03 January 2013

Likeness to a peccary head with concretion as eye was found in a context of other suspected Pleistocene tool and art forms near a glacial kettle pond

A possible depiction of the now extinct Platygonus (head) from Licking County, Ohio

Found in a context of suspected Pleistocene tool and art forms, Buckeye Lake, Ohio. An iron-bearing concretion in the stone has been utilized as the animal's eye. Eye, ear, mouth and nose are present with intersecting incised lines at the eye. This animal head is made in subtle relief on a piece of local limestone.

A Collared peccary (species survives today)


Side 2 with scale


-kbj

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