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This is a very rare artifact. It as worn on the earlobe that was pierced to allow this to slide into place and held in place by the small grove. It is fashioned from a speckeled hardstone and is highly polished. The front side is rounded and very symmetrical. The back side has been flattened and is more oblong. Between the front and the back is a small grove on its entire circumference. This is a great example of Native American artwork and fashion.
This hook was purchased at a relic show in the early 70’s. It was part of a group of artifacts from an abandon fishing village recovered in the 1940’s. The village was near Hooper Bay Alaska Latitude 61:30 Longitude 166. It appears to be old and authentic with nice patina.
I don’t care what you say, this is cool. It was apparently in two pieces originally and has been reinforced with epoxy. It must be from an adult because there is a lot of wear and smoothing. Mastodon teeth more resemble carnivore teeth than those of mammoths which are more like a cows. I posted this in the ‘Misc. Artifacts ‘ section because it probably died at the hands of a group of Paleo Man. Be the only person on your block th own one. Free shipping.
This European Fighting Axe was found in a field along the Wabash River between a French trading post and the Tippecanoe battlefield. That doesn’t mean that it had anything to do with either. I’m just sayin’. Anyway this is a very cool artifact. It is definitely very old. I now have new information from an expert. Apparently it is a battle-axe of a type originally from Eastern Europe (Hungarian or Polish) ca 1600.
Here is a colorful group of thin flake knives or bladelets. The ancient Native Americans made them to be used for cutting. They are as sharp as a scalpel when they are made. This technology was used beginning in Paleo times. The longest is 2-1/4″ in length.
Here is a very nice and well used small mortar and pestle. It is hard to see the indentations on both sides of the mortar in the photos. The centers are about 1/4″ lower on the working areas. There is a nice polish from use in the middle of both sides and the outer edges still show the pecking from being shaped. This is a great and unusually small example. It was possibly made to be portable. The pestle was found a couple years later in the same field. That doesn’t necessarily mean they were ever a pair but they do seem to fit each others contour. The pestle has a nutting divot on it’s working side and has pecking from rough shaping still present. It also has a nice smoothing on the bottom from use. They display very well together.
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