01 July 2015
More stone birds and burins typical for Arkfeld Site uncovered on May 26 dig are like those identified at Flint Ridge, Ohio, and other sites
Limestone bird figure, Arkfeld Site, Clear Brook, Virginia (10cm)
Another limestone bird figure (9cm)
A third Arkfeld Site limestone bird figure (click photos to expand)
Two heavy duty diamond-shaped burins flank a 10cm chipped stone point at center
Side 2 Arkfeld Site tools
Flint Ridge, Licking County, Ohio, bird figure featured in an earlier posting is made on the same semi-formalized scheme or template as the Arkfeld Site limestone bird. This demonstrates a suspected Stone Age Eastern North American cultural imperative to create similar bird figures despite vastly different locally available stone resources.