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Offline Eric Krewson

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what is it?
« on: April 16, 2019, 02:34:25 pm »
My girlfriend found this in a creek far from any human traffic. It has been shaped and appears to have a petroglyph of an animal of sorts with antlers on the back with a possible hunter standing behind the animal.

I collected artifacts for years and have never seen anything like it in any of my travels or reference material.

Any guesses?

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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2019, 02:56:24 pm »
Here are the figures outlined
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Offline sleek

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2019, 03:05:07 pm »
Looks like a guy standing too close to a moose fart and got knocked back...
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 05:34:14 pm »
The pic on the right looks faded enough to be a person throwing a atlatl or spear. Mabey redraw it following the faded lines. How about you knap it and see what it could be! )P(
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Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 09:51:25 pm »
I think the petroglyphs rule out any kind of working stone.  Perhaps a commenter active to celebrate a first kill!  Neat find in any case!
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Re: what is it?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 04:51:16 am »
Interesting Eric. Does that edge go all the way around? It almost seems like it could be a lid or cover for some type of container.
Cool at any rate.
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PS I'm no archeologists. Just a total guess.
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 05:58:06 am »
Just kidding about the knapping i think it might  be a combination of BJs idea and Hawks. Pots were decorated and had important pictures on them. or its a unicorn.
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"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." Cree Native-American Proverb

A amature practices untill he gets it right. A master practices untill he never gets it wrong.

Russell - 15 years

Offline GlisGlis

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 06:08:07 am »
I know i tend to be cynical but it is not possible it is some sort of floor tile with some cement on the bottom?
If you examine the material it looks like natural stone?

Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 06:12:26 am »
The rim goes all the way around and it does look like a pot lid of some kind.

I realize looking at the markings on this object is like picking recognizable objects out of clouds, it could be anything but some of these markings look to be on purpose.

Offline bjrogg

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 06:33:49 am »
The rim goes all the way around and it does look like a pot lid of some kind.

I realize looking at the markings on this object is like picking recognizable objects out of clouds, it could be anything but some of these markings look to be on purpose.


Eric if it didn't have that obvious edge worked Itd be like looking at a ink splotch. From what I can see of pictures bottom almost looks like it may have been ground flatter? It was definitely something special
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Offline Deerhunter21

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 07:07:22 am »
Yup you should get it looked at by a professional. if you do tell us what it is!
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Offline sleek

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2019, 09:23:40 am »
I still say that it looks like a guy getting colon punched by a moose fired air biscuit.
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Offline vinemaplebows

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2019, 03:02:41 pm »
Does it have that lip all the way around? Shaft straightener? Lid of some kind?
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Offline sleek

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 04:27:45 pm »
Perhaps the S looking thing in front of the moose, perhaps that's the mark or signature of the maker. Or a symbol of some sorts. Perhaps look through know tribes languages on the area and see if it represents a god of some type or a recognizable symbol? The hunter in the back could be throwing an atlatl.
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Offline Eric Krewson

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Re: what is it?
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2019, 05:56:47 am »
The petroglyph can be pretty crude, here is a museum piece on a similar rock.