Transportable rock artwork with imagery present in Tennessee – The Artsology Weblog

I obtained the next footage and knowledge from Sherri in Tennessee, who noticed a few of my earlier posts about rock artwork on this website. Sherri writes: “I discovered this within the Doe River in Elizabethton, Tennessee. It has a fish on it and it’s flat on the underside. Are you able to please let me know what you assume?”

As I all the time inform individuals who ship me footage of their moveable rock artwork finds, I’m not an skilled myself, however fairly am intrigued by this stuff and am all the time completely happy to share tales and footage on the weblog. If anybody on the market has any ideas or suggestions on this, please share within the feedback part beneath.

One factor that I did inform Sherri is that it has the same fashion of markings to some rock artwork that – coincidentally, was additionally from Tennessee – and was despatched to me six years in the past. In each instances, it seems to be a “pictograph,” which by definition is when a picture is drawn or painted on a rock, versus a “petroglyph,” by which the imagery has been carved on the rock. There doesn’t look like any carving right here, and I discover it fairly attention-grabbing that the imagery is a lighter colour than different elements of the rock, identical to that different rock artwork. I additionally discover it fascinating that the instance despatched to me six years in the past was present in Henry County, Tennessee, and this one beneath was present in Carter County, Tennessee, that are 350-400 miles aside, so what does that say about this fashion of markings on these rocks?

5 different views of a portable rock art piece found in Tennessee
5 totally different views of the identical rock, discovered within the Doe River in Tennessee.

The Tennessee Museum of Art mentions that “… the Paleo-Indians (lived 15,000 BCE to eight,000 BCE) have been the primary recognized folks to inhabit our state. They have been thought of nomadic folks as a result of they adopted animals wherever they roamed and infrequently stayed in a single place.” Might this be a Paleo Indian artifact?

The image above exhibits 5 totally different views of this identical rock, together with one image subsequent to a lighter in order that one can get a way of the scale and scale of this moveable rock artwork. Any ideas on what now we have right here?