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    Yardsale find....axheads ?

    Hi all. My brother got these 10 artifacts at a yardsale in upstate NY.I'm assuming they were found locally.One is tagged "found in( I think ? Bath) NY" Any info on age etc. would be appreciated Thanks !
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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    Pretty cool yard sale finds. They look pretty good. If they were all perfect that would scare me. Nice bunch of celts/axes. Maybe someone from your area will recognise some of the materials.
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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    how much did he give for the lot?
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    Thanks y'all.I think he said he paid 40 bucks

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    40 bucks!!!!Dang he did real good.....It would be hard to touch any one of those for that price..
    The last one is mega sweet!!!!
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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    Last one has an Indian scratched into it?
    Larson has posted stuff like that too...very cool!

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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    Since you didnt mention it I will.....did ya notice the stick figure drawing scratched into the surface of the one in the last picture Pretty sweet.

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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    Quote Originally Posted by GL
    Last one has an Indian scratched into it?
    Larson has posted stuff like that too...very cool!
    Quote Originally Posted by archer66
    Since you didnt mention it I will.....did ya notice the stick figure drawing scratched into the surface of the one in the last picture Pretty sweet.
    Thanks y'all......I was wondering when someone would mention that.

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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    i need to start goin to yard sales.your brother made a real good purchase.they appear to be celts or/and possibly some adze in your group.celts show up in the woodland period(1,000 B.C.and later)some adze have been found in new york that date back to the early archaic.they are among the earliest ground&polished hardstone tools.would need profile picks to tell if they are celt or adze.
    aint gonna find any heads sittin on the couch

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    Excellent deal.

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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    Quote Originally Posted by creek astronaut
    i need to start goin to yard sales.your brother made a real good purchase.they appear to be celts or/and possibly some adze in your group.celts show up in the woodland period(1,000 B.C.and later)some adze have been found in new york that date back to the early archaic.they are among the earliest ground&polished hardstone tools.would need profile picks to tell if they are celt or adze.
    Thanks Creek.I havent been back to see my brother yet so I havent found out what he's found out about them yet....but I appretiate the info.

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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    A good buy for $40.

    No offense, but based on the length and type of cut marks, the big X on the last piece was probably done with bench grinder. Interestingly enough, authentic engraving looks much more like the stick figure carved on the same piece. (Those type of lines, with different depths and passes are easy to do on a bench grinder as you turn the piece and push harder or softer, but ancient natives wouldn't have been able to do them like that.)

    I've seen several authentic celts over the years with more recently added lines like that, usually they are from someone trying to make a "Tomahawk", painting them red was also popular.

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    Re: Yardsale find....axheads ?

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaream
    A good buy for $40.

    No offense, but based on the length and type of cut marks, the big X on the last piece was probably done with bench grinder. Interestingly enough, authentic engraving looks much more like the stick figure carved on the same piece. (Those type of lines, with different depths and passes are easy to do on a bench grinder as you turn the piece and push harder or softer, but ancient natives wouldn't have been able to do them like that.)

    I've seen several authentic celts over the years with more recently added lines like that, usually they are from someone trying to make a "Tomahawk", painting them red was also popular.
    Interesting info thanks.I have seen similar grooves on sinu stones so I don't see why ancient natives couldn't have made the grooves.....anything is possible though.This is why I would never collect anything like this unless I had found it myself.

 

 
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