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    us
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    Hammer Stone and Pecking stone/Polishing Stone

    This is a perfect example of what I call a hammer stone that was used for knapping points and other hand hammering jobs.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	922559This next tool I think may be a pecking, polishing, or shaping stone. I have never found anything like it before or seen any tool like it. Do you guys have any ideasClick image for larger version. 

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    Cool finds, the second piece does look like a pecking stone or billet, interesting tool. Thanks for the view.

  3. #3
    us
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    Mar 2008
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    Well that sure sounds like a reasonable idea to me.
    I have a smaller field stone I picked up a while that has a flat area that looks similar to the worked area on your piece. Then, right next to that area, it shows hammer use wear. I figured the piece both pecked and ground or polished.

    I've noticed that on many grinding type stones I've found, that they also have an area that shows hammer use wear. I think that most products that the natives ground to a fine powder, flour or meal, needed to be reduced from grain to cracked grain before the grinding process began. They had to pulverize, or at least beat it up a little first

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    Rack here are a few of my better hammer stones.

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    This one I gathered hoping it was a loaf stone. Pretty sure it's a hammer or in the hammer family

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    This piece is rubbed smooth sorta like your second row pics.

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    This piece is one my dad found years ago. It's been around as long as I can remember. He always claimed it was for smoothing hides and such. It may be a rock and nothing more. If so, I'll let him keep his illusion. Lol!

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  5. #5
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    Nice pecking stone example MR
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    Here is a handful of examples I have found. These are all so different, I don't think shape was as important as hardness or density.

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    us
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    It sure looks like it was used for something. I found one sort of like that, think mine was used for "crushing"...maybe?Click image for larger version. 

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    hey rack
    i have the twin to that piece in the second image............plus a load of that kind
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    Hey rack it sure does look like polishing stones I find on sites at the river I've also thought they were preform chunks of what would b a bird or bannerstone a lot of times they are made of very pretty hard stone yours looks orange in color ?

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    Here are some of mine
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    us
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    Yessir all shapes and sizes. Amazing how many a guy can accumulate.

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    No joke I got 3 buckets lol I puck them up idk why lol

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    I repurpose them into door stops, paper weights, I got one in a window to keep the screen from rattling in the wind, useful little critters...lol
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    I like that outlaw haha
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    I remember when people used grooved axe heads as door stops. Don't see much of that any more. I picked up a big hammer stone yesterday. It has a crack in it that looks to be ancient damage. I don't have a pic of it.
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

 

 
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