09 July 2016

Acheulean-like handaxe from Arkfeld site has faint traces of a human face representation within its 'frame'

Acheulean-like handaxe from Arkfeld site has faint traces of a human face representation within its 'frame.' Clear Brook, Virginia. 13cm

The mouth here in particular has been been worked with quite a bit of deliberate focus. It is an incision or groove in the rock which would have taken repeated grinding to create. There may have been a large stone removal to create the 'cheek' before the mouth was added. Click photos to expand.

Other finds at Arkfeld Site are similar like this one and this one featured in the past month. They all have simple icons on worked tools.

Here is some speculation about possible icon status of the cone shaped grooves highlighted in this illustration. The hat is an Aboriginal Australian ceremonial dance hat.

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