posted on Dec, 22 2012 @ 12:41 AM
The moundbuilders of Kentucky are known as the Adena culture. I'd be willing to bet its some artifact related to them. Stone tablets with stylized
zoomoropological symbols have been excavated from the mounds there before. Doing more research now, this type of stuff fascinates me
** Looks like the sun rising or setting behind a mountain. Maybe the mountain is actually a burial mound?
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**All of the pendants I have found are plain, no writing/symbology of any kind. Unfortunatly, its not uncommon for someone to take a real, not
uncommon artifact and embellish it to make it un-ordinary. In addition, judging from other Adrena artifacts, they seem to have been pretty good at
carving things, even things from human bone (not as uncommon as you might think). These etchings/gouges seem to be very amateurish. Perhaps it was
done by the wearer just to personalize it, if it was indeed orginal to the artifact.
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Stone tablets The Adena also carved small stone tablets, usually 4 or 5 inches by 3 or 4 inches by .5 inches thick. On one or both flat sides were
gracefully composed stylized zoomorphs or curvilinear geometric designs in deep relief. Paint has been found on some Adena tablets, leading
archaeologists to propose that these stone tablets were probably used to stamp designs on cloth or animal hides, or onto their own bodies. Its
possible they were used to outline designs for tattooing.
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