30 July 2015

Two mammoth figures combined with human head profiles from Arkfeld Site are stereotypical in North American palaeoart

Adam Arkfeld find, Clear Brook, Virginia, Site #44FK732.

Interpreted as a mammoth profile facing left and a human head profile looking right. A faint eye, nostril and mouth are still visible.

Above artifact under different lighting (Click photos to expand)

Mammoth figure number two with human head profile depicted on its posterior. This one is water worn but still has its basic form. We must keep in mind these art pieces are over 10,000 years old and with demonstrated Middle Paleolithic affinities they could be much older.

Ken Johnston illustrated interpretation of the human head profile depicted on the posterior of the mammoth

Arkfeld Site stone tools

More Arkfeld Site stone tools

More Arkfeld Site mammoth-like figures (8cm). It is possible some of the zoomorphic stone shapes being found by amateurs in concentrated areas across the Unites States were used by children as play figures.

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