Denisovan Ancestry in East Eurasian and Native American Populations

23 August 2017

Sculpted bust in left profile perspective from The Old Route 66 Zoo Site, #23JP1222

'Smiling left portrait with cheeky jaw'

Stacy Dodd and Rod Weber find, near Joplin, Missouri, 7cm

Illustration of interpreted eye and mouth features

16 August 2017

Big cat head sculpture with eye perforation from Arkfeld Site, Virginia, includes human face mask

'Lion head left profile sculpture with perforation as eye'
Adam Arkfeld find, Site #44FK731

This large sculpture weighs several hundred pounds. It is made in a typical artistic template or scheme which is seen in other North American cat head sculptures and which must have been culturally facilitated. This template is seen on boulder-size pieces like this to smaller 2-5cm examples. Eye, nose, mouth, chin, ear and jaw line are depicted here.

Cat eye

There is a 'human face mask' carved in relief in the lower right corner of the cat head.

Human face mask illustrated