This chert figure, over a meter in
length, was unearthed by Dr. Barbara Purdy in Marion County in the
1970s, from a stratum dated to 20,000 years BP. Note the
similarity to figures from the Day's Knob Site, below. The bottom one
is about 50 cm (20") in length, from about 45 cm (18")
below the surface.
Dr. Purdy's "Paleo
Dog", from a stratum that had earlier been assumed to be
"sterile" (devoid of artifacts) was reburied but
professionally exhumed in 2017 along with artifacts including
other zoomorphic chert figures.