13 March 2013
Figurative finds identified among tools at Anza, California, by Karon Schwab
Karon Schwab find, Anza, California
Quartzite has been worked to selectively reveal a darker underlying layer which now resembles facial features, including eyebrows. A female figurine from The Netherlands was made using a similar technique.
Side 2 with scale
A face on a pebble, possibly with the "one eye open, other eye shut or missing" motif. Karon indepently identified this motif on pebbles at suspected cultural sites in the Idyylwild and Anza, California, areas.
A fossilized bone tool found by Karon. The broad end has been worn at an angle associated with the optimal grip of the bone. If it were green when used by humans, perhaps it could be used to date the peoples associated with these tools and this palpable visual imagery in stone.
Amateur archaeologist Karon Schwab tool finds, Anza, California
Anza, California, spearpoint
Anza spearpoint side 2 with scale