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Beautiful Thin Celt
This is a beautiful celt. It is very well made from a highly polished hardstone with a lot of Ironstone or hematite in it. It is very heavy and appears almost rusty with patina. It has been ground to only 1/2″ thick. Extremely thin for its length. You can still see the pecking marks and the scraping marks left by the maker. This fine piece was purchased at a southern Indiana museum auction in the late 1960’s.
This is a great example of a nutting stone that also shows signs of use as a hammerstone. Both sides are deeply indented. The tips of the triangles shape are heavily nicked and chipped showing signs of use as a hammerstone. These pitted rocks were used for various jobs. The indentations made a great spot to grip the stone to use as a hammer stone to possibly chip flint for making tools. It was probably also used to hold the spindle of a fire starter. The indentations were also used to grind and crack nuts. (thus the name) These were used by the First Peoples throughout ancient American history so it could be 300 to 11,000 years old.
Native American Ear Spool – Reserved
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.
Banded Slate Bannerstone Study Piece
This is a great example showing the detail of a reed drilled hole. Use it to study the markings and patina of an authentic piece so you know when you see one drilled with a modern drill. This beautifully banded piece was surface found in Pickaway County Ohio.
Game Ball From Ohio-Reserved
This is a great example of Native American leasure activity. This hardstone sphere rolls surprisingly straight for being hand made probably more than a thousand years ago. It was never polished and shows the pecking marks and ground surfaces with a considerable amount of patina. You can definately tell it was man made.
Small Double Sided Mortar and Pestle
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.
Long Flat Banded Slate Pestle
It is amazing that this one survived considering all of the brushes with farm equipment that it has had waiting to be recovered. It appears to have been used both on the flat side and on the end. The pecking from it’s making process is still very visable.