My first post, and my first effigy

Aug 19, 2013
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I found this effigy in a load of gravel that had just been dumped, the only thing I can tell about it is that it is a very well carved human. Was found in Spartanburg, South Carolina, but the rock could have came from many places in the south east.
 

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He is the original poster of this thread so nothing wrong with him reviving the thread. I have found 3 inch needle-sharp arrowheads in gravel rock dumps
Amazing something like that would end up in processed gravel. It’s a very controlled process making crushed rock to spec. Concrete aggregate and landscape rock on the other hand, could easily have artifacts in it since the material typically comes from stream beds. Just my observations.
 
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I certainly didn't take it as negative! Ballast rock is fascinating, I heard that a crew in Georgia recently received a load of ballast that was comprised almost completely of seafloor fossils!

Some better photos of the original artifact that didn't require color correction to get clear images:
 

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Amazing something like that would end up in processed gravel. It’s a very controlled process making crushed rock to spec. Concrete aggregate and landscape rock on the other hand, could easily have artifacts in it since the material typically comes from stream beds. Just my observations.

Mod3 like we use is about the size of this little guy!
 

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I certainly didn't take it as negative! Ballast rock is fascinating, I heard that a crew in Georgia recently received a load of ballast that was comprised almost completely of seafloor fossils!

Some better photos of the original artifact that didn't require color correction to get clear images:
Thank you!
So you have come to the conclusion that this is an artifact?
 
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Thank you!
So you have come to the conclusion that this is an artifact?
Whether recent or not, it is something. All of my professors who I have showed this to(by sending pictures because I go to a state university as a 100% online student) have told me that they can't give it an accurate age by images. One professor has nudged me towards an appraiser who specializes in pre-Columbian works in a city nearby me, but I have to wait until January to meet with them.
 

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I’d at least have someone knowledgeable on artifacts take a look in person. They should be able to spot the tell tale signs of how it was made. Revive the thread again once you have an opportunity to have it looked at will you?
 

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