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  1. #1
    May 2009
    central, Illinois
    white's spectrum VX3
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    native american?

    Got this from a field in mason county Illinois. any clue what this is, or for, or age?
    many other arrowhead have been found here.
    it's pretty heavy.
    almost like marble, kinda rough and gritty feel.
    smooth concaved on top and bottom alike
    smooth most the way around except for 1/4 which has eroded, but probably was smooth all the way around
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  2. #2
    Id rather be there ^ than here

    Jul 2010
    Naples, Fl
    whites M6, Surfmaster PI
    5 times

    Re: native american?

    IDK? but it is certinly man made
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  3. #3
    Jun 2010
    Baltimore MD
    AT PRO
    131 times

    Re: native american?

    It sort of looks like the bowl part of a mortar and pestle. Maybe for grinding herbs or something?
    I see boobies in the bottom pic.

  4. #4

    Feb 2008
    Houston Texas
    15 times

    Re: native american?

    If the indentation is about the same symmetry on both sides, it could be a chunkey stone...


  5. #5
    May 2008
    Teknetics T2SE, GARRETT GTI 2500, Garrett Infinium
    828 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: native american?

    Look's like a chunky stone to me - very eroded.
    "A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything." Friedrich Nietzsche

    "You ask where I live. I cannot tell you. I am a Voyageur, a Chicot, sir. I live everywhere. My grandfather was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. My father was a voyageur; he died while on a voyage. I will also die while en route, and another Chicot will take my place. Such is our course of life."

  6. #6
    Oct 2008
    Wayne Co. IL. "POND CREEK"
    Tesoro's (many- 7-8)
    9 times
    Honorable Mentions (2)

    Re: native american?

    It is an unfinished,, discodial ,,,,,made of quartz,, or chunky stone as some call it!!!

    nice piece!!!


  7. #7

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
    2728 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Re: native american?

    QuartzSorry but the whole Sierra Nevada Mtn. range is full of that stone and it is granite
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon

    "A pen in the hand of this president is far more dangerous than a gun in the hands of 200 million law-abiding citizens."

  8. #8
    Sep 2008
    1 times

    Re: native american?

    I also think that is a discoidal, being indented on both sides. But there has long been a bit of confusion between two very different games and similar stones. One was a fast action competition in which sticks were probably used to roll and control a double indented disc (like the one you have) between a group of competitors. The other, a game called chungkee in the west and northwest, and called chunque in the east, was a game of skill using a bow and arrow, a small spear or a spear thrower to "down" a rolled disc indented on only one side. These often have a slight edge bevel, causing it to eventually roll in a curve, with the single indented side landing down if missed. The trick was to hit it after it was thrown (rolled) on the back side causing the indentation to trip up. Think of rolling a plate or a frisbee on edge and tripping it up before it rolls in its circle and "rattles" down. See what I mean? Great rabbit hunting practice. I have seen one of these with impact marks intact on the back and a nice centrally indented front, unmarked by impact. Hope this helps a bit.

  9. #9
    May 2009
    central, Illinois
    white's spectrum VX3
    4 times

    Re: native american?

    thanks everyone for your help



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