I have labeled this extremely unique artifact "The Ghost." The eyes and mouth are obvious. I have found some similar pieces depicting ghost during my research but none as detailed as this. This one appears to be in flight. This artifact has a channel drilled between the eyes and connecting to that channel, a channel straight upward through the head. It is obvious it was designed for hanging. The shafts on this artifact are identical in size to the "The Pendant" also discovered at the "Old Route 66 Zoo' site.
The "Eagle and the Owl"
This is one of the original pieces surface collected from the "Old Route 66 Zoo." This piece was very influential in keeping my interest in the early stages of this discovery. If you concentrate on the top left you will see the eye, immediately to the left of the eye you will see the obvious flaking that created the beak. If you concentrate on the top right, you will see an owl, possible on a cliff.
This piece has also been drilled for hanging. There is controversy as to what this piece actually is. I believe it was used as a knife and was hung around the neck of our ancestors and used as a weapon and tool. It is more than obvious it has been hanging for a very long time. The flaking is also obvious. More to come on this piece.
Photo Courtesy of Figure Stone Investigator and author of globally viewed website = www.DaysKnob.com Alan Day
The zoomorphic sculpture above is both sculpture and tool/weapon. The main character image from the right-profile view appears to be a pre-historic bird or reptile. Traces of black can be seen in the head area. When the artifacts is held in the left hand, the head-tip of the artifacts protrudes from the knuckles. The intensity of our ancestors sculpture/weapon/tool making capabilities is incredible. This sculpture must be seen in person to grasp the magnitude of this discovery. More pics to follow with different views.
his page is designed for the interpretation and documentation of the artifacts and tools from the 23JP1222 Pre-Historic Archaeological Site = "Old Route 66 Zoo" We are amateur archaeologists. We are 100% sure the artifacts are authentic. Our final conclusions are based on the following facts:
Certificates of authentication have been issued for some of the tools.
All artifacts were found within approximately a 500 ft. area.
90% of the sculptures are free-standing with the main character image upright.
90% of the sculptures have the eyes carved in the perfect spot and have pictographs.
We discovered these artifacts ourselves.
There are too many artifacts depicting too many zoomorphic and anthropomorphic images within too small of an area displaying too much detail to accept natural formation.
Many professional archaeologists have declared them artifacts.
Most of the top sculptures are extremely similar in size.
Many have dual and even triple motifs.
"The Elephant and the Dragon"
This piece displays multiple motifs. This view depicts dual zoomorphic images. The extreme left profile displays a dragon/serpent head. The far left displays an elephant. The extreme left tip is the elephants ears, inward slightly are the eyes, resembling a slight slice. The elephants trunk turns into the gragon. Possibly symbolizing the elephant's character ? More views and info to come.
A bi-facial graver, also called a burin, is a flaked tool used to sculpture and engrave bone and wood. Gravers are similarly shaped like a point tool, but have distinctly angled sharp beak-like point at one end, and lack a base. Although many gravers are uniface, meaning only worked or flaked on one side, archaeologists do find gravers that are bi-facial. It may be because the graver was first worked as a different bi-facial tool, but was later modified into a graver once the original tool became useless for its original purpose.
The two obvious gravers above were discovered at the "Old Route 66 Zoo." They were surface collected with many of the other tools from the 23JP1222 Pre-Historic Sculpture Site.