Dr. David Black, who just recently retired from the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Brunswick, gave the talk to a room full of guests and answered questions later.
The figurine was found in 1998 on public land, on the cliff face of Cape Enrage, overlooking Waterside Beach by Daniel Kane who was looking for fossils. It was found on a rocky ledge, just above the water line and it is a small figurine. It is only 4.75 cm tall (just under 2 inches) and when Daniel found it, he thought at first it was a chess piece. It looked polished and was off-white in colour. From the back, what you see is just a column that doesn’t have much carved on it although you can see that there are points on the top, resembling a crown. However, when you look at the front of the figurine, there is much more carving. You can see the crown, but also two eyes, a nose and a mouth that looks partially open. Definitely not a chess piece.