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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