28 September 2014

Two bird figures made of Vanport chert from Muskingum County, Ohio, have manufactured eyes in correct anatomical positions which confirms human intent to create flint sculptures

Bird figure #1 with eye detail
Ken Johnston find, Muskingum County, Ohio

Side 2, Vanport chert, Nethers variety

Side 2 and side 1

Eye detail highlighted 

Bird figure #2 with eye detail
Ken Johnston find, Muskingum County, Ohio

Side 2

Sides 1 and 2

Eye detail highlighted



The two bird sculptures seen with scale.

These two bird figures are among dozens in Vanport chert identified by this author. These observations continue to be dismissed by the Ohio professional and amateur archaeologist communities despite the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the flint working technologies and artistic creations of prehistoric Native Americans.

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