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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: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO139 A very nice hardstone Mortar & Pestle Set in very good condition. The mortar Recovered from the foothills in SOLD
measures 6" x 5-1/4" with the small Pestle measuring 4-1/4" long. One edge of Merced, California on a private ranch 5/9
the mortar has slight chipping from ancient usage and the pestle shows pitting to
one edge which appears to be more recent damage, possibly from farming
machinery. Mortar & Pestle sets are becoming more difficult to obtain.
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
GBTO9 A nice, small sandstone Mortar & Pestle set which was attributed to the Recovered from SOLD
Chumash Tribe. The mortar has 2 incised shallow grooves on opposing Buellton, California 5/9
edges (photos 1 & 2) and the pestle shows ancient damage to the working
end. Quite a rare and desirable set in better than average condition.
  Era: Early Horizon - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Flat Bottom Stone Mortar Provenance: Price
GBTO10 A very rare flat-rimmed, flat-bottomed sandstone Mortar which was attributed Recovered from 750.00
to the Chumash Tribe. This one is "all there" as it was anciently made and used, Buellton, California
but it has a couple of crack marks on one side of the bowl. (red arrows) The
cracks never separated but I'm sure that these made the usage of this ancient
artifact quite "iffy". Still, Chumash Mortars are quite rare and highly collectible.
  Era: Early Horizon - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Bell Pestle Provenance: Price
DFTO8 A very nice granite Bell Pestle measuring 7-1/2" tall, in excellent Recovered from the upper Columbia River 275.00
condition and perfectly made. These are quite rare on the west coast in Washington during the 1950's (NFI) 3/12 ON-HOLD dl
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1200 years old
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Item: Type: Ulu-style Slate Knife Provenance: Price
RCTO2 A fairly large ground slate Ulu-style side Knife blade. It's a little bit banged up, but the cutting Found on the Arnold Smith Farm in 1830, 95.00
edge is well defined and well formed. Normally blades of this type and material originate only Smithfield, Rhode Island
from Alaska, so what the heck was it doing in Rhode Island?... I haven't a clue Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details
I stand corrected, after further research, I located a reference to the Neville site in New Hampshire  
which had this style of ground slate knife referenced in Stuart J. Fiedel's book "Prehistory of the  
Americas", second edition page 94, par. 1  
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 6,500 to 8,000 years old  
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Item: Type: Ulu-style Slate Knife Provenance: Price
RCTO3 A medium-sized ground slate Ulu-style side Knife blade which is really chopped up, probably Found on the Arnold Smith Farm in 1845, 45.00
from a chance encounter with farming machinery. Normally blades of this type and material Smithfield, Rhode Island
originate only from Alaska, so what the heck was it doing in Rhode Island?... I haven't a clue Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details
I stand corrected, after further research, I located a reference to the Neville site in New Hampshire  
which had this style of ground slate knife referenced in Stuart J. Fiedel's book "Prehistory of the  
Americas", second edition page 94, par. 1  
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 6,500 to 8,000 years old  
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Item: Type: Small Hardstone Celt Provenance: Price
RPTO14 A very nice and most interesting small hardstone Celt which was recovered from Found by Greg Perino at the Jaketown Site 85.00
a well known and well documented ancient site by "The Master", Greg Perino (22HU505) in Humphreys County, Mississippi
  Era: Mississippian Period - 1,100 to 1,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Hammerstone Provenance: Price
RPTO15 An interesting white chert Hammerstone, recovered at a Found by Greg Perino 35.00
well known site by "The Master" himself, Greg Perino at the Merigan site in
Calhoun County, Illinois
  Era: Woodland Period - 1,500 to 2,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Hammer / Sharpening Stone Tool Provenance: Price
RPTO16 A round gray sandstone hammerstone, abrading stone found by "The Master" himself, Found by Greg Perino at the Jaketown site 40.00
Greg Perino, at a well known and documented ancient site. Abrading stones such as (22HU505) in Humphreys County, Mississippi 3/11 ON-HOLD ja
this one were often used to sharpen and polish bone tools, such as awls as well as
bone needles. I must say it had to have taken a very sharp and experienced eye to
notice this one out in the field, as tools of this type are often overlooked by artifact hunters
  Era: Mississippian Period - 1,100 to 1,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: White Chert Hammerstone Provenance: Price
RPTO17 A white chert Hammerstone recovered from a well known Found by Greg Perino at the Plum Creek site 30.00
and documented ancient site by "The Master", Greg Perino in Greene County, Illinois
    Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Bell Pestle Provenance: Price
TO137 A nice, HEAVY medium-sized speckled green and tan porphyry granite Bell Pestle Only documented as being found in the Midwest, but 150.00
which shows good ancient usage wear marks to the surfaces on each end. I haven't from my experience this one is most likely from Ohio
seen very many of these offered throughout the many years I've been selling ancient
artifacts, so I have to say that this one is at least a scarce item.
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Item: Type: Pick Preform Provenance: Price
JCTO14 A light gray hardstone grooved Pick Preform which appears to have completed the Recovered from 120.00
"pecking-shaping" phase, and was almost ready for the polishing phase, although its Pershing Co., NV 90.00
center groove is still quite shallow, and might have needed more work in the
pecking phase to deepen this groove. Granted, this one is crude, but it's a great
study of the manufacturing stages necessary to create this type of ancient artifact
  Era: Developmental Phase - 700 to 1,600 years old
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Item: Type: Atlatl Weight Pre-form Provenance: Price
JCTO15 A somewhat interesting, very early stage Atlatl Weight Pre-form which had a Recovered from 120.00
long way to go towards its functional completion, which would have included a Pershing Co., NV 90.00
hafting channel, hafting grooves to each end, and a lot of surface polishing work
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old
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Item: Type: Drill Fly-wheel Provenance: Price
JCTO16 A somewhat crude drilled creek pebble Drill Fly-wheel. Recovered from 65.00
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old Churchill Co., NV 50.00
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Item: Type: Atlatl Weight Partial Provenance: Price
JCTO17 One half of a broken Atlatl Weight made from a highly unusual horizontally banded host Recovered from 80.00
material. It has the typical concave underside for hafting to an atlatl shaft, as well as the incised Pershing Co., NV
groove for binding it to the atlatl shaft. In it's intact stage it must have been a real beauty
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old
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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 750.00
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 SOLD 5/3
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: 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 75.00
  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 125.00
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 40.00
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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 125.00
which have been "smoothed over" by creek polish. Just a great piece! 5/3 ON-HOLD mb
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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 95.00
  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 125.00
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: 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
1,250.00
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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 750.00
material is believed to have come down during the great Missoula floods. Columbia River in Washington  
    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 165.00 3/16 ON-HOLD dl
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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  
    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, 1,600.00
having a knobbed end, 12 3/4" long 7 miles west of Alderdale, Washington  
  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  
    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  
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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 60.00
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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 500.00
usage polish to its working end and measuring 6" Long Ex-Kenyon  
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Item: Type: Wood Splitter (Wedge) Provenance: Price
DATO31 A very hefty stone Wood Splitter Recovered on the Santiam River, Oregon 550.00
(Wedge) measuring 9-1/2" long Ex-Kenyon  
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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 1,800.00
Salmon Packer measuring a whopping 21" long consists of three neighboring cities, Kennewick, Pasco and Richland.  
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  
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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 550.00
    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  
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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  
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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  
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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.  
  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  
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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 2/18 ON-HOLD dl

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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 125.00
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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