16 July 2014
Oregon human face on a pebble from the Dennis Boggs portable rock art collection is strikingly similar to one identified in Siberia
Dennis Boggs find, near Irrigon, Oregon, Columbia River Valley
The drawing below is not of this artifact, but of another very similar one identified by Russian archaeologist M.A. Kiriyak. The entire Dennis Boggs collection of more than one hundred iconic objects is interpreted and curated by Ken Johnston, with one thousand additional specimens pending examination and study.
An illustration of an Upper Paleolithic "cobble mask" from Siberia, Russia. Bol'shoi El'gakhchan I site, from Early Art of the Northern Far East by M.A. Kiriyak.
Side-by-side comparison of Oregon figure stone (left) and drawing of a Siberian figure stone (right)