Statues from Arizona

Andrew Callahan (callahan@SUNBURN.ENG.USF.EDU)
Thu, 8 Sep 1994 14:48:13 -0600

My wife has recently inherited three grotesque looking statues that,
according to a 1960 Tampa Tribune newspaper article and other information,
came from a cave about 50 miles from Tuscon, Arizona (found by a gold
prospector in about 1960). There are also some black and white photographs
of the statues, some of which have writing on the back. On the back of
one, it indicates that the components of the statues are: Asbestos fiber,
Charcoal, Silver flakes, Rock Granules, Turquoise chips.

My purpose for writing is to see if there is an anthropologist/archeologist
specializing in Southwest U.S. who would be willing to take a look at the
photographs and give me an opinion as to whether these might be genuine or
a hoax of some sort.

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Thank you.

Andrew Callahan

Bay Area Technical Education Consortium
Office of the Assistant Dean
College of Engineering
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33620-5350

ph. (813) 974-1502