599.
Denisovan Ancestry in East Eurasian and Native American Populations
Found at Irrigon, Oregon, along the Columbia River
Possible human face depicted on the backside of the bird on this side of the sculpture. Lines added to assist reference back up to unmarked photo.
Perhaps this stone material was selected for a bird icon because of its "made of the air" property of porocity. Light passes through the sculpture at two points where the material is thin. The face is at low resolution and may require viewing at some distance from the computer display to percieve as it is marked up here.