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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.)

Click on the Photo set above for an enlarged photo
 
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!    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHTO897 A very nice and LARGE Recovered by   1,500.00
  pecked and polished Dr. H.H.Stuart 950.00
  knobbed pestle on Gunther Island  
  14-3/8" long by 2-1/16" in diameter in Humboldt Bay, CA  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DATO761 An extremely rare dark brown highly polished "reversible" Recovered near 2,750.00 
  hourglass shaped stone Paint Mortar. It has a concave Portland, OR 2,200.00 
  bowl section on each end for use in grinding/processing 2    
  different paint colors by grinding up ores and plant matter     
  which was then mixed with animal fat to create the desired    
  paint for a number of applications, such as when creating    
  pictographs. It has a few ancient usage nicks to the rims,    
  but is otherwise in the same condition as it was used    
  hundreds of years ago. A rare, museum quality piece.   dldacr761

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCTO6 A very scarce full-grooved, bi-pointed quartz War Club  Churchill Co., NV 350.00
  Head in excellent condition for the age. Quite an outstanding    
  piece which is seldom seen offered for sale anywhere!    

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
TO93 A very hefty full grooved  Recovered in 250.00
  reddish volcanic stone Anasazi Delores Co., CO 125.00
  Maul in great condition (full detailed history to buyer)  
    Ex: Jason Beasley  
    Stermer 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
RNTO1 A fairly large brown stone Metate measuring Found in Pima Co., AZ 400.00
  16" long x 10" wide x 4-1/2" high near Tucson  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCTO8 A very rare Marble Bluff Marble Atlatl weight having Pershing Co., NV 850.00
  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
JCTO9 An attractive reddish pocked scoriaceous lava rock Churchill Co., NV 850.00
  Metate and Mano set in very good condition. The     
  Metate has some chipping from the pointed end, but is    
  otherwise intact, as it was used many moons ago.    

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
DATO7 A very hefty full-grooved hammerstone in Recovered on the SOLD
  excellent condition. These are quite scarce. Columbia River in Oregon 10/28

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 55.00
  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 175.00
  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 450.00
    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  

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

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  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHTO1593 A well formed greenish-gray/brown hardstone Net Sinker Undocumented, Far 35.00
  having a nice groove running all around it's center. This one Western states/region. 25.00
  is better defined than most net sinkers. Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHTO1594 A fairly small, interesting quartz Pestle which was probably used for Undocumented, Far SOLD
  grinding up medicines. It shows internal fractures (photo 3) and Western states/region.  
  roughness and chipping to the top end, but is still quite a unique piece. Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO353 A very symmetrical circular Archaic Mano-style  Lake Co., OR 275.00
  grinding stone which was "spent" or worn down to the (Full history to buyer)  
  point of no longer being usable. (This style of grinding    
  stone typically began it's useful life at around 3" thick)    
  A neat coffee-cup holder/conversation piece!    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO355 A very unusual dark gray porous volcanic pumice stone Lake Co., OR 250.00
  Archaic Abrader meticulously shaped by it's creator. This (Full history to buyer)  
  one has groove etched onto both faces and was used to    
  sharpen and smooth bone Awls. Quite a scarce item!    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO357 A slightly under-sized gray porous volcanic Lake Co., OR 175.00
  rock Archaic "Potato Masher" Pestle. It has (Full history to buyer)  
  ancient chipping from one section of it's side    
  (photo 4) where it doubled as a mallet.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO358 A nice Early Archaic Full-grooved Axe Head Planform Lake Co., OR 275.00
  which was never completed. An interesting study in (Full history to buyer)  
  Axe head technology, it has a shallow pecked band all    
  the way around it's periphery.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO359 A darling little Paint Palette and oval grinding Lake Co., OR 250.00
  stone, found together on an Archaic site. The (Full history to buyer)  
  Palette is concave on either side, presumably    
  for grinding different types of material to    
  make paint for a number of uses, pictographs    
  being one of them. Quite a rare specimen.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCTO2 A reddish volcanic pumice circular dome-shaped Recovered from Carson Sink, 275.00
  Mano stone which appears to have been well Churchill Co., NV  
  worked down through use    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VMTO15 A "flat bread" food processing stone showing From an older collection 200.00
  slight grinding marks in the center and having a gathered near Susanville in  
  convex bottom. Quite a scarce "camp rock" item. Lassen Co., CA  

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