"Wolf Seeker" by Dean Quigley

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"Wolf Seeker" by Dean Quigley

"Wolf Seeker" depicts a Pre-Colombian Florida Indian, based on archaeological finds from the Tick Island site, on the St. Johns River in Volusia County, Florida. Among the 175 burials recovered there, a few showed graphic evidence of violence. Newnan and Hillsborough projectile points were found imbedded in the vertebrae of one particular individual. In addition, other artifacts found in association were drilled and polished manatee rib bones (presumably atlatl weights), incised deer bone points and awls, drilled alligator teeth, ornaments of shell and stone, and an intricately incised and drilled set of wolf jaws. With radiocarbon dating of approximately 3,500 BC, many organic materials such as hides, weavings, and wood have long since disintegrated. The course of events that occurred in this ancient hunters life before death are forever lost as well. However, as in many past and present primitive cultures, high occasions demand high regalia. The drilled wolf jaws, probably worn as a status symbol, suggest that this Indian hunter of 5000 years ago was perhaps wearing the jaw pendant and hide of such a powerful animal to heighten the sense of authority he held amongst the people of his time, as well as to invoke the sympathetic spirit of the wolf's surge and power.

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