Denisovan Ancestry in East Eurasian and Native American Populations

09 February 2016

Hardin County site at the confluence of the Tennessee River and a creek is producing a variety of portable rock art

Human head looking right
More Jason Lamont finds, Hardin County, Tennessee

Human and animal heads joined. Human with large nose facing left and animal facing right. This sculpture type has been identified by Pietro Gaietto as a primary one of Paleolithic stone work.

The lighting is poor here but this is a diamond shaped stone which has been configured with a simple face of two eyes, a nose and a mouth. This 'face on rhombus' motif has been identified at several sites in association with other portable rock art finds like in this example found at Mammoth Springs, Arkansas by Jeff Vincent.

Animal figures

Animal figure

Chert 'Bird in flight' figures

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