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    Flint Effigy

    Howdy all, I have been looking for arrowheads for some time and finally found one. That sparked my interest to keep looking so I have been on a tear for about a month and I found something I have never seen before. I thought it was an incomplete hand axe at first but it didn't look normal. I took it home with the other finds and couldn't see what it was. It had marks made from a hand so I kept trying to see what kind of tool it was. Then I turned it a certain way and bam.....a face. Anyone seen this type of work before? Any idea of how old it is? I found it in Central Texas.

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    I see natural breaks inherent to that type of stone would could be mistaken for flaking but I fail to see a face. Additionally, works of flint, bone, hardstone, etc.. which are attributed to native arts are generally not ambiguous but rather, clear works of art. I would imagine you have an interesting rock with features that make a face, one of the most instintually recognizable features for people, appear to you.
    ... I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.
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    Here is my "seal spear" I got from DB. The brown line in the material. Head to the left, flipper on the bottom and tail to the right.
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    ... I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drdave514 View Post
    Here is my "seal spear" I got from DB. The brown line in the material. Head to the left, flipper on the bottom and tail to the right.
    Dr. Dave,

    Sorry to sidetrack a thread, but I think your seal spear is significant.

    A key piece missing from the Solutrean first theory are the famous cave paintings that Solutreans left in Spain and France, your piece is clearly a direct connection to that lost art form. And it proves they ate seals, which would allow them to survive along the leading edge of the Arctic ice.

    Joshua

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    Armadillo,

    I actually do see the face in that one, I would have kept it. That said, it's a geofact.

    (Chin, frown, nose, eye going up the left side.)

    Joshua

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    Ok, I kind of see the face now that you say 'up the left side'. Definitely a keeper rock, but just a rock all the same.

    I'd be on board with the seal/solutrean theory except it was found in Tennessee. Not to mention being made thousands of years later.
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    I see it now he's looking left with his brain on the outside .

 

 
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