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Axes & Hard Stone Tools Page 2   Page 3   Page 1

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: 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: 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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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: Trough Metate with Mano Provenance: Price
TSCTO6 A very large volcanic rock Trough 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: Trough Metate with Mano Provenance: Price
TSCTO7 A very large volcanic rock open-ended Trough 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
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 Jim Spears. 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 SOLD 1/1
  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 SOLD 1/1
  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 SOLD 1/1
  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   75.00
  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 650.00
  surface which was sufficiently pecked into shape, but which lacks Merced Co., CA 450.00
  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
GBTO7 A very rare black volcanic rock cap- Recovered in 800.00
  topped Maul. With the exception of a  Humboldt Co., CA  
  couple of ancient nicks to the cap top's by Dr. H.H. Stuart  
  edges, this one's in perfect condition.    
  Attributed to the Yurok tribe    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TMCTO2 A very nice and VERY LONG 21-7/8" x 2-5/8" Recovered in  6,500.00
  gray granite knobbed Chumash "Ceremonial" San Luis Obispo Co., CA REDUCED!
  Pestle in excellent condition, described by the (details to buyer) 5,000.00
  owner as having a surface smooth as silk with    
  perfect symmetry. This one dates to the Historic     
  Era, circa 1800 A.D. and is  quite a rare offering!    
  See "Indian & Eskimo Artifacts of North America"    
  by Charles Miles, page 47 Jackson COA  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBTO8 A very rare greenish-gray granite cap- Recovered in 775.00
  topped Maul. With the exception of a Humboldt Co., CA  
  couple of ancient usage nicks to the by Dr. H.H. Stuart  
  bottom's edges, this one's in perfect     
  condition. Attributed to the Yurok tribe    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCTO8 A very rare Marble Bluff Marble Atlatl weight having Pershing Co., NV 500.00
  notches at either end for binding the weight to the Atlatl    
  and a concave base to facilitate tight binding to the Atlatl      
  handle. This piece appears to have not been completed, as    
  it was pecked into shape, but lacks many finishing touches,    
  such as polishing. An interesting study in the stages of    
  creating Atlatl weights during the most ancient times.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TMFTO1 A nice "hopper" Metate and Mano set. The Metate Offered by the finder who 450.00
  measures 13-1/2" x 9-3/4" x 3" and the Mano stone recovered these on private  
  measures 5-1/4" x 3-3/4" x 2-1/2".  farmland in San Joaquin Co., CA  
  A pretty scarce offering.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DATO8 A biscuit mortar stone having a primary shallow Recovered from 70.00
  grinding area on side A (photo 1) and the start The Dalles, OR 45.00
  of a secondary grinding area on the flip side,    
  shown in photo 3. Because of the size, this one    
  was most likely used as a Paint Grinding Stone.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DATO9 A very hefty and well-used "Potato Masher Style" Recovered from 250.00
  Hand Maul. It shows good ancient usage polish Klamath Co., OR 140.00
  areas on all faces and is in excellent condition.    
  Definitely one of those "stones with a story to tell"    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DATO11 A very unusual and quite scarce mid-back ringed Recovered from an ancient 550.00
  double-ended Pestle in excellent condition site on the Chetco River in 425.00
    Brookings, Oregon  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DATO12 A well-used (smooth on both faces) brown oval Recovered from 40.00
  shaped lava Mano stone in excellent condition Klamath Co., OR 32.00

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DATO13 A very light weight porous scoriaceous lava Recovered from 40.00
  Mano stone in excellent condition Klamath Co., OR 32.00

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DATO14 A very light weight porous scoriaceous lava Recovered from 45.00
  rectangular Mano stone in excellent condition Klamath Co., OR 36.00

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