Denisovan Ancestry in East Eurasian and Native American Populations

09 October 2012

A sleeping duck pebble carving

A sleeping duck pebble carving
Bob Doyle find, Maine

Mr. Doyle is a naturalist, amateur archaeologist and master flintknapper from the Portland, Maine area. Bob has replicated the prehistoric creation of figure stones in both flint and coarse stone materials. He identified this pebble as a worked artifact, with very subtle removal of stone material to affect the final form of a sleeping duck, or waterbird. The overall shape is similar to a modern duck decoy. The head is at right, with a carved eye cavity. The duck's head is resting on its back, turned toward its rear, with its bill pointing left. The "sleeping duck" is a relatively common prehistoric portable rock art motif seen in Europe and America.

An example of the natural form which inspired the "sleeping duck" portable rock art motif

-kbj

2 comments:

  1. The resting bunny ears in the down and back position is seen facing the opposite direction. The Maya's had a similar glyph meaning house of, but the heads faced the opposite directions.this can be seen by viewing the article about the discovery of queen lady k'able's tomb. Two of the glyphs r common rock art motifs.leading to the possibility that rock art icons had a sigificant role in leading up to the glyph written language systems in early Americas.

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  2. Hi Ken, I have found one exactly like this one that I just posted on my blog. Amazing! I didn't know it was a common motif. Really...

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