Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Flint tool shows Mammoth Iconography?

This piece of portable rock art from my find site shows the possible outline of a mammoth and also has a a subtle face profile on its posterior (probably sub-human), as well as other iconography. Unlike any other suspected mammoth interpretation I am aware of, this flint also doubles as a cutting tool, so its an artifact in its own right.

Other amateur portable rock art collectors have also recognized the mammoth with face on posterior convention, mainly in North America, the clearest example of this convention can be seen here (last image), although I suggest that the motifs in this example show Elephant and Human.