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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: Turtle Effigy Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO42 A very long Turtle Effigy Pestle which measures Recovered from The Dalles, Oregon 1,600.00
a whopping 14-1/4" long  Ex-Ray Fraser
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Item: Type: Columbia River Adze Handle Provenance: Price
DATO18 A large Stone Columbia River Adze Handle. Measuring 13" x 2-1/2" this Recovered from the Upper 700.00
material is believed to have come down during the great Missoula floods. Columbia River in Washington
    Ex: Richard Hanning
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Item: Type: Quinault Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO19 A nice, heavy duty hardstone Quinault Pestle, 8" long Recovered from the 250.00
  Olympic Peninsula, Washington
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Item: Type: Ringed Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO20 A very long, somewhat polished Ringed pestle measuring 11-3/4" long Recovered from the 700.00
  Upper Rouge River in Oregon
    Ex- Richard Hanning
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Item: Type: Rotary Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO21 A very long porphyry Rotary Pestle Found by Ernie Cowles on the Hyal ranch, 1,600.00
having a knobbed end, 12 3/4" long 7 miles west of Alderdale, Washington
  Ex-Ernie Cowles
    SOP by Randy McNeice McNiece SOP
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Item: Type: Arrow Shaft Abraders (2) Provenance: Price
DATO22 A nice, quite rare set of Arrow Shaft Abraders Recovered from the Big Leap Site, upstream on the Columbia 550.00
in pristine condition measuring 8" long River near the town of Wishram on the Oregon side 2/5 ON-HOLD gk
    Ex-John Williams
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Item: Type: Stylized Mat Creaser Provenance: Price
DATO23 A most interesting and scarce stylized Mat Creaser Recovered from Catlow Valley, Oregon 750.00
measuring 8-1/4" x 4-1/2" om excellent condition Ex-Heater
    Ex-Dave Imler Michel SOP
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Item: Type: Owl Effigy Paint Mortar & Ceramic Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO24 A very rare Owl Effigy Paint Mortar and Ceramic Pestle. The mortar Found by Ernie Roberts under what is now the Dalles Dam SOLD 2/6
measures 2" high x 4-5/8" wide and the pestle measures 3-1/4" long x during it's construction, on the Oregon side
1-3/8" wide. The pestle has human finger print marks in the clay and
the red ochre residue in the bowl confirms this to be a "paint pot" EX- Ernie Roberts. McNiece SOP
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Item: Type: Columbia River Mortar Provenance: Price
DATO25 Columbia River Mortar in excellent condition Found on the lower Columbia River in Oregon 250.00
and measuring 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" Ex- Milton Tuck
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Item: Type: One Horned Mano Provenance: Price
DATO26 A nice volcanic rock One Horned Mano Recovered from Klamath Lake, Oregon 150.00
measuring 4 3/4" in excellent condition Ex-Wolf
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Item: Type: Columbia River Bark Beater Provenance: Price
DATO27 A rare volcanic rock Columbia River Bark Beater Recovered on the Columbia River, Oregon 300.00
measuring 5-3/4" X 3-1/2" in pristine condition Ex-Frank Buehner 2/22 ON-HOLD LJ
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Item: Type: Columbia River One Horned Mano Provenance: Price
DATO28 A somewhat rustic volcanic rock Recovered on the 100.00
One Horned Mano, measuring 4-3/4" Columbia River Oregon
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Item: Type: Columbia River Adze Handle Provenance: Price
DATO29 A very impressive and quite scarce stone Recovered on the Columbia River, Oregon SOLD 2/6
Adze Handle measuring 8-3/4" Ex-Lloyd McLoud
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Item: Type: Wood Splitter (Wedge) Provenance: Price
DATO30 A very hefty hardstone Wood Splitter showing good Recovered on the Tom River, Oregon 600.00
usage polish to its working end and measuring 6" Long Ex-Kenyon
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Item: Type: Wood Splitter (Wedge) Provenance: Price
DATO31 A very hefty stone Wood Splitter Recovered on the Santiam River, Oregon 650.00
(Wedge) measuring 9-1/2" long Ex-Kenyon
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Item: Type: Salmon Packer Provenance: Price
DATO32 A very impressive and quite long polished stone Recovered From Tri-Cities area in Washington. (The Tri-Cities area 2,100.00
Salmon Packer measuring a whopping 21" long consists of three neighboring cities, Kennewick, Pasco and Richland.
The cities are located at the confluence of the Yakima, Snake and
Columbia Rivers. (Better hunting ground you couldn't ask for!)
    Ex-Snyder
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Item: Type: Calapooya Maul Provenance: Price
DATO33 A nice hardstone Calapooya Maul Recovered from the Willamette Valley, Oregon 350.00
measuring 6-3/4", in excellent condition Ex-Milton Tuck 2/22 ON-HOLD LJ
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Item: Type: Columbia River Maul Provenance: Price
DATO34 A very hefty Columbia River Maul Recovered from the Columbia River, Washington. 700.00
measuring 8" long, in excellent condition Ex-Laufer
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Item: Type: Columbia River Maul Provenance: Price
DATO35 A very nice Columbia River Maul measuring 8" long Recovered on the Columbia River, Oregon 500.00
    Ex-Milton Tuck
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Item: Type: Columbia River Mortar Provenance: Price
DATO36 A very nice Columbia River Mortar Recovered from the Columbia River, Oregon 300.00
measuring  2-3/4" x 3-3/4" Ex-Mitchell Collection
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Item: Type: Columbia River Adze Provenance: Price
DATO37 A very handsome polished Columbia River Adze measuring 4" long Recovered on the Columbia River, Oregon. 300.00
    Ex-Milton Tuck
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Item: Type: Polished Adze Provenance: Price
DATO38 A very superior, highly polished stone Adze Recovered on the Row River, Oregon 300.00
measuring 4-1/4" long, in excellent condition Ex-Walton
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Item: Type: Lipped Mortar Provenance: Price
DATO39 An interesting volcanic rock small Lipped Mortar measuring 4" x 2-1/2" Found near Portland, Oregon in the late 1800's 225.00
  Ex- Dunlop
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Item: Type: Ringed Pestle Provenance: Price
DATO40 A very long Pestle which is "Ringed" at   Recovered on the Sandy River, Oregon 700.00
the working end measuring 10-3/4" long Ex-Keil
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Item: Type: Columbia River Salmon Packer Provenance: Price
DATO41 A HUGE and scarce basalt Salmon Packer, Recovered on the Columbia River, Washington 175.00
measuring 21" long Ex-Milton Tuck

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Item: Type: Celt Provenance: Price
TO135 Now this one has to be one of the smallest stone celts ever created. A most Recovered from North central Illinois 175.00
attractive green hematite ground and polished Celt which is in excellent condition. near the city of Dekalb
  Era: Archaic Period - Approx. 3,500 years old Ex: John Montavan
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Item: Type: Mortar / Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO136 An outstanding, nicely matched Mortar and Pestle set which has a somewhat flat Recovered from 350.00
bottom, normally indicative of the Chumash tribe in southern California. It has Santa Rosa, California
ancient usage chipping around one edge, but is otherwise in excellent condition.
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Intricately Incised Shaft Smoother Provenance: Price
DATO17 A highly unusual and very rare sandstone Arrow Shaft Smoothing tool which has Recovered from the SOLD
the most intricate geometric patterns incised into it's reverse side. It has slight Columbia River in Oregon 12/15
ancient chipping to opposing corners, but is still quite a unique artifact.
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Ex: Tuck Collection
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Item: Type: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO124 A nice medium-sized volcanic rock Mortar and it's accompanying Recovered from the foothills on a 375.00
hardstone Pestle. Quite an attractive set in good condition and private ranch in Merced, California
showing green moss staining which it must have picked up in a
remote forested area after being abandoned by it's ancient owner
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Log3-197
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Item: Type: Chumash Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO128 A deep RARE Chumash Mortar & Pestle set which is in very good condition Recovered from 600.00
but which displays ancient usage chipping around the mortar's rim. Notice the Santa Barbara, CA (NFI)
"flat bottom" which is diagnostic for Chumash mortars. (photo 4)
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 2,500 years old
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Item: Type: Miniature Paint Mortar w/ Phallic Pestle Provenance: Price
TO129 A very small lavender volcanic rock paint grinding mortar & Phallic pestle set in Recovered from SOLD
excellent condition. Under-sized and miniature mortar/pestle sets are very rare. Merced County, California 1/26
This nice set was attributed to the Yokut Tribe
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Log3-24
 
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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: Miniature "Spice grinding" Mortar & Pestle set Provenance: Price
TO131 A very small (baseball-sized) miniature, "squat" Spice grinding Mortar and Pestle Found by Dr. H.H. Stuart at the Big Lagoon 350.00
set in excellent condition. Miniature mortar & pestle sets are EXTREMELY site in Humboldt County, California
rare... don't ask me why, perhaps these are just too often over-looked by the
field hunters?, I don't honestly know, at any rate, this one comes from a famous
site, recovered by a famous old time artifact hunter
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old Log3-23mh
 
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Item: Type: Miniature "Spice grinding" Mortar & Pestle set Provenance: Price
TO132 Here is the rarest among the rare in the millingstone family of mortar and pestle sets, an Ultra- Recovered from 350.00
Small Spice grinding Mortar and Pestle pair which is quite humorous because of their miniature Merced County, California 2/22 ON-HOLD LJ
size. Miniature mortar and pestle sets are very rare, I don't know why, but I do know that we
handle at least 100 "normal sized" mortars and pestles for every single miniature set we are
fortunate to obtain. This is one of the very best "miniature" sets we have ever handled, and it's
main purpose served to grind spices for the Native American's consumption.
  Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Miniature Nutting Anvil & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO134 A miniature small square volcanic rock Nutting Anvil which has 2 rough unworked edges Recovered from a private ranch 200.00
and a nice volcanic rock barrel-shaped Nutting Pestle. Quite an interesting and scarce set. near the town of Needles in 2/22 ON-HOLD LJ
Era: Millingstone Phase - 3,500 years old San Bernadino, California Log3-28

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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: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO96 A HUGE and heavy (35 pounds!) somewhat rustic and quite Recovered in Merced Co., CA SOLD 2/21
scarce sandstone bowl mortar with a hardstone pestle. An near the town of Los Banos
ideal conversation piece for setting in front of a fireplace!
  Era: Archaic Period - 3,500 years old (Millingstone Era) Log 3-107
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Item: Type: Mortar & Pestle Set Provenance: Price
TO126 A HUGE and most attractive MUSEUM GRADE volcanic rock bowl mortar Recovered in Merced Co., CA SOLD 2/21
and it's accompanying hardstone pestle. This set in in superior condition and is near the town of Los Banos
seldom seen offered for sale in this large size.
  Era: Archaic Period - 3,500 years old (Millingstone Era) Log 3-139

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Item: Type: Full Grooved War Club Head Provenance: Price
RFTO2 A most unusual and highly rare Full-grooved medium-sized pink granite War Found by Jack Cooper 275.00
Club Head. I can't say much more than that this one is perfect, and quite a in Chase County, Nebraska 2/24 ON-HOLD rh
desirable ancient stone tool.
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Item: Type: Paint Bowl w/ Ochre paint host stone Provenance: Price
RFTO3 An EXTREMELY RARE cobble stone Paint Bowl mortar accompanied with a Recovered from 800.00
matching "chunk" of red ochre. This is quite a unique and rare offering of what is Delores, Colorado 2/22 ON-HOLD LJ
essentially an Ancient Native American Indian "paint bowl". We've never been
privileged in the past to offer such a unique item.
Era: Most likely proto-historic period - approximately 600-800 years old
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Item: Type: Fire Starting Stone Anvil Provenance: Price
WVTO1 A very interesting Fire Starting Stone Anvil, in good, Found in Umatilla, Oregon during the 1960's 85.00
but somewhat crude condition Ex: Stark Collection 2/22 ON-HOLD LJ
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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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