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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-08-2017, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Wedge made of stone

I found this today at the base base of my treestand. No idea of how many times I've passed it over the years. I thought it was wood but when I picked it up it was stone.
Using the pic as reference, the side facing the camera is smooth and the top is smooth, bottom and other side are more rough.
I'm sure the Native Americans used many tools, could this be a stone wedge?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 12-14-2017, 12:28 PM
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It may be a celt but its awfully symmetrical. Google "Indian celt" I'll show the pic to my relic hunting buddy when I get a chance and see what he says.

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That's a neat find.
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Ancient door stop
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It would be good to see a picture or 2 of the area you picked it up in .
I see 2 ridges on the one angled side ? You sure it isn't made of concrete ?

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I'd be inclined to think it might be a coal mine timber wedge.

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Nice find. Could it be a stone for honing metal tools, or broadheads?
Looks like there are wear marks on the long surface... (?)

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I am by no means an anthropologist but the Native American artifacts I have seen all seem to have more rounded, worn edges often to a degree of almost being polished. Again could be wrong but looks like a sandstone too which would be a pretty poor choice for any sort of impact tool.
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It may be a celt but its awfully symmetrical. Google "Indian celt" I'll show the pic to my relic hunting buddy when I get a chance and see what he says.

I showed the pic to my buddy. He doesn't seem to think its a celt. He said if it is a relic, it may be a preform of something. He said he's never seen anything like that before. I suspect its more modern because of how symmetrical it is. Whatever it is, its still pretty cool.

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Thanks guys.
It is more symmetrical than any Celt I have seen. I would guess it as something more modern than a Celt, but how modern I don't know. It is more rough on some sides than others.
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