Denisovan Ancestry in East Eurasian and Native American Populations
24 June 2011
Amateur archaeologists independently identify Oregon and Tennessee face-like icons exhibiting similar left-oriented, smiling, look
Sherry Hill find, Carter County, Tennessee
Dennis Boggs collection, Irrigon, Oregon
artifact is pictured on a centimeter(cm) grid for scale
In the first example, the lip begins just slightly right of the vertical center line of the face. Most of the smiling lip line is oriented toward the left side of the face (right side of photo). In the second example, the entire lip line is seen in this photo, all of it on the left side of this face stone. The suspected artifacts are about 6cm and 5cm in length respectively.