Ancient Tools Found

Jstelt34

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Oct 11, 2019
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So Interesting story here. I was crawfishing for fun with some friends in Upstate New York. Woodstock Area. One of the techniques is to flip over rocks to find them. I flipped over a large stone slab on the side of the stream bed. Underneath was this weird orange and black thick clay like material. It was very thick and oily. It was strange an unlike anything I’ve seen in all the years I’ve been playing in and around the area creeks. So being naturally curious I dug into it bit. Pulled out tons of scoops of this stuff. It was fairly deep. After getting down about 2 feet I started to pull out these stones. At first they were covered in the gunk and I didn’t think much of them. After reaching the bottom of the small pit I hit rock and could go no deeper. I cleaned off the things found in the hole and this is what was found. To my surprise they were clearly man altered tools. One even has a hole drilled through it that would most certainly not occur naturally. I’ve found local Indian tools (Likely Algonquin) but never anything so primitive looking. Most of the tools and arrowheads I found had much more sophisticated craftsmanship. I’m curios if these are maybe evidence of some type of paleo Indian tools? I know there were people in the Hudson valley as far back at 8,000 B.C. Any thoughts would be helpful!
 

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Garscale

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Better pic showing both sides and something like a coin for scale will help
 

antmike915

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They look natural to me, the holes are probably weak areas in the rock that dissolved. I don't see enough evidence of work to say they are artifacts from the pictures.
 

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Jstelt34

Tenderfoot
Oct 11, 2019
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There’s a spot where a 2nd hole was in the process of being drilled. Almost as if something would be threaded through it so it would sit flat when worn or hung from something
 

old digger

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I'm sorry Jack, but I do not see any human alteration (flaking) on your samples. They all appear to be natural rocks.
 

Garscale

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I'm afraid the holes are not drilled. Odd stones for sure but I'm not sure what I'm looking at
 

sandchip

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I'm afraid they're all natural rocks, as everybody said. Keep on looking, and welcome to the forum.
 

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