27 July 2014
Austin, Texas, area "One eye open, other eye shut or missing" motif on a chert pebble and in a repeated local pattern
David Boies artifact find, near Austin, Texas
This figure evidences stone removal on the "right eye, the nose" and the "mouth" made to affect the final desired image of a chert pebble face mask expressing the pervasive portable rock art motif of "One eye open, other eye shut or missing."
This motif dates to the Acheulean and may also be seen in Middle-Paleolithic European assemblages, according to art and religion scholar James Harrod, Ph.D., at OriginsNet.
View 2 of this worked pebble with scale in inches.
“There Is Nothing New Under The Sun.” Ecclesiastes 1:4-11
Author Barbara Olins Alpert describes a simplistic face made by addition of three painted black lines to a naturally-suggestive form in a cave at Vilhouueur (Charente, France) seen pictured here and dated to ca. 25,000 years before present. See her illustration below.
Figure 4.26 from Barbara Olins Alpert's The Creative Ice Age Brain: Cave Art in the Light of Neuroscience.