posted on Jan, 10 2014 @ 10:27 PM
Please help identify the culture responsible for this object and it’s age.
An acquaintance of mine found this stone in an agricultural field in Alberta, Canada
It is a relief style carving from what appears to be local field stone (not verified). It is about the size of a dinner plate. The smallest diameter
is about 20.3 cm and the largest diameter is about 21.6cm. It is about 2.5cm thick. The relief stands out about 3-4mm and the outside diameter of the
circle in the depiction is about 8cm.
The back of the artifact is deeply scarred from modern agricultural machinery, however there is also a carving visible on the back from a completely
different method used on the front. It is the more typical thin line scraped carving seen in very old petroglyphs. I’m hoping somebody recognizes
The stone is much darker than it appears in the images. Where it has been recently chipped it is a very uniform single shade of black and is very
So much careful work was put into this artifact that I believe it had considerable importance. Artifacts like this are not common for the area and I
don't know if it might be completely unique. We see a lot of tools (arrow heads, hammer stones) but not elaborate stone artwork like this.