23 January 2012
Dennis Boggs of Oregon has identified pattern of Simian-looking faces on pebbles and pebble artifacts in the Columbia River valley
Dennis Boggs of Oregon has identified a pattern of simian-looking faces on pebbles and pebble artifacts in the Columbia River valley
Manuports and artifacts resembling ape faces are found in concentration below the higher elevations along the Columbia River near Irrigon, Oregon, according to Dennis Boggs. (You may perform a site search on "Boggs" to see additional posts of objects found by Dennis Boggs.) Face-looking pebbles may be found almost anywhere, but the concentrations and types Dennis has collected over almost 50 years suggest more than natural coincidence.
This is the back side of the face view. Many of the face-looking pebbles have a divot on the back, as seen in the center of the pebble in this view, which facilitates stabilized handling with the fingers.
Pebble shown with scale. It appears there could have work on the eyes and nose and the divot on the rear, but I do not have the microscopic expertise to evaluate this. The mouth line appears all natural and not altered.
Posted by Ken Johnston at 2:35 PM