Friday, 12 February 2016

Sauropod Flint Artworks

A few posts ago I described elephant head descriptions as having 'splayed trunks' as the one featured below. When prehistoric people sculptured these stones they were always aiming to get the most 'bang for there buck' ie, as little work as possible to describe as many creatures as possible, features and shapes often shared. (As seen throughout this blog and Revelation in Stone, also Omniglyphs blog-spot.) Just by rotating the stone, another motif or glyph would be described. (something I had worked out from the start.) Another convention I discovered (probably Ursel Benekendorff as well) was that, often only the front half of the creature was being displayed or sculpted, this can also be seen throughout my materials and websites. 

Above: The elephant head motif faces left.

Above: The image of a sauropod with front leg turns its head over its body to the left.

Above: A seated elephant that transforms to a sauropod bending its head to the ground, you may also notice a complete standing gorilla right on the edge of the tool. A whole bird and bear face profile are also visible. 

Above: An ape face looks left while the image of a sauropod possibly leans against a tree, also facing left.

Above: Another sauropod likeness turns its head back over its body, this one follows the convention of the first stone, upside down it shows an elephants head (not shown in the photo) although the eye can be seen.