30 November 2012

Same site produces second bivalve shell-shaped sculpture on fossilferous limestone made using a buffer trimming technique

A second example of a shell sculpture of made fossiliferous limestone.
 Licking County, Ohio, find by Ken Johnston

The edges have been carefully trimmed to make the outline of a scallop shell shape utilizing a buffer/break technique. This is the second sculpture like this found at this location, also in context with other portable rock art objects and non-diagnostic primitive tools. This rock art form had significance to a people in the Licking Valley, Ohio, at some point in prehistory.

Scallop shell sculpture example 2

Scallop shell example 2, side 2, with scale


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