05 April 2013
Oregonian identifies examples of "one eye open, one eye shut or missing" portable rock art motif originating in the European Lower Paleolithic
Nona Axsom finds, Portland, Oregon
Nona has noticed the recurring pattern of rocks from her garden with crude faces with one eye open, one eye shut. This cultural meme originated in the Lower Paleolithic and continued for tens of thousands of years at least into the Middle Paleolithic. Evidence of it in America is seen from coast-to-coast, so it may be an indicator of a broad population of some of the earliest peoples in the Americas.
This figure from Nona's garden digging is similar to an Ohio find from Licking County investigated and documented by Alan Day.