16 January 2013

A floating water bird sculpture and American Levallois lithic reduction technology described by Indiana amateur archaeologist Rick Doninger

A floating water bird sculpture and American Levallois lithic reduction technology described by Indiana amateur archaeologist Rick Doninger





Crystal formations in the stone cover the back of the swan

Classic Levallois tools typically associated with the European Mousterian tradition have been identified in large numbers by Rick Doninger in south west Indiana, USA.

The rhomboid shaped heavy duty borer/burin seen on the left in this photo has been associated with portable rock art by several amateur archaeologists and has already been described on this blog. Please add Rick Doninger's example here to the list.

-kbj

2 comments:

  1. That is one awesome find. I have many with the same exact head. None with such an amazing neck. That is one incredible piece. Does Rick have a site with his finds?
    Stacy

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    1. Rick does not have a web site. I plan to publish more of his finds in 2013. He has two archaeological sites I know of, one in south west Indiana and one in west Tennessee.

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