Carved Bone Relic?

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Tenderfoot
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Can anyone help identify this? Its bone or ivory. Sharp at both ends. Had details etched into it. About 8.5". Could it be a primitive weapon or some kind of tool? Thanks
 

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CreakyDigger

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Hi, welcome to treasurenet. How did you acquire it?
 

crashbandicoot

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I,ve seen pics of tools like that used as fish catching devices.Line was fastened in the middle and when pulled the device would lodge crossways in the mouth of the fish.At 8.5 inches however it would be for a BIG fish.Another possibility,a Polynesian tattoo tool.Way out there I know but a maybe.
 

newnan man

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Bone hair pin or pin for any number of uses. Very common find here in Florida. Used by Native Americans for thousands of years. 20201212_131331.jpg
 
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Rmeav8r

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Alligators and Crocodiles have been caught this way for centuries....so that's a possibility.

I,ve seen pics of tools like that used as fish catching devices.Line was fastened in the middle and when pulled the device would lodge crossways in the mouth of the fish.At 8.5 inches however it would be for a BIG fish.Another possibility,a Polynesian tattoo tool.Way out there I know but a maybe.
 

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