07 July 2011

"Rick Prince noticed this siltstone object firmly embedded in an extensive shale wall about 18 m (60') below the terrain surface"

Alan Day writes: "Rick Prince noticed this siltstone object firmly embedded in an extensive shale wall about 18 m (60') below the terrain surface" in 1983, at Brownsville, Licking County, Ohio.
Brownsville is 5 miles or so from Flint Ridge, a large outcrop of colorful, high quality chert- arguably one of the finest in all of North America.  The sculpture hoard of seven large flint pieces found at Buckeye Lake, Ohio, seen at subtleartifacts.com (link on right side panel), one of which exhibits the "one eye open, one eye closed" motif, was found about 10 miles from Brownsville.

Alan Day, landowner and archaeologist at Day's Knob, Cambridge, Ohio writes: Several features of this stone resemble those typical of artifacts from the Day's Knob site (33GU218) and elsewhere.  These are:
- The crest over the forehead (see photos at top of page).
- One eye wide open, the other slanted and half closed (see photos at top of page).
- A simple face cut into the open eye

James B. Harrod, Ph. D. has documented the one eye open, one eye closed motif from multiple Paleolithic old world archaeological sites. Please see links to Mr. Harrod's articles and web site originsnet.org on the right side bar.

Harrod has written: "One day I had the opportunity to hand the 'one eye' sculpture that Ursel sent me to the late Roy Scheider, a skilled actor in TV, movies and Shakespearean stage. I said nothing other than: "what do you feel this stone is saying". He said (paraphrase) that it felt like the tragic vision of King Lear, one eye open is witness to all human doings and human suffering, one eye is closed in pain and and anguish over the human condition; also one eye looks inward, one outward. Also as the head is like that of a child, it also speaks of maintaining spiritual innocence facing the human predicament. I am reminded of the proverb of Jesus: 'Be wise as serpents, innocent as doves'."

More photos and information on this artifact are available at this link:


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