"Paleo Dog" - Florida


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.


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