Excerpted from this link here which purports to be the partial text of Picture Rocks: American Indian Rock Art in the Northeast Woodlands, written by Lenik, E.J. and the curious absence of Cavallo in that matter most intriguing as we thought that we might find him again at the Turkey Swamp Site, we do suspect the so named Charles Bello is a colleague of the esteemed and absent archaeological endeavour at that location which of all things failed to impress the dot dot dash dot effigy face that is called a biface for reason of the piece itself having two fashioned faces, or sides better yet, whereby the arrow tip as presumed was made to bear utterly crude replica of the human visage that would more better than we thought if it were like the piece below that came from the Township of Holmdel purportedly, as below and excerpted from the same text,
What exactly is this, first above, and then below, the below seen visage the first hit we posted long ago and more recently and of course only an illustration on the latter, not quite certain where the original went or if it is real at all, but in light of the above photograph we are more intrigued with New Jersey yet again, yet again, one more time yet again,
This classic BAETYL favorite excerpted from the online full or partial text entitled Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms: Native American Artifacts and Spirit Stones from the Northeast, written by the same author from above in Picture Rocks, see REFERENCES below, not too many to keep track of but curious dearth of material on what should be burgeoning wealth of knowledge and material on topic when the opposite is in fact the case and we know why not at all in full just yet, that may be life’s work, life’s work, life’s work in progress to understand just the Lenape or whomever inhabited these lands are hard to study in an official capacity as we have been tipped off, tipped off two ways from Sunday that this course of inquiry will abruptly cease all at once once the gates of ONOKO are near and why are we here, thank you much indeed, its the original sculpture that we still need and its dimensions will you please remark how small the first biface is to the eye of all the sand and clay the only stone that would come by is every stone at the Turkey Swamp site would be an artifact of human creation, or if you want to be pedantic, yes indeed, some other species or sub species or whatever you believe came before or contemporary to Homo Sapiens Sapiens our informal designation of modern man precisely inexactly related to Neanderthal, Denisovan and whatever else how exactly not to be the subject of study but going back as far in time as the on the books looks like before the dawn of man if at all can we say rote memory chain of custody twenty-five thousand years of modern man being around and that number pushed back, pushed back in controversial modern brouhaha of the science establishment vexed at plausible and very likely remains to the hundred fifty thousand year mark, how is that possible, we said rote memory, bear with us will you please, strata geology, no, how far back does carbon dating go in modern most up to date and reasonably flawed but still scientific at all times replicable between labs, we find 55,000 years the reported upper bound so where we did we get that number, geology we believe, strata not necessarily, more complex than that, and pretty good here too get too who came before Lenape repeatably only on site one hundred years or more before Columbus got to Cuba or wherever and that there Turkey Swamp going into the sixth millennium BC in the literature, see Cavallo again, repeatably why we read the presumption of Woodland period activity for the first piece that there argillite biface and the overall curiosity of the faces, faces and the Lenape, the faces of rock made to bear visage on the Land reported to be home to the Delaware Indians, not quite the exact same as the Algonquian or Iroquoian but genetically and geographically related, as we read in reference three, from reference four below, what the hell is this, is it even real, follow along please,
Again, what the hell is this, is it real, is it the most comprehensible lithic legacy that was left closest to the surface by a or the so named entity called Lenape. We are concerned for the amount of faces that appear in casual survey of the internet, more specifically google books registry, specifically in searches for “Lenape petroglyphs” or “Lenape mythology”, indeed, we read in reference five that the Lenni Lenape possessed an history passed down from their ancestors most likely in oral tradition, whereby the migration story of that tribe records eastward movement of the ancestors of the Lenape into the regions of the Alligewi Sipu, or the Allegheny People, many tall tales, many reports of giants, never the hard evidence, so we report giants to ancient man, to ancient man, may be Aryan. That is all we might say, for the lands of what are continuously and most vexingly called Delaware, Algonquian, Algonquin, Iroquois, Lenape, Lenni Lenape, Mahican, Mohican, Mohegan, or other somewhat related peoples, Shawnee, Seneca, any others come to mind report them right here, but none quite the Allegheny, none quite that most curious etymology that would have been the stuff of Colonial Folklore or more like who and what the ancient Hebrews in the New World were supposed to have been as per the European Civilization then in proximity and daily contact with the Native American tribes as they might have been found as undisturbed as possibly imaginable, possibly imaginable, the text of a book written long ago that was referenced in Megalithomania regarding the oft maligned capacity of the Red Man to work stone as the Appalachian theory of Stonehenge might be thought of as one of the many possibilities or furthermore the origin the Megalithic stone builder in the vicinity of Britain and Brittany, Breton, Persian, the links are strong, Antique Greeks, Allegheny peoples speak, the ancient oil wells and The Children of the Sun, how at last the point of what we believe would be the link to the last remnant of that kind of man, taken like a tribe on American sand, dirt, deer, bear, and the wolf, all forms approach each other in a convergent evolution of the form taken on the land made forth by the land as what is it here about the headdress that is not at all Mesoamerican but is in full North American, at some time in the past the men of letters thought more rather differently than we do today, or at least the knowledge of the hinterlands was far better and more appreciated than today, nature overcome by industry and society far more than it needs to be, more importantly, the Appalachian theory and its origin as below,
What are we on about here, the origin of the Near East and Middle East in the Native American tribal religious and symbolic and characteristic of a certain strain that a haplogroup might remain the only link to the Ancient European or better stated Aria, Aryan, Caucasian, indeed Persia and Greece in the times before time and language as written far more differently than it would become when written by the very same ancestors indeed the best link that we need to the FACES OF ONOKO and the FACES that we find in the local vicinity of a record curiously absent the Lenape except for all that we see the stonework the missing link and the strangeness too much to bear to not say there was a culture of sculpture that was good and then better and the then THE BEST, and then just as well to intaglio from bas relief the methods that we seek to document what we found in the record underground not at all indeed still standing tall the work of a lifetime to make it all comprehensible and defensible still ongoes the point here the word flows to publication as truly official record in text dwindle down style A, B, C and then most DIRECTLY, in language on course the end to the start as before AUSPICIOUS COORDINATES, HIGH EFFIGY REMARKS,
ONE, Lenik, E.J. Picture Rocks: American Indian Rock Art in the Northeast Woodlands. 2002. University Press of New England, Hanover and London. Google books link.
TWO, Lenik, E.J. Amulets, Effigies, Fetishes, and Charms: Native American Artifacts and Spirit Stones from the Northeast. 2016. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa. Google books link.
THREE, Bierhorst, J. Mythology of the Lenape: Guide and Texts. 1995. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. Google books link.
FOUR, Skinner, Alanson. Indian Notes and Monographs, A Series of Publications Relating to the American Aborigines, Two Lenape Stone Masks From Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 1920. New York, Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. Google books link.
FIVE, That book, google link.
SIX, Blackett, W.S. Lost Histories of America. 1883. Hathi trust full text link.