Friday, 28 March 2014

Talking Stone

This stone appears to show a modern human face, facing both left and right and also the best gorilla head profile I have seen to date, with a little work many more of the common glyphs can be found in this piece.

Above the gorilla head profile looks left, another ape can be seen if the gorillas nostrils are imagined as eyes.

Human face looks right.

Human face looks left and elephant head looks right.

A feline face looks right.

The Gorilla looks left, the horse head right.

The Bird.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Between a rock and a hard place.

I have been concerned by the quality and authenticity of many supposed portable rock art finds sprawled over the internet. Although analyzing and describing these stones can be very difficult, on the whole the stones should speak for themselves, and any genuine piece should have glyph content all over it. In some places I have seen some obscure rocks that bare little resemblance to there descriptions and scribblings over the photos, which only adds more doubt to the stones authenticity. (if a picture needs to be drawn, the rock is obviously deficient, and would not serve the supposed intended purpose.)

Interpretations of animals and hominids is another grey area, we can never be certain of what we are looking at, even if it looks like a human, it certainly does not mean it is, and nobody can ever prove it. Apart from finding these things in sit tu, our only clues about the date of these artifacts is the species, and these can be hard to interpret, most of all when dealing with humans, apes and hominids. So again it is better to be vague in these areas and let the images on the stones speak for themselves.

Continuity in finds should also be of concern, finds should be comparable across collections, materials should be the same, if not similar, obvious working marks should be present, important subjects like elephants should be repeated throughout the assemblage with other repeatable glyphs present too, when dealing with them as a collection, which of coarse is the only way to shed any real light on them.

A word on Religion, shamanism, and deep space alien’s in old paleolithic times, when on the subject of portable rock art, these are just fantasies of the mind and nobody has one shred of evidence to support these kinds of claims, apart from a few not so old 'Venus figurines' there is absolutely nothing to learn about religious or shamanistic practices, so why even bother? There is a little to learn about cultural traditions in the artifacts themselves, but this will tell us very little of the people themselves. What these objects undoubtedly are is tools, communication tools more specifically, which is hard to take on board at first, until you consider that at some point in our history people were unable to verbally communicate with much meaning. If your suspected portable rock art has no use in this way as a tool, then forget it, its a rock and probably nothing more.

But on the whole I would say that the majority of finds presented to myself by collectors are most likely genuine artifacts, and many people are furthering the study and do know whats going on here, Thanks in this department go to Bruce Cox, Roger Pascal, Dennis Moore, Ursel Beneckendorff , Keith Stamper, Charles Belart and Athena Cumpton.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

Biface flint scraper.

Simplistic glyphs seem present in this blade/scraper tool. Suggested, elephant head, weak gorilla head, human head and the head of horned prey creature.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Flint Cleaver/Chopping tool with glyphs

This paleolithic chopping tool has glyph content all over it, elephant with front leg, ape head, bird head, boar head, goat head? Horse head maybe? And even a possible hominid face impression.

Possible hominid, ape face and more.

Many glyphs can be extracted from this piece and it has a common shape topology.
This Is from my usual site and in the same material as the majority of the finds found there.
Clear cortex removal chips are visible all over this paleolithic communication tool.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Face to Face

This artifact was sculptured using flake reduction and clever use of the flints colour inclusions.
The suspected ape or hominid face looks left and then right, presumably created in order to convey the direction said beast is traveling in.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Human hand and elephant.

This artifact has all the usual suspects worked into it. What more proof do I need to provide, to prove that humans were in the UK at least 100,000 years ago?

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Optical illusions of the paleolithic.

This animation illustrates some subtle complexity in one of my pieces. The sheer genius of this items creator surly can not be ignored in this subtle light and angle metamorphic display. Bidirectional ape face illusions on the reverse of primitive  hominid head profile.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Paleo Bird Effigies

This afternoon I received a copy of, Field Guide, Finding and Identifying The North American Indian Stone Bird Effigy. by Dennis J. Moore. ISBN 978-0-578-06622-6

I'm unable to bring you a proper review of this book, but what I will give you are some first impressions and insights into the publication.

'The North American Indian Stone Bird effigy is an artifact directly associated with ancient tree burials. Tree and platform burials are mankind's oldest and most widespread way of dealing with a body after death.

The mysterious ritual practice of making and using a stone 'bird effigy' at funerals and cemeteries appeared fully developed in Michigan over 13,000 years ago by people moving north after the last Ice Age.'
From the back cover of the book.

A weighty soft cover volume, almost 200 pages, full of glossy high quality photos of single artifacts and lithic groupings. Instantly recognisable topologies and comparisons of suspected artifacts and lithic collections flow from page to page.

At fist glance who could possibly argue with such a detailed study into the origins of these artifacts, and who should doubt Mr Moore for his ability, recognition of sites, and for detailing this archeological evidence, for us all too see.

Let me tell you why at first visual appraisal I have no reasons to doubt the validity of Dennis Moore's study. Almost every page brings to me recognisable shape form topology, glyph content and visible agency. I am in no way condoning every lith in the book as a genuine artifact, what I am saying is I see a lot of very convincing images of artifacts in his book.

Trying not to be unfair to Dennis, his book and artifacts, I feel it a testimony that he has managed to produce such a detailed volume, without having access to what I consider to be a better selection of such things, that is unfair as such as location and culture discoveries of Dennis are not within his control, saying that this is by far the most complete topology of lithic discoveries from any archeological site I have ever seen, the academics would do well to follow in his footsteps.

My publication, if ever published, will have quite a name to live up to if ever to be compared.
To find out more, Go visit Dennis's website Paleo Bird Effigies.
USA @ Revelation in Stone.
Below, one of my own iconographic lithic finds.