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Thread: Adze or celt?

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  1. #1
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    Adze or celt?

    Hey there,

    I was bottle digging and was surprised to find this object in one of my shovelfuls of dirt, what I think might be my second adze/celt. It looks like it was possibly broken at the back end. It looks like the same type of stone as my first one, which I found at a different location. It is about 3.5 inches long. Let me know what you think!

    Thanks,


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    us
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    Man-made, for sure!
    Thanks for side view.
    Dimensions?
    Basalt?
    Great find!
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    Thanks for the reply! I'm not sure about the type of stone, but this is the first one I found, that looks fairly similar:

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    us
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    Cool also!
    My suggestion is to go to local museum,
    or an anthropological dept at a university,
    and look at examples of the same, and note
    the materials that they were made of.
    Style often relates to date period made.
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    It could be either. Good find, regardless. Just nice to see a real artifact!

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    papa

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    I think that's a great find!
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    the boss

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    The first one you found is a Celt. Likely the last one is too. A celts bit is straight across, while an adze will have a curve to the bit.
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    Oh man that is a great find.
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    Definitely a Celt and two very nice examples you've found.
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    If you found multiple celts in the same area....it's time to switch your priorities....nice finds for sure....some folks never find a Celt in their lifetime....
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    Looks like it came right out of Maine...mjm

  12. #12
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    Thank you all for your helpful responses! I feel very fortunate to have found these. Every time someone says that even experienced hunters never find an adze/celt, I shake my head in disbelief. Here is my little collection of artifacts so far, all found while metal detecting or bottle digging. Other than the chert knife/hide scraper, these all look like the same type of stone. The three bottom objects are all from the same site. From that site I also have what I think might be a bear claw, and we don't have bears around here - at least not any more...

    Thanks again!

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