Denisovan Ancestry in East Eurasian and Native American Populations

31 March 2018

Acheulean figurative sculpture from the French Pyrenees

Find and identification by Henri Valenti

"Stone figure with 2 faces that meet in limestone of 14cm / 14 / cm and a biface Acheulean type of 14 cm. Found in the pyrenees towards BAGNERES of bigorre towards the 600 m of altitude. see maybe scratches on the left."

18 February 2018

Animal head and bird stone sculptures both in right profile view and a carved human face facing left

Animal head and bird stone sculptures both in right profile view
Arkfeld Site, Clear Brook, Virginia

Carved human face in profile looking left

21 January 2018

'Right eye open, left eye missing' carved stone head from Woodbridge, Virginia

'Right eye open, left eye missing' is a known Paleolithic rock art motif

Mr. Woodson surface find on his property. This was found in Woodbridge VA in the lake ridge area of the county Prince William. Crude stone tools indicate an area Willie hopes to excavate on a controlled grid in the Spring. Mr. Woodson identified the motif before contacting me.

Detailed carving work to express the right eye in its socket. The left eye is a simple removal of a chip of stone to create a slight indentation. About 50% of the surface of this face has been carved by the artist. There is a gash which appears to serve as a chin cleft on the face.