27 April 2012

Suspected Ohio bird sculpture is similar to one identified by an archaeologist at Hamburg, Germany

Licking County, Ohio, limestone bird form stands on base. It was found by Ken Johnston at a suspected prehistoric cultural site near Buckeye Lake in Licking Township. It has a general similarity with a known bird sculpture from a German site.  (click photos to expand)

Identified as a bird icon from an archaeological site near Hamburg, Germany. Hamburg-Sülldorf A; Mousterian, Quartzeit.  Identification (W. Matthes): "Bird." Matthes, W. (1969). Eiszeitkunst im Nordseeraum. Otterndorf, Gr: Niederelbe-Verlag: plate 26.1. Photo © Walther Matthes. From originsnet.org.

Side 2 of the Ohio bird

One minute video of the Ohio bird rotating on a turntable

-kbj

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