Subjectivity in Stone Age art works such as figure stones, engravings, sculptures, effigies and curated manuports. See how images and icons have been realized in portable rock media since the dawn of humanity. Here, archaeologists and art historians are becoming aware of these forsaken artifacts. “And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in every thing." -in W. Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1599.
Denisovan Ancestry in East Eurasian and Native American Populations
Find by Ken Johnston, Licking County, Ohio, along Buckeye Lake
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This artifact was found about 1000 feet from the flint feline head figure in the posting just prior to this one. This too is a flint feline head in left profile view suitable for hafting and with possible rubbing patina.The bottom and right side of the artifact as pictured here appears to have been smoothed by handling or rubbing action. Please note the flint work detail seen in the cat's nose area. A number of bird head figures have been found in this same area, as has a lion head/horse head combination on a tabular plaque seen in this earlier posting.