10 April 2013

Dutch archaeologists identified rhomboid forms similar to those associated with North American portable rock art finds

From Ede, The Netherlands, Ede II site, OriginsNet.org

"Photo © A. Wouters. In Wouters, A., Franssen, C, and Kessels. A. (1981). Typologie van de artefacten van de Chopper-Choppingtool Complexen. Archaeologische Berichten 10:18-117. Stichtung Archaeologische Berichten, Elst, NL. Ede II discovered and collected M. Franssen."

"...a tradition that spans 200,000-700,000 BP" - from the OriginsNet.org web site.

Nadia Clark finds, Prescott, Arizona

Nadia's is just one of several sites where amateur archaeologists identified unnatural concentrations of rhomboid forms- associated with what they have interpreted as portable rock art objects, including this author. Nadia thinks the rhomboids themselves may have had a meaning unrelated to their possible use as tools, and thus may need to be considered art objects.

Perhaps these rhomboidal North American tools or art objects are associated with the Chopper Chopping Tool tradition of Lower Palaeolithic northern Europe. The figurative portable rock art objects found in America with the rhomboids may be associated with a Homo heidelbergensis or Homo neanderthalensis kind of human. These people had more robust and different cranial structures from our own, maybe like the depiction of the face from Washougal, Washington, seen in the posting just prior to this one.

The American similarities like Nadia's could be explained away as a coincidence, but perhaps they are deserving of close scholarly attention. And so the art objects associated with them. Maybe concentrations of the rhomboids can help identify very old sites in the United States. They had many thousands of years to make it over here from northern Europe. They need to be investigated by the so-called archaeological scientists, even though this American artifact type did not appear in their college textbooks.

-kbj

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