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This grooved awl 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 and has a polish on it from use.
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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.
All 3 are of high quality material and workmanship.They range in size from 1-1/2″ to 1-3/8″. They vary in styles from side notched, corner notched to stemmed. One is nicely beveled with a ground base. Counties recovered in will be supplied to the buyer.
Here is one beautiful Early Archaic point. It was purchased at a museum auction in Xenia, Ohio in the 1960’s. At first I thought it had a tip nick. But viewing it with a loop you can see several tiny chips taken off to repair a small impact fracture during the time of it’s use. There is an ear nick that is also as old as the point itself and possibly done during it’s making or resharpening. It has a ground base and is highly beveled on one side of each face.