14 May 2014
Adam Arkfeld compares Virginia mammoth sculpture to Avdeevo, Russia, example
Adam Arkfeld find, identified as a mammoth sculpture, found in immediate context of other stones with mammoth imagery, Arkfeld archaeological site, #44FK732, Clear Brook, Virginia
Ken Johnston interpretation of feline head incorporated into the posterior of the mammoth. This may be seen as analogous to the lion sculpture from the Kostenki I site in Russia pictured below but in opposite orientation with the mammoth facing left and lion facing right
Kostenki I lion head facing left combined with mammoth facing right
From spiritboat, "In light of the analysis of Herva and Ikäheimo, compare the following two carved figurines, below, from the Ukrainian refuge. (They are from Kostenki 1 site in Russia, representing the Kostenki-Avdeevo Culture, an upper Palaeolithic culture that is dated between 26,000 and 12,500 years before the present.)"
Sculpture at right is a mammoth outline depicted facing right with a lion head incorporated into its posterior like the Virginia example.