Figures in Limestone
Note the black nose, which is a natural feature of
the rock incorporated into the figure. There are several
images on this stone, the other prominent one shown below - a quasi-human
face with the classic one-eye-open one-eye-shut motif.
|Below: The pit in which
this appeared just below the surface, along with many other
artifacts including a standing "Venus"
This light-colored limestone is
highly weathered, but the carving remains quite recognizable,
particularly the mouth and the characteristic deeply carved diamond-shaped eye
with the iris left in distinct relief. Many artifacts of
this softer rock appear about 25 cm below a small area at the
top of the knob, apparently more symbolic than
utilitarian. Most of these have come from a hole worn by
deer around a salt block.
Above: Another figure from
the same location. Note the similarly of the eye to that
on the canine figure above.
productive hilltop salt lick.
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