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Axes & Hard Stone Tools Page 3   Page 1   Page 2

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.)

Item: Type: Pestle Provenance: Price
TGRTO13 A nice, somewhat asymmetrical gray stone Pestle having  Offered by the original 175.00
  ancient usage wear on both ends. This ancient piece dates back finder who recovered this  
  more than 3,500 years and is attributed to the Chumash tribe. one from an ancient site in  
    San Luis Obispo Co., CA  
    (more information to buyer)  

Item: Type: Pestle Provenance: Price
TGRTO14 A very nice and quite hefty gray stone Pestle in excellent Offered by the original 225.00
  condition. This one dates back more than 3,500 years and finder who recovered this  
  is attributed to the Chumash tribe. one from an ancient site in  
    San Luis Obispo Co., CA  
    (more information to buyer)  

Item: Type: Mano Provenance: Price
TGRTO15 A very nice and quite thick (for type) oval-shaped grinding Offered by the original 325.00
  Mano stone dating back more than 3,500 years and is finder who recovered this  
  attributed to the Chumash tribe. It has slight surface cracking one from an ancient site in  
  from age and weathering, but is still in excellent condition. San Luis Obispo Co., CA  
    (more information to buyer)  

Item: Type: Grinding Pestle Provenance: Price
TGRTO16 A most interesting gray hard stone grinding Pestle dating back more Offered by the original 185.00
  than 3,500 years and is attributed to the Chumash tribe. It has 2 finder who recovered this  
  grooves on opposing sides, to what purpose, I haven't a clue, but one from an ancient site in  
  they were certainly worked there intentionally. Quite a unique piece. San Luis Obispo Co., CA  
    (more information to buyer)  

Item: Type: Pecking Stone Provenance: Price
TGRTO2 A quartz Pecking stone, used during the direct percussion flaking Offered by the original finder 20.00
  phase of knapped chert tools, such as knife blades. It shows signs of who recovered this one from  
  the ancient pecking areas on either end, and was quite well used. an ancient site in San Luis  
  (Many artifact hunters don't recognize this tool in the field, even Obispo County, California  
  though it's one heck of a great indicator of an ancient site.)    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCTO11 A very nice if not somewhat crude off-white Pershing Co., NV 150.00
  Marble Bluff Marble Pump Drill Fly Wheel    
  Weight having nice desert polish    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TO116 A greenish-gray granite double-ended Pestle which Recovered near the town 75.00
  doubled as a Mano grinding stone as evidenced by of Clovis, California, 50.00
  a flat section on the right side near the top end in northeast of Fresno  
  photo 1. Both ends show pitted usage wear marks    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO13 A quite scarce and nice medium-sized miniature Recovered on private farmland near 250.00
  grinding set consisting of a small mortar stone having Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  a concave surface on both sides and a loaf stone  1950's through 1960's  
  pestle. Smaller grinding sets such as these were used (More information to buyer)  
  to grind-up spices as well as materials used for    
  painting pictographs. This set is in excellent condition Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
RPTO1 A well worn, pretty near spent reddish-brown and Recovered from 50.00
  black hemitite Adze bit, used, resharpened and Tamaha, OK  
  worn down to almost nothing in ancient times.    
  A very interesting artifact. Ex: Perino  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO16 A quite scarce and nice miniature grinding set Recovered on private farmland near 175.00
  consisting of a small mortar stone having a single Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  concave surface and a ball pestle. Smaller grinding 1950's through 1960's  
  sets such as these were used to grind-up spices as  (More information to buyer)  
  well as materials used for painting pictographs. The    
  mortar has a single slight plow scar on the bottom. Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO17 A loaf stone shapped miniature Recovered on private farmland near 50.00
  mortar having very shallow, yet to Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  be developed concave sections on 1950's through 1960's  
  both faces. Quite a scarce piece (More information to buyer)  
    Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO349 A fair-sized gray hard stone Archaic Lake Co., OR 300.00
  "Potato Masher" Pestle in excellent (Full history to buyer)  
  condition. Definitely a rare find!    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO19 A nice green granite miniature Recovered on private farmland near 50.00
  grinding pestle/net weight Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  having a single incised groove 1950's through 1960's  
  all the way around this piece (More information to buyer)  
    Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO21 A quite scarce and nice miniature grinding set  Recovered on private farmland near 250.00
  consisting of a small mortar stone having a concave Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  surface on both sides and a ball pestle. Smaller 1950's through 1960's  
  grinding sets such as these were used to grind-up (More information to buyer)  
  spices as well as materials used for painting Ex: Leon Taylor  
  pictographs. This set is in excellent condition    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO33 A black and white granite Atlatl weight which Recovered on private farmland near 350.00
  has HEAVY gray and brown alkali and  Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  mineral encrustation all over it's entire surface. 1950's through 1960's  
  It has a vertical groove where the Atlatl shaft  (More information to buyer)  
  rested and a horizontal groove for the binding.    
  Some of the encrustation has chipped away,    
  revealing the underlying original host stone's    
  surface. A VERY RARE piece! Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JFTO2 A very scarce reddish-gray volcanic Recovered in 250.00
  rock Phallic Mortar. It has some ancient Central California  
  usage marks, but no modern damage (Name of finder to buyer)  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFTO2 A nice greenish-gray hardstone Recovered in 110.00
  Celt from the Archaic period West Branch, MI  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHTO932 A very small, nicely polished black Recovered in 135.00
  Full Grooved mini Axe head having  Concepcion, 100.00
  the usual surface scratches and a chip Sinalon, MX  
  from the center of the cutting edge   dlow932

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHTO938 A small polished greenish-gray Found in Prtodelas 140.00
  jade 3/4 grooved mini-axe head Canoas, Sin, MX 100.00
  having damage to the cutting    
  edge (photos 5 & 6)   dlow938

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBTO4 A very scarce gray lava rock quern stone Found in Northern California 200.00
  (foot mortar) in very good condition (See in Modoc Territory  
  Carrol B. Howe's Ancient Modocs of    
  California and Oregon, page 30 for other    
  samples of this type as well as how they    
  were used)    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBTO5 A quite scarce two handled "horned" volcanic  Found in Northern California 200.00
  rock Mano having 4 slight chip marks around in Modoc Territory  
  the edges to the bottom grinding area. (See    
  Emory Strong's Stoneage in the Great Basin,    
  page 218 for other samples of this type)    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBTO6 A very scarce gray quern stone (foot Found in Northern California 175.00
  mortar) in very good condition and in Modoc Territory  
  quite worn down from ancient useage.    
  (See Carrol B. Howe's Ancient    
  Modocs of California and Oregon,     
  page 30 for other samples of this type    
  as well as for how they were used)    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHTO920 A nicely polished greenish-black hardstone Recovered in 75.00 
  Pestle in perfect condition with the Humboldt Co., CA 40.00 (at this price, most of the cost will go into postage, which we pick-up ourselves!)
  exception of one minor chip to the side,   9/30 ON-HOLD mb
  extending from the business end (Photo 4) Ex: Davis  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBTO2 A very neat little notched Undocumented, most 30.00
  orange-brown stone net sinker likely Northern California  
    Ex: Charles Miles  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO8 A fairly thick and quite hefty gray Donut stone,  Recovered on private farmland near 125.00
  which was quite chewed-up by farming machinery. Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  These were used on the end of digging sticks to 1950's through 1960's  
  add more power to the downward thrust when (More information to buyer)  
  dislodging edible roots and are quite rare items Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO352 A medium-sized gray porous volcanic rock Archaic Lake Co., OR 150.00
  Roller Pestle having substantial alkali deposits (Full history to buyer)  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO348 A porous gray volcanic rock Archaic Lake Co., OR 250.00
  combination Pestle/Mano stone having a single (Full history to buyer)  
  flat Mano-style working surface but also    
  showing usage wear to the ends, as a Pestle.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO31 A brown stone Net Weight which has a  Recovered on private farmland near 95.00
  shallow pecked groove running vertically Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  all around this ancient piece. It's in 1950's through 1960's  
  excellent condition, as it was made. (More information to buyer)  
    Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
TPTO345 A pretty wicked gray hard stone Archaic full-grooved Maul. Lake Co., OR 125.00
  The groove is quite shallow and it has a fair-sized chip from  (Full history to buyer)  
  one of it's business ends, which would indicate actual use as    
  a hammer stone/maul, but I'm not totally convinced that this    
  one was "completed" for it's intended purpose.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO25 A greenish-gray granite Net Weight   Recovered on private farmland near 75.00
  having a shallow pecked groove travelling Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  vertically all around this ancient piece. It's 1950's through 1960's  
  completely intact as it was made. (More information to buyer)  
    Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO27 A fairly pitted green granite Net Weight Recovered on private farmland near 110.00
  having a shallow pecked groove travelling Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  vertically all around this ancient piece. I'm 1950's through 1960's  
  just amazed at all of the work which must (More information to buyer)  
  have gone into making this ancient artifact Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO29 An uncompleted black and off-white granite Recovered on private farmland near 50.00
  Net Weight in it's preform stage, before a Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  groove was pecked into it's surface to  1950's through 1960's  
  facilitate binding. It has a single shallow nick (More information to buyer)  
  (photo 6) but is otherwise "all there" Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO32 A small greenish-gray "dog stone", Recovered on private farmland near 20.00
  used as a bolo with the stone Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  encased in a leather pouch 1950's through 1960's  
    (More information to buyer)  
    Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACTO34 A green hard stone Atlatl Weight which Recovered on private farmland near 125.00
  lost repeated battles with a farming plow, Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the  
  but still remained about 80% intact. It has 1950's through 1960's  
  grayish alkali deposits on it's surfaces as a (More information to buyer)  
  testimony to it's great antiquity Ex: Leon Taylor  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCTO5 A neat, and quite unusual (for type) brick-red Recovered in 50.00
  pecked "toed" Net Weight in excellent condition Humboldt Co., NV  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFTO3 A section of a sandstone shaft abrader From an old collection recovered 15.00
  having a single groove on side A. in Southern Oregon  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DATO709 A fairly thin (for type) but sturdy, somewhat rough Found on the 50.00
  mottled light greenish-gray Adze Bit. These are Columbia River  
  fairly scarce finds, often overlooked in the field in Oregon  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DGTO2 A most interesting pair of arrow shaft Recovered in 180.00
  straighteners made from salvaged remnants   Santa Barbara Co., CA  
  of 2 stone bowls. One is made from black (Chumash Territory)  
  steatite and the other is made from a schist    
  which has a substantial amount of mica    
  content. Both display a curvature on their    
  undersides from the interior of the original    
  bowls. Definitely a story written in stone !    

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