Denisovan Ancestry in East Eurasian and Native American Populations
17 October 2014
Three incised portable art rocks from the Arkfeld Paleolithic site in Virginia
Rock with incised lines, Arkfeld site, #44FK732, Clear Brook, Virginia. 15cm. Interpreted by Ken Johnston as a human head representation, chin at far left, eyes looking to upper left corner of the frame. A cap or a hairstyle may be depicted.
Close up of the incised lines near the "neck" of the human head figure
Side two also interpreted as a human head representation, chin at far right, as if the human is looking to the upper right corner of the frame.
Possible human or animal head figure with incised lines, 10cm
Illustration highlighting the incised lines
Interpreted by Adam Arkfeld as a leaping human figure, 6cm
Arkfeld site blade tools found in the art context
Arkfeld site awls
Arkfeld site burins