Please help with identification


Jul 19, 2020
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Hey all,
I’m new to this forum and was hoping that someone could help me identify this “artifact”.
It was given to me recently and apparently it was found in a creek in Tennessee.
I was told that it could potentially be a incomplete Mortar? The depression in the center definitely appears to be chipped out, but I’m not sure if it’s handcrafted or a natural formation.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks ~ Monkeyclump

PS - Awesome forum


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Pretty cool. I am in Tennessee and see that type of rock often. I think it could have been used but the rock I think is natural. Morters are worn from use and usually not formed. Sometimes the pestle is made though...
I think is more of a candidate for the fossil section.

Welcome to T-Net we think its pretty awesome too. If you want I can move it to the fossil section? Just let me know.


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Feb 3, 2010
Welcome. There is a thread here "Got a rock you want identified?" There are some very helpful people there and will get you an I.D.. Good luck.

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I imagine the rough texture of the bottom would be pretty inefficient for grinding or crushing with all those little pockets and ridges. It is a cool stone though

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