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    Stone chisel?

    Any ideas on this relic? Looks like some type of stone chisel or other tool. Found it at one of my early sites where I discovered a few stone arrow points.

    Thanks.

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    pretty killer lookin artifact for sure......
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    Nice piece!! Never seen one like that. Could be axe, but I'm thinking hoe maybe adze? Try posting over on the North American Indian artifact forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailaway View Post
    What? The tools you're showing there are all from the Middle Palaeolthic of Europe and more than 50,000 years old... long before any evidence of people in Canada. They're also sharp flake tools produced by knapping rocks which fracture conchoidally such as flint and chert. What we call 'chipped tools'. The OP's very nice artefact is not from that era, has been nicely made by pecking/grinding (not chipping) and polishing a non-glassy stone and isn't sharp, nor intended to be.

    I would say it's not a cutting tool but a really nice hoe blade, judging by the use-wear scratches to be seen on the 'bit' end.
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    Thanks everyone for the comments. Here are a few pics after a wash.

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    Wow, that thing is really interesting. Is it made of slate?
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    I've not seen a slate relic from Canada in a very long time.
    Nice!

    Being slate , I'd be apprehensive about chiseling with it.
    Yes it's durable , but it's still slate...

    Imagination has it hafted and used to flesh a hide with. The corners are right for not cutting skin with it's edges while scraping. And both hair side (after hair was caused to slip) and skin side could be worked with it ; depending on if hair on or off was desired.

    But I don't really know...
    It could hoe but why sharpen two sides of the edge? And again , being slate ,striking a harder material could damage it.
    Last edited by releventchair; May 16, 2020 at 10:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niffler View Post
    Wow, that thing is really interesting. Is it made of slate?
    I think so.
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    Very cool find.

    Maybe used to flip their pancakes....lol
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    Very Nice Piece! I'm thinking maybe a large pendant. The smaller end looks like it might have the edge of a drilled hole showing. Whatever it is, it is Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Very cool find.

    Maybe used to flip their pancakes....lol
    Or as a fly swatter...
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    That's a very nice find! It would make the center of the frame if I had found it.
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    In North America, hand axes make up one of the dominant tool industries, starting from the terminal Pleistocene and continuing throughout the Holocene.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand_axe
    Ground Edge Stone Axe. The artifact is not made of slate, look close by zoom at back edge chip and you will see it is volcanic in origin.

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/...-found/7401728

    Show proof there was not human presence in the Americas 50,000 years ago. My Native American DNA says there was by proof from major university.

    Cambridge Reference Sequence study,

    Haplogroup HV* Sample #93700

    16192 T , 16311C , 16335 G

    Part of the migration route takes us through central Canada east of Great Lakes to later become the Mississippian Mound builders. Also known by the First Spanish as North American Giants.

    https://isogg.org/wiki/Cambridge_Reference_Sequence
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuskaloosa

    legal issues surrounding this artifact:
    The Ontario Heritage Act prohibits anyone from disturbing or altering an archaeological site — whether on land or under water — unless they hold a valid archaeological licence issued by the ministry.
    https://www.oashuroniachapter.com/p/...ology-law.html
    A person or a director of a corporation found in violation of the act or its regulations can face a fine of up to $1,000,000 or imprisonment for up to one year or both.
    In my opinion this artifact should be studied by major university in Canada then displayed in national Museum. It may predate oldest known artifacts in North America.

    The reason I feel it should be studied is that the axe needs to be determined as Native American or Viking. It has a similar shape as known early Norse stone axes.

    https://survivingprepper.com/viking-...dian-tomahawk/
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    ...or not, there's always that....
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