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I don’t have a lot of experience with mauls and axes and such but sure looks good to me. Nice find
 

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Thats not just a every day find , to alot of hunters and myself thats a good find , i have never even found a piece of a maul.
 

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WOW That is an AMAZING FIND :) NICE GOING !!!
 

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I don't think it's a maul. The groove is to narrow for a handle. A handle that skinny would snap off. No wear on either end from use. Nice find for sure.
I Think it is still a NICE FIND :) . I know very very little about artifacts though
 

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Newman you seem to be a person of knowledge . This is not a negative question. How would a stone like that be formed ?
 

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Newman you seem to be a person of knowledge . This is not a negative question. How would a stone like that be formed ?
I would say it's possible it's natural but has the definite look of being man made. I just don't think it was a maul which would have been swung hard and should show serious wear on either end. As well as the narrow groove wouldn't facilitate a handle stout enough to not break when used. What its purpose was I have no idea. It may help if the finder told us which state it was found in.
 

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Could also have been in process of being made and not finished.
 

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Could also have been in process of being made and not finished.
T_H how would they make such a tool. Would they use another stone to carve the grooves ?
 

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T_H how would they make such a tool. Would they use another stone to carve the grooves ?
They would use another hard stone to peck and form the groove and stone tools
 
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Thanks for all the positive replies, although as some have already mentioned regarding it possibly being a maul, I'd like to highlight its features of it being too narrow of a groove to haft a handle around it considering its weight, the lack of other marks suggesting it was bound with animal hide/strips of bark or other means to hold said wooden handle in place and the apparent lack of impact fractures that would suggest it being a hammering tool of sorts. The fact that the natives relied heavily on fishing in this area makes the notion of it being a weight much more realistic.

Glad to have spurred some discussion, nonetheless. Will gladly post updates on it or any further finds.
 

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