Figure Stones in
Age Art website displays some of her extensive
collection of Paleolithic Figure Stones from northern Germany and the Canary Islands. Many of the
motifs characterizing this material closely resemble those in the artifacts from the Day's
Knob site, in some cases almost to the point of being identical. In addition to anthropomorphic imagery, a readily
identifiable bird motif is well represented. Years ago, Prof. Walther Matthes
of the University of Hamburg recognized and researched such material,
and Mrs. Benekendorff made his acquaintance in the later
part of his life. Since 1984, she has devoted much of her life to the recovery,
preservation, and interpretation of artifacts from the same
general geographical area, independently confirming their
existence and importance. In 2006, anthropologist and rock
art expert Dr.
Arsen Faradzhev spent several days microscopically
examining Mrs. Benekendorff's material, determining
human agency to be very much in evidence.
features: Bird-form mouth and nose, apparent
bifrontal bird image under mouth, possible bird
over forehead, one eye of primary figure partly closed.
One eye open, the other partly closed is a common feature
of European Paleolithic figures.
Below: Compare the eyes and the shape of the mouth
of the German figure with those on a petroglyph at Day's
Kurt Kocher in Hessen has, for many
years, been collecting and assessing lithic material very similar
to that presented on this website, notably from the Battenberg/Pfalz
His website is http://www.hekoverlag.de
|Since 2004, Hans Grams in the
Rheinland has been discovering artifact material of the kind
presented on this website. This is now shown on his
website, along with his own interesting hypotheses.
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