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    Can you tell me what this is? Indian artifact/tool?

    I live in Austin Texas. My husband found this buried approx. 5" below the dirt. Can anyone tell me what it is. You can hold it in your hand and your fingers fit perfectly. It has one side that is a bit more concave that the other and there are three spikes at the top.
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    Is it stone?
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    I don't know what it is, but it looks amazing! hope someone can ID it. good luck
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    Maybe a native American tool used for skinning an animal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchCreoleCoin View Post
    Maybe a native American tool used for skinning an animal?
    It is made of stone (chalk-like) It does look like it would have been used to hold a skin and scrape it. When you hold it it is a perfect fit in one hand and it is concave more on one side than the other , like it was worked more on that side. I would love to find out what it is. Native American or prehistoric. I am thinking Native American. Does anyone have any suggestions who I should ask?

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    Interesting for sure. Recheck the area it was found in. What was the history there and what prehistoric record already exists in that place? Get into some books. It is quite curious! Good luck!!

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    It looks sorta like an abrading stone
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    Interesting for sure. Recheck the area it was found in. What was the history there and what prehistoric record already exists in that place? Get into some books. It is quite curious! You perhaps it had another handle on the other end, then spike end and was used like a spoke shave. Good luck!

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    Think girl. You live in Austin. Run over to UT and check with the anthropology dept. They will identify it or if you are worried just use one of their libraries to look it up. It is limestone if you say it is stone, but check with UT.
    Last edited by austin; Jul 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM.

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    Just a guess, But maybe a hide tool, For scrapping or some other step in the tanning process..JMHO.................HH


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    I dont know the use for it, it does look altered I have to say that is limestone just like we find in the bottoms of our rivers

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    It obvious! It's a pre-historic "multi-tool".

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    post it in American Indian Artifacts, this forum.....scroll waaaaayyy down to the bottom.

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    I think it is a indian artifact.I think it could be a Mace.Identification;Large chipped flint or polish slate,sometimes other material is used,scepter stone.This is just a guess on my part.Try to post this on the artifact forum under American Indian Artifacts, .There are a lot of people that would like to see this and some may be able to tell you something about it.Take care and keep looking.

    Just click on American Indian Artifacts, it will take you there
    Last edited by capsmith; Jul 31, 2012 at 07:56 PM.

 

 
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