As part of our series of rock art finds shared with us by readers of the Artsology Blog, we have this collection of rock art (or tools?) found by Carey in Cochise County, Arizona. You can see both the penny and the cell phone on the table in the picture below left to help give a sense of scale for these stones.
Carey writes: “Each of these were found in the southeastern part of Arizona, in Cochise County, washed up in the arroyos from storm water run-off … we get the snake image/effigy type a lot here … in this area, one finds quite a few animal “puppets” to be held in the hands, I think.”
It’s interesting to me how these all have the same shape, seems quite amazing to find so many that share the same form. I’m not a rock art expert, so I wish I could speak more on the idea of these being snake charms or might they also possible be some sort of hand-held tool? I don’t know … if anyone out there has more information on objects like this, please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Here’s a few more pictures:
They clearly seem to be altered by man, in the sense of what looks like a cut or carved edge, especially the third one at right here below: