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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: Intricately Incised Shaft Smoother Provenance: Price
DATO17 A highly unusual and very rare sandstone Arrow Shaft Smoothing tool which has Recovered from the 300.00
the most intricate geometric patterns incised into it's reverse side. It has slight Columbia River in Oregon
ancient chipping to opposing corners, but is still quite a unique artifact.
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Ex: Tuck Collection
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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 Paint Mortar w/ Phallic Pestle Provenance: Price
TO129 A very small lavender volcanic rock paint grinding mortar & Phallic pestle set in Recovered from 350.00
excellent condition. Under-sized and miniature mortar/pestle sets are very rare. Merced County, California
This nice set was attributed to the Yokut Tribe
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Log3-24
 
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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: Miniature "Spice grinding" Mortar & Pestle set Provenance: Price
TO132 Here is the rarest among the rare in the millingstone family of mortar and pestle sets, an Ultra- Recovered from 350.00
Small Spice grinding Mortar and Pestle pair which is quite humorous because of their miniature Merced County, California
size. Miniature mortar and pestle sets are very rare, I don't know why, but I do know that we
handle at least 100 "normal sized" mortars and pestles for every single miniature set we are
fortunate to obtain. This is one of the very best "miniature" sets we have ever handled, and it's
main purpose served to grind spices for the Native American's consumption.
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Miniature Nutting Anvil & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO134 A miniature small square volcanic rock Nutting Anvil which has 2 rough unworked edges Recovered from a private ranch 200.00
and a nice volcanic rock barrel-shaped Nutting Pestle. Quite an interesting and scarce set. near the town of Needles in
Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old San Bernadino, California Log3-28

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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: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO96 A HUGE and heavy (35 pounds!) somewhat rustic and quite Recovered in Merced Co., CA 850.00
scarce sandstone bowl mortar with a hardstone pestle. An near the town of Los Banos
ideal conversation piece for setting in front of a fireplace!
  Era: Archaic Period - 3,500 years old (Millingstone Era) Log 3-107
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Item: Type: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO126 A HUGE and most attractive MUSEUM GRADE volcanic rock bowl mortar Recovered in Merced Co., CA 1,200.00
and it's accompanying hardstone pestle. This set in in superior condition and is near the town of Los Banos
seldom seen offered for sale in this large size.
  Era: Archaic Period - 3,500 years old (Millingstone Era) Log 3-139

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Item: Type: Full Grooved War Club Head Provenance: Price
RFTO2 A most unusual and highly rare Full-grooved medium-sized pink granite War Found by Jack Cooper 275.00
Club Head. I can't say much more than that this one is perfect, and quite a in Chase County, Nebraska
desirable ancient stone tool.
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Item: Type: Paint Bowl w/ Ochre paint host stone Provenance: Price
RFTO3 An EXTREMELY RARE cobble stone Paint Bowl mortar accompanied with a Recovered from 800.00
matching "chunk" of red ochre. This is quite a unique and rare offering of what is Delores, Colorado
essentially an Ancient Native American Indian "paint bowl". We've never been
privileged in the past to offer such a unique item.
Era: Most likely proto-historic period - approximately 600-800 years old
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Item: Type: Fire Starting Stone Anvil Provenance: Price
WVTO1 A very interesting Fire Starting Stone Anvil, in good, Found in Umatilla, Oregon during the 1960's 85.00
but somewhat crude condition Ex: Stark Collection
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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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Item: Type: Shaft Straightening Stone Provenance: Price
WVTO9 A most unusual creek rock Shaft Straightener / Abrader having 4 Found by L. Mathers along a 500.00
working "slots" for arrow and atlatl shaft smoothing and straightening creek west of Salem, Oregon
  Measurements: 8" x 6" x 3-1/2"
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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: Archaic Full-Groove Axe Head Provenance: Price
TO121 A very old and obviously well used Archaic Full-Grooved Axe Head. The bit Recovered from 120.00
end is quite narrowed down from use and ancient re-shaping and it has ancient Solano Co., CA (NFI) 85.00
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: 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: 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: 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  
  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
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 225.00
  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: 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  
  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 130.00
  in very good condition, but totally lacking in provenance. It   85.00
  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
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  
  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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