23 August 2012

A flint fish figurine surfaces in Ohio- while school of archaeologists swims away from investigation of figurative portable rock art because "It does not exist."

A flint fish figurine
Material is local high quality Coschocton blue flint


Detail of the fish mouth stonework which serves to disambiguate the figure enough to trigger its recognition as a fish. Mission accomplished for the artist, no more work required. This is not a "pre-form" of any kind, this is the finished piece.
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The mouth is depicted as being open on this side of the figurine
Mike notes it may have served as a scraper tool as well

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-kbj

1 comment:

  1. They say "it does not exist" because the pride is too hard to swallow. I say to the "experts",
    "IT'S OK, YOU WERE WRONG, ADMIT IT AND LEARN FROM US SILLY AMATEURS DIRECTLY. PORTABLE ROCK IS REAL, PRE-CLOVIS CULTURE IS IN AMERICA AND THE TIME LINE REALLY NEEDS TO BE RE-EXAMINED. CULTURES MOVED FROM CONTINENT TO CONTINENT. THE TRAVEL STARTED DURING ICE AGES,DRYNESS,AND COSMIC EVENTS. SEA BECAME LAND THEN MOISTENED BACK TO SEA AGAIN. MAPS WERE MADE BUT NOW WATERS IN THE WAY. TIME TO FLOAT, DEAD BISON, OR A BOAT...BUT HEY GET REAL, ALL THESE ROCKS ARE GARBAGE. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU FEEL BEST. STAY IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE. YOU ARE NOT INDIANA JONES. WHO AM I TO SAY, I AM JUST A DIGGER,ANYWAYS. I AM WRONG SOMETIMES DAILY, IT'S OK IF THE EXPERTS ARE TOO, BUT TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY FOR ME, THE TURN NOW WEARS, YOU."

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