04 June 2012
Jim May identifies pattern of stone face sculptures at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge
Avocational archaeologist Jim May finds at Washougal, Washington, at the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge. Half a face seen here, left eye missing. (scale in this posting is in inches)
These worked anthropomorphic stones fit a known pattern in paleoart. Jim May has also identified many small carved faces on other rocks from the area, some of which are available at his "Small faces" Facebook album here. Jim has been investigating this phenomena he detected six years ago without any encouragement until he started seeing similar finds identified by others on the internet. Despite many dozens of examples from a concentrated geographic area (the site Jim identified which has these stone fingures and two related sub-sites), his observations have been dismissed by the "pareidolia accusation" by archaeologists he contacted. Jim has now relocated himself and his collection to Arizona.
Jim May find, Washougal, Washington
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