I agree with the others, when the photos are blown up to a look at the surface better, i see no evidence of being used as a hammerstone.
When we were at our cabin a Nolin Lake in KY, the lake and creeks are littered with stones similar to what appears in your first photo. The are is an active...
An interesting group.
I would suggest against using ebay for any sales price.
I would suggest instead using an auction house like liveauction, proxibid or Cowan’s. Not just one but those and more. All have pros and cons. Too many to get into here. But not all houses upload hammer prices...
A badger has led archaeologists to a hoard of more than 200 Roman coins that had been hidden in a cave in Spain for centuries.
The animal had burrowed into a crack in the rock inside the La Cuesta cave in the Asturias region of northwest Spain, and dug out coins that were later discovered by a...
The rain started at dusk yesterday and came down most of the night.
The winds were strong, the sky's overcast as a cool mist came down. Temperature hovered just above freezing as I walked through the mushy grass wading the overflowing ditches. To most people it would be considered a miserable...
I agree with Fat and Charl, that stone does not appear to have any indication of alteration by man.
The "thumb impression" is most likely a segment of the stone with broke away during millennia of weathering - the freeze thawing action that broke off a weak segment of the stone.
It may help in any identification about the context of this find.
When you say "amongst tons of artifacts." What exactly does that mean?
What other artifacts?
Please provide more information about where this was found? How it was found, that sort of information please...
very nice relics.
I especially like the large pestle and bowl. great age patina on it, good use wear. No implement damage.
You grandfather found these or simply found on his land? It would be worth checking that area out more.
So the cold temps are here. Frozen ground, when it warms up above freezing and rain, the creeks rise and are torrent's.
I have been working on my catalog, and going back through my records.
Here is a pestle I found back in 2003, the day after Christmas - Dec 26 2003. Its one of the...
This is the photo from my earlier post Reflecting on 2021, the 16th image where the hammerstone is shown in the mud, found 10/29/2021.
I find this hammerstone unique with the peck marks still visible on much of the surface and the distinct flattened area from some abrading or grinding.