Figure Stones (Pierres Figures) Elsewhere

Most of the figures shown below and on the pages referenced from this one incorporate at least one of the bird-human features characteristic of artifact material at the Day's Knob site.  Some are obvious, others are subtle.   Note that a "bird" here, as on most pages of this website, usually has a more or less rounded quasi-anthropomorphic face. 

North America

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              Ohio                 South Carolina                   Texas                       Pennsylvania             
|    (Other than Day's Knob)      |       (Professional)         |        (Amateur and Professional)      |
 

                       

      New York State                  Tennessee                 Florida                     North Carolina
 

           

            Louisiana                 Maine          West Virginia                Iowa                  Missouri
 

                

            Indiana                      Colorado                         Minnesota                  Michigan

 

 

Europe

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     Germany                 England                          France                                 Italy
 

      

               Holland                        Scotland                       Greece                        Denmark

 

 

Australia

 

Australian Sandstone Artifact        Australian Sandstone Artifact

Australia - Click to expand.

 

 

Asia

Turkey

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Africa

Karnak, Egypt

This flint end scraper in classic bird form, 6 cm (2.4") in length, was found by Matthijs Doornekamp.  Note the characteristic eye in the correct location and the attention given to its detail.

 

 

South America

The Pedra Furada Site, Brazil

Not many photographs of artifacts from Pedra Furada have been published, but sketches in the Athena Review seem to suggest a similarity to the material at Day's Knob, like the three picks shown above next to a sketch of one from Pedra Furada dated to 25,000- 32,000 years BP from charcoal in context.

 
George Weber in Switzerland presents the Pedra Furada site on an excellent web page:

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OriginsNet

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Dr. James B. Harrod's OriginsNet website provides an extensive and thought- fully presented array of photographs of artifact material from Oldowan through Upper Paleolithic in the context of "researching the origins of art, religion, and symbolic meaning".

The similarity of much of the material to that at Day's Knob is quite evident.  A notable example is a collection of artifacts assembled by Dr. Walther Matthes of the University of Hamburg, Germany at
http://www.originsnet.org/hambwitt2gallery.

Dr. Matthes noted the prevalence of bird and double-face (Janus-like or "bifrontal") motifs in Ice Age artifact material near the coast of the North Sea.

 

Lithic Casting Lab  

 
This is a website providing a wealth of information on artifacts from many locations, Paleolithic and otherwise.  The many large and high-resolution photos have been invaluable to this author in his research.
 

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