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I found a bone carving on an excavation that I am doing in Sacramento. I do know that the Chinese were working on the railroad. This bone carving is about 2". It's a lady with a bonnet has no arms has legs feet face hair. Anybody know what it is?
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Check with the archeology department at a university or the state.

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Not woodworking but an interesting question at least.

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It is carving done without a CNC. Yes, interesting. Let us know what you find.

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Maybe a MOD can flip it right side up, would be easier to see. Looks a little like an infant's face, maybe a toy, or a reminder of an infant at home in China. An interesting find.

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Okay. Rotated it.
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Here it is rotated, cropped and enhanced a little. Interesting.
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Excuse my ignorance.
What the chinese people has to do with that carving?

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I read the book" https://www.amazon.com/1421-Year-Chi.../dp/0061564893

The Chinese had trading settlements Along the Sacremento River mouth before Columbus Discovered America and were trading with the Indians.
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Face looks caucasian to me. I would take it to a college archeology professor.

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