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EXTREMELY RARE ~ Medicine Man Crystal Axe ~

Item #: CQ-1
Size: ~ 3 13/16" high x 2 7/8" wide x 1 3/4" inches in depth
Material: Crystal Quartz
Age: Probably Late Archaic (5,500 to 2,500 BP)
American Indian Tools:
A very rare find: "An interesting artifact for sure. It appears to be from the Late Archaic to Early Woodland Period. Most likely it is a ceremonial axe made for a chieftain or medicine man because crystal cannot take impact like conventional hardstone axes. Because crystal has the tendency to shatter and splinter when being worked, this was a dangerous tool to manufacture - even today - without eye protection. Crystal doesn't age fast like that of flint either. That is to say, crystal usually has shallow, tight fractures that are not hinged like flint so accumulates less dirt in the cracks. On close examination I am able to see that this crystal does have accumulated dirt deep in its fractures and that is impossible to fake on just one side of the artifact. I would have to say this artifact is authentic and of museum quality." S.M.H.
Provenance: "My Dad bought it from someone at the 7 mile fair in Wisconsin in 1990. That's all We know about it." - B.L. consignment
Date found: 1970s - 1980s
Price: $45,000    or best offer 
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RARE ~ Archaic Indian Stone Axe/Hammer ~ RARE

Item #: DGAH1  Double-Groove Axe (Hammer) Head 
Size: ~ 6 1/8" long
Material: Gray Granite
Age: Probably Late Archaic (5,500 to 2,500 BP)
American Indian Tools:
A very rare find.  Double- grooved axe head!  It was extremely difficult to grind a groove around hard stone - even today with modern hand tools. Now imagine grinding TWO grooves around the one stone - for whatever purpose - in good symmetry! This is museum grade. Nowhere in Hothem's reference books could we find a double-grooved axe, celt or adze head - and this is a nice big one.
Provenance: Belgrade, Montana - K.H. consignment
Date found: 1960s
Price: $2250    or best offer 
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I just received the pieces and all I can say is, wow! Thank you so much will be buying more soon. Rick, FL

 

   

Archaic Indian Axe
Item #: AH1
Size:  4 3/16>" long x 2 1/2>” wide x 1 3/4" thick with 7/8" wide groove
Material: Hematite hornblende
Age: Middle Archaic (8,000 – 5,500 BP)
American Indian Tools: Axe Head 3/4 Groove. May have been resharpened by Archaic Indian. A very nice piece heavily grooved and nearly 100% intact with just a tiny chip missing on lower middle l
eft of groove ridge in upper right photo, facing viewer - groove and groove ridge are totally intact all around artifact. Good overall symmetry. In 100% condition.
Provenance: Illinois, Knox County; Spoon River Area

Date found:
Sept. 2009 Farm auction, Galesburg, IL
Price: $660    or best offer 
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CELTS ADZES

Woodland Indian Celt

Item #: C4  Mini-Celt
Size: 2 9/16<" long x 1 5/8>" wide x 11/16<" thick
Material: Granite
Age: Early Woodland (2,500 to 2,200 BP)

American Indian Tools: A nice little Indian tool for your arrowhead collection. Back end has a piece missing but has been worn completely smooth from ancient use.
Provenance: Warren County, IL
Date found:
Antique Mall; Nov. 2012, Galesburg, IL
Price: $150   

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Item #: C3  Flared Celt 
Size: 5 5/8" long x 3.0" wide x 1 3/8<" thick
Material: Gneiss hardstone
Age: Middle Woodland (2,200 – 1,800 BP)
Comments: The tortured underside of this celt was caused by the farmers' discus implement until the artifact was picked up. Note usage chip on narrow end. Good price for an artifact with such a distinguished provenance.
Provenance:
The Glenn Westlake Collection* from northern Schuyler (pronounced “Sky•ler”) County or southern Fulton County near where the Sangamon and the great Illinois River converge. This artifact was found near the tiny town of Bader, just south of Astoria IL and also near Crane Lake.
Acquisition: Genevie Westlake auction in Astoria, IL on July 23, 2011

Price: $150
  
SOLD

American Indian Stone Age Tools

AD1  Adze

AD1  Adze

Woodland Indian Adze

Item #: AD1  Adze
Size: 5 1/2" long x 2 1/8" wide x 1 1/2" thick
Material: Olivine Hornblende hardstone
Actual color: Cucumber Green                                            (Actual color: Cucumber Green)
Age: Early Woodland (2,500 to 2,200 BP)
American Indian Tools: Adze. A beautiful polished deep green piece that feels hard, smooth and ancient in the hand. Though polished, has an excellent grip for use as a hand tool due to worn pitting in the body of the stone. In 100% condition.
Provenance: Spoon River valley in Illinois, Knox County
Date found:
Auction House; June 2010, Galesburg, IL
Price: $440    or best offer 
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WAR HAMMERS

Woodland Indian Stone War Club

Item #: WC2
Size: ~4 3/4" long
Material: Light Gray Granite
Age: Probably Woodland (2,500 - 1,250 BP)
American Indian Tools:
War club head
Provenance: Belgrade, Montana - K.H. consignment
Date found: 1960s
Price: $425
  
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Indian War Club
Item #: AH8
Size: 3 5/8" x 3 1/4" semi-round x 1 1/2" thick with 7/8" wide groove
Material: Tan Gneiss hardstone
Age: Middle Archaic (8,000 – 5,500 BP)
American Indian Tools: War Hammer 2/4 Groove. This round, biscuit war hammer found at site 2601B has its obvious signs of use. In center photo, note missing chunk on upper right section of the stone.
Provenance:
Illinois, Knox County  Spoon River bottomland
Date found: From figurine site 2601B. March 2003

Price: $185
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KNIVES SCRAPERS

Item #: K11
Type: Paleo Crescent Knife
Length:2 3/16"
Material: Bone White Flint
Age: Late Paleo-Indian - Plano Culture 13,200 - 12,900
Probable Usage: Crescent knife blades are rare.
Provenance: Spoon River valley in Illinois, Knox County. From the Delores Hampton Collection
near Williamsfield, IL where many of the figurines on this website were found.
Acquisition: April 2001
$99 
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Item #: K12
Type: Paleo Knife
Length:2 1/2>"
Material: Bone White Flint
Age: Late Paleo-Indian - Plano Culture 13,200 - 12,900
Probable Usage: Knife blade.
Provenance: Spoon River valley in Illinois, Knox County. From the Delores Hampton Collection
near Williamsfield, IL where many of the figurines on this website were found.
Acquisition: April 2001
$19   
SOLD

American Indian Stone Age Tools

Indian stone tools look crude and primitive but Indian stone tools can cut, pierce and chip. The Native American Indians made stone tools from limited material stock.

 

HOES DRILLS

DRILLS are RARE !

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D5
Type: Drill
Length: 1 5/8<”
Material: Gray Flint
Age: Middle Woodland (2,200 – 1,800 BP)
Comments: A very articulated drill
Provenance: Peoria County, IL
Acquisition: 2012 Spoon River Scenic Drive from an independent dealer.
Price: $100
SOLD

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D6
Type: Drill
Length: 1 3/4<”
Material: Two-Toned Tan Flint
Age: Middle Woodland (2,200 – 1,800 BP)
Comments: A very articulated drill
Provenance: Peoria County, IL
Acquisition: 2012 Spoon River Scenic Drive from an independent dealer.
Price: $120

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D7
Type: Drill
Length: 2 1/4”
Material: Bone Flint
Age: Early Archaic (11,600 to 8,000 BP)
American Indian Tools: Holes in hides, wood - very rare, old and primitive drill, may have been used impact style.
Provenance: Lima Lake, IL.
Acquisition: Antiques Mall / Galesburg, IL 1999
Price: $135

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Item #: D2
Type: Drill
Length: 1 5/8”
Material: Red Chert
Age: Late Archaic
(5,500 – 2,500 BP)
American Indian Tools: Holes in hides, wood
Provenance: Illinois, Knox County, Spoon River bottomland
Date found: 1999
Price: $45
  
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American Indian Stone Age Tools

Item #: D1
Type: Drill
Length: 2”
Material: Teal flint
Age:
Early Woodland (2,500 to 2,200 BP)
American Indian Tools: Holes in hides, wood - very pretty material
Provenance: Illinois, Knox County, Spoon River bottomland
Date found: 1998
Price: $75
    SOLD

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D4
Type: Keyhole Drill
Length: 1 1/16"
Material: White Bone Flint
Age: Age: Early Woodland (2,500 to 2,200 BP)
 
Probable Usage: A drill used with the thumb and forefinger. The tip shows signs that the original owner was right-handed.
Provenance: Fulton County IL,
Date found: Purchased from independent dealer in Galesburg IL, Mar. 2012

$35  

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Woodland Indian Stone Tool

S2    Hoe                                                                                                                                               Size: 5" long, 2 1/2" wide, 1 1/4" thick
Material: Waxy gray flint
Age:
Middle Woodland (2,200 – 1,800 BP)
American Indian Tools: General purpose scraping and digging
Provenance: Illinois, Pike County
Date found: From the
Fred Smith Collection. Mr. Smith was an avid local collector who’s had Indian artifacts displayed in Lar Hothem’s numerous guide books. May 2009 Auction, Galesburg, IL
Price: $147

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SANDERS GRINDERS

Woodland Indian Stone Fire Starter

Item #: G6   Fire Starter Stone 
Size: ~4" wide
Material: Sandstone
Age: Probably Woodland (2,500 - 1,250 BP)
American Indian Tools: Grinder. This well-worn, hand-sized grinding stone was likely used to start fires by protecting the palm or as a base stone while twirling the starting stick.
Provenance: Belgrade, Montana - K.H. consignment
Date found: 1960s
Price: $125  
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PLUMMETS SCRIBES

American Indian Stone Age Tools

Plummet

Item:BR1                                                                  Size: 3 1/8>" long, 1 7/8<" wide, 1 1/8<" thick
Material: Limestone
Age: Middle Woodland (2,200 to 1,800 BP)
American Indian Tools: Bead Rock or "Sinker" for Holding nets underwater
Provenance: Illinois, Warren County
Date found: From the
Fred Smith Collection. Mr. Smith was an avid local collector who’s had Indian artifacts displayed in Lar Hothem’s numerous guide books. May 2009 Auction, Galesburg, IL
Price: $40
  
SOLD

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Item #: MT2   Scribe
Length: 1 11/16>"
Material: White Flint
Age: Middle Woodland (2,200 – 1,800 BP)
American Indian Tools: Scribe (writing tool) or Drill used to cut notches, images or holes into antler, ivory, bone or wood.
Provenance: Peoria Co, Illinois
Date found: Auction May 2004, Hanna City, IL
Price: $31
  
SOLD

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RARE TOOLS

American Indian Stone Age Tools

Woodland Indian Stone Tool
Item #: RT4   Multi-Tool
Length: 3 3/8<"
Material: White flint
Age: Middle Woodland (2,200 – 1,800 BP)
American Indian Tools: This unique artifact has a scribe point at the bottom for writing on bone and wood and it shows a bit of wear. There is a smooth edge on one side near the lower end of the tool and a serrated edge for sawing near the upper end. The other side of the tool has 2 different size spoke shavers for arrow shafts and is also quite sharp. On top of that, this tool could also be used as a spear point. The original "Swiss Army Knife".
Provenance: Knox Co, Illinois
Date found: Auction May 2004, Hanna City, IL
Price: $235   
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Archaic Indian Stone Scalpel
Item #: RT1  Uni-Blade Knife
Length: 1 11/16"
Material: Crystal-Fossil Milky Quartz
Age:
Early Archaic (9,500 to 8,000 BP)
American Indian Tools:
Knife. This beautiful crystal-fossil crinoid stem ("Indian Beads") milky quartz artifact may have been used in surgery.
Provenance:
Illinois, Fulton County  Spoon River bottomland
Date found: Auction May 2004, Hanna City, IL
Price: $125   
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Archaic Indian Stone Tool
Item #: RT2   Lefty Hand Hammer
Size: 5 1/4" long x 2 5/8" wide x 1 1/4" thick
Material: Hematite Hornblende
Age: Probably
Middle Archaic (8,000 to 5,500 BP)
American Indian Tools:
Extremely rare! This is an amazing feat of Stone Age engineering: Fits in the left hand as if it were molded by squeezing clay - but this is hard iron-based hornblende stone! Both ends are flat for pounding. Note ancient impact chips on the ends. The original "brass knuckles". Will not stand up on either end without leaning it on a vertical surface. Great price too!
Provenance: Peoria Co, Illinois
Date found: Auction May 2004, Hanna City, IL
Price: $485 
 SOLD

 

Archaic Indian Stone Tool
Item #: RT3  Hand File  
Size: 2 3/4<" long x 1 13/16<" high
Material: Sandstone conglomerated to Slate
Age: Probably
Middle Archaic (8,000 to 5,500 BP)
American Indian Tools:
Extremely rare!  Because of the fine grain of the sandstone (the "snails' shell") this artifact may have been an Indian maiden's personal fingernail file. Most of us modern humans take it for granted that we have fingernail files - 11,000 years ago this item would have been a luxury. We have not tried it out for fear of devaluating its original patina.
Provenance: Fulton Co, Illinois
Date found: Auction May 2004, Hanna City, IL
Price: $75
 

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