Please help id axe

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Found last month in a northern MN field
last month, right before they temp went below zero. I believe the area has been home to Chippewa, Ojibwa, Dakota.

I've looked at Overstreet and all over the net but can't find examples of an axe like this, so any info will be greatly appreciated.

The most notable thing about this axe is its faceted surfaces, each one distinctively finished by either pecking, grinding, or flaking. I've never seen an axe with all these techniques visible. The facets are of varying thickness, cleverly designed to deliver forc 20220125_204053_HDR~2.jpg e without damaging the axe or making it heavy. It's comfortable to grip as a hand axe, but does anyone know if these were also hafted into tomahawks?

So many questions!
 

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Your on the same track I was on, I took a lot of rocks home that were nothing when I was first getting interested. The biggest thing I looked for were rocks that weren’t like the others(hint: that doesn’t make them na) the more I took home and studied the better I was able to pick out human made objects, keep at it, keep asking and eventually the real ones will almost glow when you seem out in the dirt

Know what Stormesweet? I would have picked that up and looked it over too. I got a little experience and would have figured it out, but it would have caught my eye.
Aw, it's good to know I'm developing an eye for NA artifacts!👀👀👀
 
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Your on the same track I was on, I took a lot of rocks home that were nothing when I was first getting interested. The biggest thing I looked for were rocks that weren’t like the others(hint: that doesn’t make them na) the more I took home and studied the better I was able to pick out human made objects, keep at it, keep asking and eventually the real ones will almost glow when you seem out in the dirt.
Haha you know it! I've got so many rocks that stood out from the rest - they're lined up on ledges, taking up counter space, occupying tables and my nightstand... On the plus side, I've discovered that I really like rocks. They're mysterious, like paleo-indian artifacts. I look at them multiple times a day, seeing how the different angles of the sun and artificial lighting brings out different aspects of their character.
 

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Haha you know it! I've got so many rocks that stood out from the rest - they're lined up on ledges, taking up counter space, occupying tables and my nightstand... On the plus side, I've discovered that I really like rocks. They're mysterious, like paleo-indian artifacts. I look at them multiple times a day, seeing how the different angles of the sun and artificial lighting brings out different aspects of their character.
I am afraid most of what you have brought home will be natural stones.
 

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