A Late Prehistoric Analog for "Cuspidiform" Petroglyphs
Creators:Murphy, James L., 1941-
Philo II Site (Muskingum Co., Ohio)
Canters Caves Petroglyphs (Jackson Co., Ohio)
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Publisher:Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
Citation:James L. Murphy and Jeff Carskadden,"A Late Prehistoric Analog for 'Cuspidiform' Petroglyphs," Pennsylvania Archaeologist 55, no. 4 (1985): 1-3.
An unusual incised, shell-tempered ceramic sherd form the Late Woodland Philo II Site, Muskingum County, Ohio, bears designs remarkably similar to numerous aboriginal rock-carvings in the Ohio Valley. The occurrence of this sherd in an unquestionable Fort Ancient context suggests that at leat some of this form of petroglyph are Late Woodland/Late Prehistoric in age. The designs on the sherd also support the contention that at least some of the petroglyphs represent arrows rather than bird tracks.
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