Ice Age Native American: Giant Beaver

Published on November 17, 2012 by Amy

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Ice Age Giant Beaver
Ice Age Giant Beaver

Giant Beaver

This beaver is made of caramel jasper with highly polished head (probably because it was heavily handled by its original owner and may have been a good-luck hunting charm for catching the animal). To the ancient Native American Indian, animals that could travel between the basic elements i.e. earth to water (such as frogs, turtles and beaver) were special creatures and considered sacred. Knowing that, it is little wonder this figurine was collected from the river by Ice Age Indian. 3 parts. 4.5″h; 495 gm Not for sale.

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Big Beaver

This Ice Age animal figure is made of cinnamon jasper. To the ancient Native American Indian, animals that could travel between the basic elements i.e. earth to water (such as frogs, turtles and beaver) were special creatures and considered sacred. Knowing that, it is little wonder this figurine was collected from the river by Ice Age Indian. 3 parts. 3.4″h; 397 gm Not for sale.

Black Beaver

This Giant Beaver is an unusual Ice Age animal figurine in that it is composed of hematite-rich hornblende with long black crystals of prismatic diamond-shaped cross section called spectacular hematite. They sparkle brilliantly in the sun (Note the happenstance sparkle from the camera flash where an eye would be). Shiny objects were rare in the Pleistocene and it is certain that this figure was a keepsake. There probably was black beaver back then as there are today. Even though this figure is pretty in sunlight, it was probably a seldom-used tool kit: The head would have been a good pecking tool for chipping flint; the body could be a bone or general purpose hammer; the tail a very functional knife with high-iron content. Hornblende, 3 parts. 5.1″h; 639 gm Not for sale.

Source: iceageartifacts

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