"The Lost Valley"

("Vallis Ante Artis")

Near Carlisle, South Central Pennsylvania

Site #36CU190, Pennsylvania Archaeological Inventory

Principal Investigators:  Nolen Chew, Jeff Kottmyer, Gary Yannone

This site, located in a marshy area, has produced Figure Stones carved in the same motifs as those at the 33GU218 hilltop site in Ohio.  It was visited in 2005 by Dr. Arsen Faradzhev, anthropologist and rock art expert from Moscow, who determined material here and at 33GU218 to be of human manufacture.  He was accom- panied by Dr. James B. Harrod who concurred with this assess- ment.  The Lost Valley project is currently inactive as the result of various problems, including of lack of funding and insufficient interest on the part of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology.

Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)

A bird figure, about 13 cm (5") in length.

Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)

Another bird figure.

Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)

Canoe(?) - length 20 cm (8").

Four of these large 4 cm (1.6") apparent snake fangs were found together at the site.

Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)

A wolf-like effigy.

Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)        Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)

Shaman-like hybrid anthropomorphic/zoomorphic images.

Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)

A zoomorphic image.

Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)

A typical triangular two-faced image/tool, one face quasi-anthropomorphic, the other more zoomorphic (bird).

Artifact from the Lost Vally Archaeological Site (36CU190)

Carved rock.

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