Is there any sign of pecking on this rock?

Oct 2, 2012
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I see no signs at all.
 

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It is kind of shaped like Treasure Hunters little deplorable feller, lol. Just joking. Keep lookin man.
 

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I agree that this stone shows no obvious signs of being pecked, ground, or humanly worked to manipulate it into the shape or form it currently has.
With that said, I do believe this stone shows some light pecking, grinding or wear on the high spots and ends. This type of wear looks like it could be present due to this stone having been used carefully as a crushing or pressing tool by humans, or it could just be there because this stone tumbled naturally in a creek for a long time, or spent some time being roughly transported with other stones, such as might occur if it was gathered from a field tossed into a wheelbarrow with similar stones, then dumped into a fence row or other area where people tend to gather and store stones.
If you look carefully you can see how the depressed area has a near solid grey patina, and that grey patina has been worn away to an extent on the ends and high spots.
If this item were found on a known prehistoric site where stones of this type were not deposited by geologic forces, I would consider it an artifact, but I still probably would not bring it home, mainly due to it's size, weight, and the dubious and debatable attribution of it being an artifact. If this item were found along a stream bank, or any other place where stones of this type were naturally found, you shouldn't think twice about leaving it right there.
 

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Yes because I did not find this in a creek or river, I found it on a mountain area with a lot of woods
 

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Looks like one of those Bratwurst rocks
 

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Here is a pic of a very hard igneous rock. It shows obvious pecking and a decent polish. There are lots of variables to determine pecking. One of the variables is the type of stone used to peck and the stone that is being pecked. Peck marks can look different with different materials. Another variable is how well has the grinding process hidden the peck marks. Most of the time on utilitarian type stone artifacts you can still see some peck marks but if you run your hand across the surface it feels smooth. Sometimes a rock can looked pecked but really parts of the surface breakdown through natural process of aging.
 

jamus peek

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Here are a couple pics of a hoof like pestle. This shape is common for my area. You can see peck marks on the surface that have been ground down and polished but not ground down to where pecking is not visible it is a softer stone. You can also see the bottom has been flattened from use and shows red ochre on the flattened area. It is fairly common to find pestles with red ochre on them.
 

jamus peek

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1504898139464-1199491186.jpg here is another type of pestle. Not sure if it is considered a roller pestle or not. Either way it is perfectly shaped through the pecking and grinding process. Again peck marks are apparent but when I run my hand across it is really smooth and polished.
 

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That reminds me. At this time of year, we need to keep an eye out for moccasins.
 

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