Dating an american indian man

Medicine Stones Clan of the River Owl: Because two small owl figurines the first, Winking Owl, below were recovered shortly after finding In early Indian folklore, owls represent wisdom and helpfulness, and have powers of prophecy. Owls were especially helpful in that they killed mice and other rodents that invaded food stores at night.

Owls are also fearless - even around humans, possible making them the most bold of the raptors. Some figurines suggest the River Owl buried their dead and had domesticated dogs. Winking Owl Noctua nivere This was the second figurine found, and though not as distinctive or impressive as some of our other finds, we recognized it as an artifact none-the-less. This figure is made of two different grades of Carnelian - a rare orange-to-red chalcedony with translucent qualities, the head obviously of the higher quality.

The head, when held up to sunlight is beautiful and was also chipped by the ancient artisan so as to stack onto the body stone. Carnelian chalcedony, 2 parts. Younger hunters brought in rabbit, beaver, turkey and the now endangered prairie chicken. Eventually they became increasingly dependent on fish, frogs, mussels, clams, crawfish, turtles and their eggs.

They foraged for plants, roots, berries, nuts, mushrooms and herbs both edible and medicinal. They may have had organized medicine, probably based on symbolic association such as homeopathy which has been proven quite effective in past and present cultures and practiced by the local shaman: Stones representing the brain usually white, oblong geodes with nicks exposing sparkling crystals , heart, lung, liver, kidney, bladder, and even a milky quartz tooth-shaped stone were recovered.

Star Eyes Owl Noctua oculatus sidereus The medicine man was often represented or depicted with the nocturnal owl. The color is washed out a bit by the flash in the larger photo, but the "eyes" view depict the actual color of this Native American Indian medicine man figurine.

Organ stones of the nose, tongue and finger touch were also found. The eye and ear have yet to be recovered. Such stones may have been steeped with an herbal tea then drank, or worn with aromatic herbs and flowers in a talisman bag around the neck by the afflicted. We found mushroom-shaped jasper stones, some are collapsed geodes, but one was worked. Most rare, a red flint surgical-like blade was also found in the immediate vicinity of these ancient Pre-Columbian Native American Indian art antiquities.

Liver "accidentally" polished by author ; Small Intestines; 2 kidneys Forth Row: Liver; Large Intestines; 2 Kidneys Medicine stones also hint at the behavior of these people: Some of these ancient Pre-Columbian Native American Indian art antiquities suggests thunderbird worship or appeasement.

In summer months though, life was good for these people - working only 8 hours a week - as fish, game and edible plants were bountiful.

The Sense of Taste tells us if food is good or bad and other details about the world. And, of course, the tongue is instrumental in speech. This eerie life-sized red jasper tongue is smooth and unbroken on all sides.

The Sense of Smell must have been important to the Stone Age hunter. Some of these figurines present profound philosophical concepts. Others reflect deep spiritual meaning.

Still other pieces are comic or just plain cute. Some are morbid, stoic or imposing. Red Flint Surgical Blade? The long shank suggests it was mounted into a narrow stick for delicate manipulation. It is still sharp enough to cut skin. Color not true in this photograph. This is for sale. I was excited when I did pick it up because it appeared to be a meteorite.

It is heavy and very hard: It turned out to be iron hematite. I had trouble classifying this item, and finally settled placing it under "Medicine Man" - as laughter is the best medicine - and may very well been used as such. Some of the stones contain clear quartz crystals and the artist would oftentimes chip a corner or even cleave off a sizable chunk just to reveal them. Single quartz crystals were also collected and prized by the clan for jewelry or trade. Did the River Owl prematurely start the Iron Age by use of this "virgin iron"?

Even though the material is not refined like raw pig iron, this high-grade ore is made mostly of iron. Smaller ornate fossil-rich hand axes were used to break open bone for the fat-rich marrow. They used a variety of hand- and finger-held personal steak knives of beautifully colored flint, including a smoky quartz crystal knife. Blue Tomahawk This hard, naturally sharp slate ax head contains large amounts of hematite and olivine, which makes it hard enough to chop bone and gives it the remarkable iridescent blue coloration.

Note areas of weathered-out iron. The concept may not be so preposterous considering that in nearby Ohio, iron furnaces[ 7 ] dating back 2, years have recently been found. Red Wing Battle Axe This hard, red ochre-covered, airfoil-shaped stone is heavy iron hematite. Used to chop down willow yurt poles, make flint tools, and as a weapon it needed no working to be used as an axe. The naturally sharp edge runs lengthwise along the bottom of the photograph. Red ochre was also used as paint and dye by Paleolithic man.

Other canoe building tools such as awls, chisels, wedges, drills, planers and sanding stones were picked up. As far we know this is the first documented case of canoe building tools found with early Early Archaic points, quite possibly because no one has previously looked for such stone tools.

Most collectors just go for the projectile points and step over hand tools because they look like ordinary stones, until you pick one up and feel its utility. Indian War Club This hard hornblende hammer head color not true, see "For Sale" link below from site A was painstakingly ground around its girth by the ancient artisan to be mounted into a split willow handle.

The backside reveals impact chips around its circumference indicating that this indeed was a throwing hammer. Being round, it would also have been stable in flight when thrown at an assailant or prey such as rabbit.

My father could disable a rabbit by throwing a modern hammer from the tractor seat while working the fields we would eat good that night. The nomadic River Owl would summer camp just above floodplain at site B, possibly weaving baskets and fish traps from river bottom reeds.

Animal-hide wigwams built with strong, flexible willow poles made temporary but sturdy dwellings: Each season, the hides were canoed up and down rivers and re-used. Then one spring a very long time ago the clan failed to return. B possibly weaving baskets and fish traps from river bottom reeds. Animal hide wigwams built with strong yet flexible willow sapling poles made temporary but sturdy dwellings: The hides were canoed up and down rivers and re-used. Then one spring about 10, years ago, the clan failed to return.

Graphic courtesy of Cabrillo College. Medicine manikins to inspire lucid dreaming


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