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Found this effigy rock I believe to be a duck in the Conasauga river . I have found several effigy rocks in the same area . Would like to know time period . This find was on the Tennessee Georgia line on private property . I have taken several pictures showing both sides of the stone, close up frontal view of face and body .
 

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And we all come hardwired to make visual sense out of random shapes. That's how we survived - recognizing the tiger behind the ground-cover or anger in the face of the alpha ape.

Its called Pareidolia. We all tend to do it.
 
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And we all come hardwired to make visual sense out of random shapes. That's how we survived - recognizing the tiger behind the ground-cover or anger in the face of the alpha ape.

Its called Pareidolia. We all tend to do it.

I always weigh Pareidolia into My Thoughts.

true Pareidolia to me means if you flip it over it looks like something else or completely nothing.
though the first one changes slightly, like a arrow head, you still see the same general shape. only the markings inside are different
which is good enough for my belief system
 
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I've been here long enough to Know if these were posted Here in What is it,
The Comments would be "nice Rocks" & Insults to anyone who insists they are not Natural

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You can find them all by Searching Dinosaur Bones & Looking at images

So Forgive me when I give members a little more of an open Mind :coffee2:
 

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Fossils, yes. Those are "natural" as well. We were talking about artifacts - implying, and defined by, the hand of man having worked them.

Unless. the original poster thinks he has a petrified duckling(?). ;-)
 
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again age can cause worked areas to be warn off , just like regular rocks can have things worn off by water, scraping and wind
 
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I can see a winged shoe better than a duck.

Natives observed subjects.
Unless a species of fowl existed with an upward tilting bill in the area that time has erased, it's too far off scale.


Keep looking. There are more relics there. Somewhere.
 
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Stone duck

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Can’t wait to hear some of u guys when I post pictures of my rock with a bird of prey painted on it. Probably will say someone painted on a rock and thru it in the river lol . But that’s okay to I have learned just to ignore some of these rude comments and one comment could be interpreted as racist so the guy u made the comment about the Jewish duck that was not funny or nice and I think grounds to be kicked off here . I think most of u non believers hunt points and don’t have an eye for much more . That’s my opinion so let’s all be nice and quit with the mean comments and be civil . Happy Hunting
 
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And we all come hardwired to make visual sense out of random shapes. That's how we survived - recognizing the tiger behind the ground-cover or anger in the face of the alpha ape.

Its called Pareidolia. We all tend to do it.

Yes, and some have the ability to see things better than others.
I found this one along Suicide Creek in 1979 while camping and mushroom picking.
Sits in front of me on the desk, keeping me safe.
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Not everyone is an artist I am going to upload a few more picks maybe u can see more clearly but for some of u have your mind made up wouldn?t matter if I did get this verified and that?s okay
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yea the sad part some would question the experts credibility or simply risk being banned by suggesting you didn't really
get an experts opinion :(

allot of minds are made up within seconds.
I say label it as you see it. add it to your Collection.
If you ever Sell, Sell it as you Labeled it.
those who don't believe Don't have to Purchase, Right ? 8-)

as for Period "Stone Age" :dontknow:
 
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Yes, and some have the ability to see things better than others.
I found this one along Suicide Creek in 1979 while camping and mushroom picking.
Sits in front of me on the desk, keeping me safe.
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That's a Typical tree Knot shape. If not wood, I'd say Petrified Tree Knot. pretty cool :thumbsup:
 
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Can?t wait to hear some of u guys when I post pictures of my rock with a bird of prey painted on it. Probably will say someone painted on a rock and thru it in the river lol . But that?s okay to I have learned just to ignore some of these rude comments and one comment could be interpreted as racist so the guy u made the comment about the Jewish duck that was not funny or nice and I think grounds to be kicked off here . I think most of u non believers hunt points and don?t have an eye for much more . That?s my opinion so let?s all be nice and quit with the mean comments and be civil . Happy Hunting

What you call non-believers are people who don't agree with your assessment. In the one pic I posted above, I really do see a frog. His/it's face is in 3/4 profile and looking in the general direction of the viewer/camera. This is kind of my point. You can see a LOT of things in nature that our minds will form into familiar objects or creatures. That doesn't make them artifacts.

And you are off base on the whole racism thing. It's an argument people turn to when they want to shut someone up. It was a harmless joke. You didn't like it. Ok. I don't think you have an artifact. I thought you posted it here for feedback. I guess you only want adulation. So, here's some from me.

Your duck rocks!
 
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So you are offended over the joke????? Wow.

Do what you want and think what you want with your rock. It's yours so call it whatever. The truth is that it's a cool natural shape . You posted it for opinions. You got them. Now you are butt hurt and calling folks racist and advising members should be banned? Why dont you just talked your duck and go home.
 
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I've been here long enough to Know if these were posted Here in What is it,
The Comments would be "nice Rocks" & Insults to anyone who insists they are not Natural

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You can find them all by Searching Dinosaur Bones & Looking at images

So Forgive me when I give members a little more of an open Mind :coffee2:

Ok....tell us what kind if artifacts you have there.
 
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As I already said I don't care if u believe I don't particularly like how some of you leave insulting messages especially to the folks who do see something. Like several of u guys team up and bully these folks. It's fine to leave your opinion but just be nice please.
 
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