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This page contains Axes, celts and other hard stone ancient native American
Indian relics. (See the flint tools page for "flaked" tools, such as drills, scrapers,
knife blades, etc.)
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Item: Type: Monolithic Adze Provenance: Price
JFTO11 A very exceptional and quite rare polished black hardstone 4-sided Monolithic Recovered from the upper 1,500.00
Adze in extraordinary condition. It measures 9" long x just under 2" wide. This Columbia River in Washington
is the first one we've ever handled and it's really an outstanding artifact
  Era: Late Prehistoric Period - 900 years old Ex: Lloyd & Harry McLeob
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Item: Type: Californian Ringed Pestle Provenance: Price
JFTO12 An outstanding and quite rare Californian Diorite Ringed Pestle Found near the San Luis Reservoir 2,500.00
which measures 14" long x 3-3/4" thick in Merced County, California
Ex: Bud Walther
  Era: Late Prehistoric Period - 500 years old Jackson COA
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Item: Type: Arrow Shaft Straightener Provenance: Price
JFTO13 A fairly scarce grooved steatite Arrow Shaft Straightener which appears to Recovered from Northern California 450.00
have been partially drilled on side B for suspension. It measures 4-1/4" in the Sacramento Valley Area
long by 2-1/2" wide by about 1" thick. Quite a nice artifact
  Era: Late Prehistoric Period - 500 years old Ex: McAlexander
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Item: Type: Knobbed Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO763 An interesting pecked and slightly polished Knobbed Pestle whose working end was Recovered from the lower 225.00
broken in ancient times, and which didn't prevent its continued use as a working tool Columbia River in Oregon 180.00
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Item: Type: Fossil Bone Triangular Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO765 A highly interesting, somewhat "flat" triangular blue-black Pestle which was manufactured Recovered from the Upper 175.00
from a fossilized animal bone and which has slight ancient usage chipping to either end. Willamette Valley in Oregon 140.00
  Era: Archaic period - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Fluted Hardstone Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO766 A highly unusual medium-sized hardstone Pestle which has 5 "flutes" (grooves) Recovered from the lower 185.00
on the non-working end, for what purpose?... I haven't a clue. This one is in Columbia River in Oregon 150.00
pristine condition and displays good ancient usage wear to both ends.
  Era: Archaic period - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Adze Bit Provenance: Price
DATO767 A very fascinating hardstone Adze Bit which has a very un-refined surface, a trait unusual Recovered from Cave Junction, Oregon 75.00
for Adzes from ancient times. This one is "all there" as it was anciently made and used and attributed to the Takilma Tribe 60.00
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Item: Type: Arrow Shaft Abrader Provenance: Price
DATO768 A very plain "creek rock" Arrow Shaft Abrader which has a single, well used Recovered from the upper SOLD
groove. This was used as ancient "sandpaper" in order to smooth out Columbia River in Washington 4/25
Arrowshafts for use. An interesting artifact
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Item: Type: Large Drilled Net Weight Provenance: Price
DATO769 A very large (for type) drilled Net Weight created from a fossiliferous creek Recovered from the lower 200.00
cobble. It has a couple of slight ancient dings to each face near the bottom edge Columbia River in Oregon 160.00
which have been "smoothed over" by creek polish. Just a great piece!
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Item: Type: Full Grooved Hammer Stone Provenance: Price
DATO770 A Full grooved Hammer Stone / War Club pecked from volcanic rock and in Recovered from the lower 185.00
excellent condition. Hardstone artifacts from the Columbia River are quite rare! Columbia River in Oregon 150.00
  Era: Archaic period - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Small Mortar Provenance: Price
DATO771 Now this one's just darn cute! A very small, definitely under-sized (for type) Recovered from the upper 250.00
nicely polished creek cobble Mortar. For its size (or lack thereof) it must have Columbia River in Washington 200.00
served some "specialized" purpose, such as grinding plant pigments for paint or
small seeds for seasonings. Quite a collector's item

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Item: Type: Hematite Plummet Provenance: Price
RCTO1 An interesting, highly polished grooved Hematite Plummet which has a very Provenance undocumented but most likely from Illinois 85.00
pitted surface. It appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made and used.   4/25 ON-HOLD gr
Bargain priced to sell!   
  Era: Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old  
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Item: Type: Turtle Effigy Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO42 A very long Turtle Effigy Pestle which measures Recovered from The Dalles, Oregon 1,550.00
a whopping 14-1/4" long  Ex-Ray Fraser
1,240.00
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Item: Type: Columbia River Adze Handle Provenance: Price
DATO18 A large Stone Columbia River Adze Handle. Measuring 13" x 2-1/2" this Recovered from the Upper 650.00
material is believed to have come down during the great Missoula floods. Columbia River in Washington 520.00
    Ex: Richard Hanning
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Item: Type: Quinault Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO19 A nice, heavy duty hardstone Quinault Pestle, 8" long Recovered from the 225.00
  Olympic Peninsula, Washington 180.00
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Item: Type: Ringed Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO20 A very long, somewhat polished Ringed pestle measuring 11-3/4" long Recovered from the 650.00
  Upper Rouge River in Oregon 520.00
    Ex- Richard Hanning
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Item: Type: Rotary Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO21 A very long porphyry Rotary Pestle Found by Ernie Cowles on the Hyal ranch, 1,550.00
having a knobbed end, 12 3/4" long 7 miles west of Alderdale, Washington 1,240.00
  Ex-Ernie Cowles
    SOP by Randy McNeice McNiece SOP
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Item: Type: Stylized Mat Creaser Provenance: Price
DATO23 A most interesting and scarce stylized Mat Creaser Recovered from Catlow Valley, Oregon 750.00
measuring 8-1/4" x 4-1/2" om excellent condition Ex-Heater 600.00
    Ex-Dave Imler Michel SOP
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Item: Type: Columbia River Mortar Provenance: Price
DATO25 Columbia River Mortar in excellent condition Found on the lower Columbia River in Oregon 225.00
and measuring 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" Ex- Milton Tuck 180.00
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Item: Type: One Horned Mano Provenance: Price
DATO26 A nice volcanic rock One Horned Mano Recovered from Klamath Lake, Oregon SOLD
measuring 4 3/4" in excellent condition Ex-Wolf 4/25
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Item: Type: Columbia River One Horned Mano Provenance: Price
DATO28 A somewhat rustic volcanic rock Recovered on the 100.00
One Horned Mano, measuring 4-3/4" Columbia River Oregon 80.00
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Item: Type: Wood Splitter (Wedge) Provenance: Price
DATO30 A very hefty hardstone Wood Splitter showing good Recovered on the Tom River, Oregon 550.00
usage polish to its working end and measuring 6" Long Ex-Kenyon 440.00
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Item: Type: Wood Splitter (Wedge) Provenance: Price
DATO31 A very hefty stone Wood Splitter Recovered on the Santiam River, Oregon 600.00
(Wedge) measuring 9-1/2" long Ex-Kenyon 480.00
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Item: Type: Salmon Packer Provenance: Price
DATO32 A very impressive and quite long polished stone Recovered From Tri-Cities area in Washington. (The Tri-Cities area 2,000.00
Salmon Packer measuring a whopping 21" long consists of three neighboring cities, Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. 1,600.00
The cities are located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and
Columbia Rivers. (Better hunting ground you couldn't ask for!)
    Ex-Snyder
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Item: Type: Columbia River Maul Provenance: Price
DATO34 A very hefty Columbia River Maul Recovered from the Columbia River, Washington. 650.00
measuring 8" long, in excellent condition Ex-Laufer 520.00
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Item: Type: Columbia River Maul Provenance: Price
DATO35 A very nice Columbia River Maul measuring 8" long Recovered on the Columbia River, Oregon 475.00
    Ex-Milton Tuck
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Item: Type: Columbia River Mortar Provenance: Price
DATO36 A very nice Columbia River Mortar Recovered from the Columbia River, Oregon 275.00
measuring  2-3/4" x 3-3/4" Ex-Mitchell Collection 220.00
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Item: Type: Columbia River Adze Provenance: Price
DATO37 A very handsome polished Columbia River Adze measuring 4" long Recovered on the Columbia River, Oregon. 300.00
    Ex-Milton Tuck 240.00
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Item: Type: Polished Adze Provenance: Price
DATO38 A very superior, highly polished stone Adze Recovered on the Row River, Oregon 300.00
measuring 4-1/4" long, in excellent condition Ex-Walton 240.00
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Item: Type: Lipped Mortar Provenance: Price
DATO39 An interesting volcanic rock small Lipped Mortar measuring 4" x 2-1/2" Found on the Columbia River in the Long Narrows area on the 200.00
    Washington side of the river between 1930 and the early 1950's. 160.00
  Ex- Dunlop
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Item: Type: Ringed Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO40 A very long Pestle which is "Ringed" at   Recovered on the Sandy River, Oregon 650.00
the working end measuring 10-3/4" long Ex-Keil 520.00
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Item: Type: Columbia River Salmon Packer Provenance: Price
DATO41 A HUGE and scarce basalt Salmon Packer, Recovered on the Columbia River, Washington 150.00
measuring 21" long Ex-Milton Tuck 120.00

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Item: Type: Celt Provenance: Price
TO135 Now this one has to be one of the smallest stone celts ever created. A most Recovered from North central Illinois 150.00
attractive green hematite ground and polished Celt which is in excellent condition. near the city of Dekalb
  Era: Archaic Period - Approx. 3,500 years old Ex: John Montavan
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Item: Type: Mortar / Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO136 An outstanding, nicely matched Mortar and Pestle set which has a somewhat flat Recovered from 350.00
bottom, normally indicative of the Chumash tribe in southern California. It has Santa Rosa, California
ancient usage chipping around one edge, but is otherwise in excellent condition.
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO124 A nice medium-sized volcanic rock Mortar and it's accompanying Recovered from the foothills on a 375.00
hardstone Pestle. Quite an attractive set in good condition and private ranch in Merced, California
showing green moss staining which it must have picked up in a
remote forested area after being abandoned by it's ancient owner
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Log3-197
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Item: Type: Chumash Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO128 A deep RARE Chumash Mortar & Pestle set which is in very good condition Recovered from 600.00
but which displays ancient usage chipping around the mortar's rim. Notice the Santa Barbara, CA (NFI)
"flat bottom" which is diagnostic for Chumash mortars. (photo 4)
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 2,500 years old
 
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Item: Type: Miniature "Spice grinding" Mortar & Pestle set Provenance: Price
TO130 A very small (baseball-sized) miniature volcanic rock Spice grinding Mortar and Recovered from 275.00
Pestle set in excellent condition, although the pestle has a few ancient usage ding Merced County, California
marks. Miniature mortar & pestle sets are EXTREMELY rare... don't ask me
why, perhaps these are just too often over-looked by the field hunters
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Log3-26b
 
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Item: Type: Miniature "Spice grinding" Mortar & Pestle set Provenance: Price
TO131 A very small (baseball-sized) miniature, "squat" Spice grinding Mortar and Pestle Found by Dr. H.H. Stuart at the Big Lagoon 350.00
set in excellent condition. Miniature mortar & pestle sets are EXTREMELY site in Humboldt County, California
rare... don't ask me why, perhaps these are just too often over-looked by the
field hunters?, I don't honestly know, at any rate, this one comes from a famous
site, recovered by a famous old time artifact hunter
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Log3-23mh

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Item: Type: Waco Sinker Provenance: Price
DITO1 A highly unusual and very scarce polished tan softstone Waco Sinker which measures 2-5/16" Recovered from 300.00
x 1 1/8". It has a nice vertical groove which runs all the way around this striking piece. Williamson County, Texas
It appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made and used. A most interesting artifact.
  Era: Mississippian Period - 600 to 800 years old Rogers COA
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Item: Type: Single Grooved Shaft Straightener Provenance: Price
WVTO2 A somewhat of a "Plain Jane" Single Grooved Shaft Straightening Stone Found by Mr. Doughtery on his homestead land in Vincon, 150.00
Measurements: 3-1/2" x 2" x 1-1/2" Oregon (which is now a Ghost Town) during the 1930's
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Item: Type: Shaft Straightener Preform Provenance: Price
WVTO3 A quite colorful Shaft Straightener Preform which Found by Mr. Doughtery on his homestead land in Vincon, 150.00
shows the beginning stages of a pecked groove Oregon (which is now a Ghost Town) during the 1930's
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Item: Type: Slate Knife Provenance: Price
WVTO4 An "Ulu-Style ground slate side-hafted Knife Blade, Recovered from the "High Plateau" region in Oregon 50.00
made in a style similar to the Eskimo's Ulu Knife Ex: Tusk Collection
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Item: Type: 3/4-Grooved Axe Head Provenance: Price
WVTO5 A very nice 3/4-Grooved Axe Head in superior condition, Found in the roots of an exposed old 250.00
and having quite an interesting "found location" growth Fir tree in Pleasant Hill, Oregon
  Measurements: 5-1/2" x 2-3/4" x 2-1/2" Ex: Hawk Collection
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Item: Type: Large Pumice Stone Mano Provenance: Price
WVTO7 A very large volcanic pumice Stone Mano having a groove all around it's edges Recovered from Fort Rock, Oregon 300.00
Measurements: 6-1/2" x 4" x 1-1/4" Ex: Cole Collection
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Item: Type: Circular Mano Stone Provenance: Price
WVTO8 A Very large circular volcanic pumice stone Mano which Recovered from Fort Rock, Oregon 300.00
has a groove running all the way around it's circumference Ex: Cole Collection
  Measurements: 5-3/8" x 5-3/8" x 1-1/4"

 

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