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Axes & Hard Stone Tools Page 1   Page 2   Page 3

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: Net Weight Provenance: Price
RPTO13 A "plain jane" creek pebble Net Weight which has the typical opposing notches on each edge. Found by Greg Perino 20.00
I have to admire the finder of this piece, because to recognize it as an anciently man-made in McCurtain County, OK
artifact requires a very sharp eye and knowledge of the less obvious families of artifacts. Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO122 A very old and obviously well used slightly undersized, somewhat rectangular Archaic Recovered from a private SOLD
sandstone Mortar having a dar gray hardstone cylindrical Pestle. This nice pair is in very ranch near Shasta, California 12/12
good condition considering the age, and these are getting more scarce on the market during the 1920's
Era: Archaic Period - 3,500 years old (details to buyer)

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Item: Type: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO123 A very old and obviously well used slightly undersized, oval shaped Archaic sandstone Recovered from SOLD
Mortar having a dark gray porous volcanic rock Pestle. This nice pair is in very good ranch near Shasta, California 12/12
condition considering the age, and these are getting more scarce on the market during the 1920's
Era: Archaic Period - 3,500 years old (details to buyer)

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Item: Type: Archaic Full-Groove Axe Head Provenance: Price
TO121 A very old and obviously well used Archaic Full-Grooved Axe Head. The bit Recovered from 130.00
end is quite narrowed down from use and ancient re-shaping and it has ancient Solano Co., CA (NFI)
nicks along the bottom edge which are pretty much weathered smooth. (Photo
4) The poll end has a single nick from ancient usage (photo 6), but other than
those points, this one is intact as it was anciently made, used and worked-down
Era: Archaic Period - 4,000 to 6,000 years old

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Item: Type: Trowel Metate with Mano Provenance: Price
TSCTO6 A very large volcanic rock Trowel Metate with it's original Mano stone. Recovered from a private ranch 1,540.00
This one is HUGE and quite heavy and in very good condition. southwest of Tucson in Pima
Co., AZ in 1979
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Item: Type: Trowel Metate with Mano Provenance: Price
TSCTO7 A very large volcanic rock open-ended Trowel Metate with it's original Mano Recovered from a private ranch 1,540.00
stone. This one is HUGE and quite heavy and in very good condition. southwest of Tucson in Pima
Co., AZ in 1979
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Item: Type: Mortar and Ball Pestle Provenance: Price
TSCTO8 A most interesting volcanic rock bowl Mortar and the original Ball pestle which Recovered from a private ranch 1,500.00
was found with it. It's in excellent condition and has quite a rare form. southwest of Tucson in Pima
Co., AZ in 1979
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Item: Type: Trowel Metate with Mano Provenance: Price
TSCTO9 A very large volcanic rock Trowel Metate with it's original Mano stone. Recovered from a private ranch   SOLD
This one is HUGE and quite heavy and in excellent condition. southwest of Tucson in Pima 9/26
Co., AZ in 1979
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Item: Type: Mortar and Ball Pestle Provenance: Price
TSCTO11 A very large brown stone Bed Rock Mortar with an oval shaped Ball Pestle Recovered from a private ranch 1,600.00
  southwest of Tucson in Pima
Co., AZ in 1979
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Item: Type: Cradle Rocker Mortar and Ball Pestle Provenance: Price
TSCTO12 A most unusual and unique Cradle Rocker Metate with a Ball Pestle Recovered from a private ranch   SOLD
  southwest of Tucson in Pima 9/26
Co., AZ in 1979
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Item: Type: Unfinished Hematite Plummet Provenance: Price
RPTO3 A hematite Plummet planform which appears to have been worked Undocumented, most 45.00
  about 1/2 way before a section fell out from one face due to the likely from the  
  pecking process, causing the maker to give up on this one. An Ohio/Indiana areas  
  interesting study piece showing the earlier stages necessary to create    
  what is normally an exceptionally beautiful artifact in it's finished stages Ex: Greg Perino  
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Item: Type: Hardstone Celt Provenance: Price
RPTO5 A most interesting gray hardstone Celt which retains the initial Found by G.P.Roland   SOLD
  stage pecked surface with a finished, polished bit end. It has a at the Clark site in Red 7/10
  few slight scratches from close calls with farming machinery. River Co., TX (1978)  
  An exceptional piece! Ex: Greg Perino  
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Item: Type: Bone Tool/Ornament polishing stone Provenance: Price
RPTO6 Now I have to confess that this one had me totally stumped; definitely a "what is it" Recovered in 300.00
  piece, since I'd never handled this type of artifact in the past, and I could find NO  NE Arkansas 4/16 ON-HOLD jp
  reference to such an article in my vast library! This one's a very rare Polishing stone used    
  to complete the process of creating highly polished bone awls, hair pins and bone    
  needles. Found by "the Master" himself, Greg Perino. Definitely a one-of-a-kind artifact! Ex: Greg Perino  
  Admitting my own ignorance of this sort of artifact, I've been informed by an experienced    
  collector that this one is a "Sinew" stone, used to split the fibrous structure found in animal    
  sinew and tendons, as well as fibrous plants, such as the Yucca. Being such rare artifacts,    
  information about them is very limited... Thanks for the info, Matt!     
  Link for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rR3pISayvo    

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Item: Type: Pink Speckled Granite Discoidal Provenance: Price
RPTO7 An absolutely perfect pink speckled granite Discoidal having Recovered from SOLD
  an interesting quartz band running through and through Saint Clair Co., IL 9/13
  Era: Woodland, 1,300 - 3,000 B.P. Ex: Greg Perino  
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Item: Type: Bone Tool/Ornament polishing stone Provenance: Price
RPTO8 Now I have to confess that this one had me totally stumped; definitely a "what is it" Recovered in 285.00
  piece, since I'd never handled this type of artifact in the past, and I could find NO  Noel, MO  
  reference to such an article in my vast library! This one's a very rare Polishing stone used    
  to complete the process of creating highly polished bone awls, hair pins and bone    
  needles. Found by "the Master" himself, Greg Perino. Definitely a one-of-a-kind artifact! Ex: Greg Perino  
  Admitting my own ignorance of this sort of artifact, I've been informed by an experienced    
  collector that this one is a "Sinew" stone, used to split the fibrous structure found in animal    
  sinew and tendons, as well as fibrous plants, such as the Yucca. Being such rare artifacts,    
  information about them is very limited... Thanks for the info, Matt!     
  Link for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rR3pISayvo    
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Item: Type: Bone Tool/Ornament polishing stone Provenance: Price
RPTO9 Now I have to confess that this one had me totally stumped; definitely a "what is it" Recovered from 325.00
  piece, since I'd never handled this type of artifact in the past, and I could find NO  Noel, MO  
  reference to such an article in my vast library! This one's a very rare Polishing stone used    
  to complete the process of creating highly polished bone awls, hair pins and bone    
  needles. Found by "the Master" himself, Greg Perino. Definitely a one-of-a-kind artifact! Ex: Greg Perino  
  Admitting my own ignorance of this sort of artifact, I've been informed by an experienced    
  collector that this one is a "Sinew" stone, used to split the fibrous structure found in animal    
  sinew and tendons, as well as fibrous plants, such as the Yucca. Being such rare artifacts,    
  information about them is very limited... Thanks for the info, Matt!     
  Link for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rR3pISayvo    
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Item: Type: Knapping discoidal Tool Provenance: Price
RPTO10 A disc shaped knapping/finishing tool, Found by Greg Perino 125.00
  found by the master himself. near the Port of Catoosa  
    in Rogers Co., OK  
    Ex: Greg Perino  
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Item: Type: Fist Axe/Celt Provenance: Price
RPTO11 A most interesting, nicely polished Fist Axe/Celt in very Recovered from 350.00
  good condition, showing ancient usage wear marks Rio De Jesus, Panama,  
    Central America  
    Ex: Greg Perino  
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Item: Type: Bone Tool/Ornament polishing stone Provenance: Price
RPTO12 Now I have to confess that this one had me totally stumped; definitely a Found by Greg Perino 400.00
  "what is it" piece, since I'd never handled this type of artifact in the past, at the Montezuma site  
  and I could find NO reference to such an article in my vast library! This in Pike Co., IL  
  one's a very rare Polishing stone used to complete the process of    
  creating highly polished bone awls, hair pins and bone needles. Found     
  by "the Master" himself, Greg Perino. Definitely a one-of-a-kind artifact!    
  Published in "Illinois Hopewell and Late Woodland Mounds, the    
  Excavations of Gregory Perino 1950-1975" pg. 535 Figure C. Ex: Greg Perino  
  Admitting my own ignorance of this sort of artifact, I've been informed by an experienced    
  collector that this one is a "Sinew" stone, used to split the fibrous structure found in animal    
  sinew and tendons, as well as fibrous plants, such as the Yucca. Being such rare artifacts,    
  information about them is very limited... Thanks for the info, Matt!     
  Link for more information: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rR3pISayvo    
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Item: Type: A Very RARE schist Mini Paint Palette Provenance: Price
DFTO5 Well formed and "all there" as it was anciently made and Recovered from the 275.00
  used, a very rare "mini" Paint Palette made from schist. Columbia River areas  
    during the 1940's, exact  
    provenance unrecorded  
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Item: Type: Shaft Straightener Provenance: Price
DFTO6 A well polished, dual grooved Arrow shaft straightener made from a blue, Recovered from the SOLD
  brown and off-white quartz-flint nodule. The bottom, longer groove in  Columbia River areas  
  photos 1 & 2 was used to temper arrow shafts, while the more narrow top during the 1940's, exact 3/30
  groove in these photos was actually an Arrowhead abrader, used to dull provenance unrecorded  
  the edges of arrowheads at the base so they wouldn't cut through their    
  binding, making this a most interesting, pocket-sized dual tool.    
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Item: Type: RARE Incised Shaft Straightener Provenance: Price
DFTO7 An ultra-rare, small, pocket-sized Arrow shaft straightener, Recovered from the  350.00
  Arrowhead abrader dual purpose tool having very unusual "tally  Columbia River areas 225.00
  hashmarks" in the ridge between the two working grooves. Made during the 1940's, exact 4/14 ON-HOLD mb4wk
  on a polished creek pebble, a most interesting, unique artifact. provenance unrecorded  
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Item: Type: Celt - est. 3000-4000 years old Provenance: Price
CHTO1 A fairly large (for type) speckled green and black granite Celt Offered by the original 450.00
  which shows some ancient damage to the poll end from ancient finder(s) who recovered  
  usage. Most likely from the Later Archaic to Woodland periods. this one from their own  
    property in Polk Co., TX  

Item: Type: Pestle Provenance: Price
TGRTO8 A well used, very long and quite large (for type) stone Pestle. It Offered by the original 225.00
  has some surface cracking and flaking from it's great age and finder who recovered this  
  weathering, but is in excellent condition for this type of artifact. one from an ancient site in  
  Attributed to the Chumash tribe. San Luis Obispo Co., CA  
    (more information to buyer)  

Item: Type: Double-sided Mortar Provenance: Price
TGRTO10 A very nice, interesting and quite unique double-sided grinding Offered by the original 375.00
  Mortar having shallow dips on both faces for food processing.  finder who recovered this  
  This one dates back to at least 3,500 years old and is attributed one from an ancient site in  
  to the Chumash tribe. San Luis Obispo Co., CA  
    (more information to buyer)  

Item: Type: Boat Anchor Provenance: Price
TGRTO17 A highly unusual and quite rare, river polished Boat Anchor Offered by the original 450.00
  having a quite weathered vertical cordage groove and dating finder who recovered this  
  back more than 3,500 years. This one is attributed to the one from an ancient site in  
  Chumash tribe, and is quite a rare item in very good condition San Luis Obispo Co., CA  
    (more information to buyer)  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHTO1597 A tan-brown and gray metamorphosed sandstone Discoidal Undocumented 140.00
  in very good condition, but totally lacking in provenance. It    
  has 2 lines of sparse writing in black ink on one side, but I    
  couldn't make it out even with the aid of a good blacklight. Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JFTO4 A VERY long (for type) and very rare greenish-brown polished diorite Recovered from SOLD 12/29
  double-grooved Atlatl weight in excellent condition. It has a single binding Tuolumne Co., CA  
  groove channel on either end, although the channel is quite encrusted with     
  caliche-like deposits on one end. The bottom is slightly concave to facilitate    
  close contact with the atlatl shaft. This is one superior example of a truly    
  rare artifact which pre-dated the bow & arrow. Jackson COA  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JFTO5 A somewhat rustic light gray gneiss Phallic Pestle which has a Recovered from 750.00
  surface which was sufficiently pecked into shape, but which lacks Merced Co., CA 4/14 ON-HOLD mb
  any sign of polishing, which was normally done to enhance pestles    
  of this type, leaving me to believe that this one wasn't totally    
  finished with the manufacturing stage. Quite a scarce item. Jackson COA  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VATO4 A highly unusual, quite unique dark green granite-like polished and drilled Offered by original finder, 650.00
  hardstone pump drill fly-weight which was found on an ancient Archaic site. found in Crook Co., OR  
  The edges are just a little bit rough around the top of the hole, although these    
  have been smoothed out with aging, and the base has a couple of minor    
  weathered ancient nicks around the outer edge, but this one is essentially    
  intact as it was made and used hundreds of years ago. Definitely a most    
  rare item.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VATO5 A highly polished green-brown hardstone medium sized Pestle which  Found in 350.00
  shows a couple of ancient usage nicks to the working end. This one is quite Harney Co., OR  
  refined as Pestles go; normally they don't have the highly polished surfaces    
  this one displays. A very superior example of this ancient tool type.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VATO1 A highly attractive and hefty, good sized, pitch  From and older collection 850.00
  black hardstone pestle which is nicely polished recovered from Harney Co., OR  
  and very uniform/symmetrical. A VERY (More information to buyer)  
  superior example of this nice ancient tool.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VATO2 A fairly long and large brownish-gray granite Phallic Pestle having a From and older collection 1200.00
  somewhat dull rustic finish and excellent symmetry. It's quite smooth recovered from Harney Co., OR  
  from many years of use in ancient times and retains pecking marks (More information to buyer)  
  around the grinding end on the sides. It has slight surface scratches    
  and a small (1/16" deep) nick caused by farming machinery, which is    
  typical for artifacts recovered from agricultural areas... at least for the    
  ones which survived their encounter with farming machinery. Phallic     
  Pestles are quite rare, and this one is more so because it has additional    
  diamond-shaped incised patterns under the double-ring, incised    
  groove on the Phallic end. Quite an exceptional and rare artifact.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VATO3 A fairly long, highly polished blackish-brown From and older collection 1100.00
  hardstone Phallic grinding Pestle with it's own recovered from Harney Co., OR  
  unique wavy "style". It has 2 incised grooves on (More information to buyer)  
  the Phallic poll end and is missing a section from    
  the grinding end from overly aggressive ancient    
  usage or pounding. (The missing section didn't    
  interfere with it's continued use, as this area is    
  heavily polished from continued use.) Quite a    
  choice piece, and Phallic Pestles are RARE!    

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