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George Creed - Mi'kmaq Petroglyphs

Tracing of a petroglyph of a human head in profile


Date: 1888

Petroglyph tracings K: Parts of human figure #11. 5 negatives. Marion Robertson's Rock Drawings of the Micmac Indians interpret this petroglyph as "heads in profile... With the care given to facial details there are evidently not early Micmac petroglyphs. The Indian, Lonecloud, who made a special copy of K11 was interested in the hair since it was cut as the old Micmacs wore theirs--somewhat long and covering the ears."

Reference: George Creed - Petroglyphs Nova Scotia Archives MG 15 Vol. 14 K11