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    Normally when someone says, “A friend of a friend has this problem...”, they are referring to themselves.
    Not the case here! I wish this was my problem.
    A friend of a friend found this in a construction site in Ohio. Apparently directly on the bulldozer path!
    Looking forward to your thoughts.
    Flint Eastwood
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    northwestern Pennsylvania

  • #2
    Never seen anything like that in my area...
    do you know the size?
    Southeastern Minnesota’s driftless area

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    • Flint Eastwood
      Flint Eastwood commented
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      Sorry Up North...I do not.
      I do know I may look into a second job as a construction worker/bulldozer.

  • #3
    I don’t know, but it is very cool!
    Midland Co, TX - "My neck hurts from looking down!"

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    • #4
      Up North,
      I noticed an adult male thumb in far right of photo. Most thumbs are about an inch...putting the piece at about 3 inches wide?
      northwestern Pennsylvania

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      • Up-north
        Up-north commented
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        Interesting... sure looks authentic.
        I don’t even know what I would call it.
        I’ll be watching this, to see what others think....✌️

    • #5
      No expert on every Ohio artifact, but that doesn't look like anything I've seen here. The Hopewell culture did have some spectacular pieces though. Would not rule it out, but again, not a style I've ever researched.
      Central Ohio

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      • flintguy
        flintguy commented
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        Will be watching this thread to see if I can learn something new.

      • Hal Gorges
        Hal Gorges commented
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        Just read your comment...took a closer look at all the info....I was a little troubled b the fact that this f of a f didn’t jerk it out of the ground but had the presence of mind to take an in situ..

    • #6
      Whaaaaaaaat.....

      Crazy. I look forward to someone more knowledgable than I chiming in.
      Western Kentucky

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      • #7
        I cannot speak for the friend of my friend.
        However, I can wholeheartedly vouch for my friend...he is one of the most knowledgeable artifact hunters I know. He has completed extensive work with Carnegie Museum. It came from him with a stamp of approval. Upon nearly wrecking my car, I accepted it as such.
        Flint
        northwestern Pennsylvania

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        • #8
          Is it some kind of double ended Axe. Pointy on one end and a bit on the other?
          Last edited by TexAg; 05-09-2021, 07:12 PM.
          Midland Co, TX - "My neck hurts from looking down!"

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          • #9
            Ceremonial object?
            Southeastern Minnesota’s driftless area

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            • Flint Eastwood
              Flint Eastwood commented
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              That is precisely what my father and a family friend immediately thought.

          • #10
            Nice artifact.

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            • #11
              Wow, that's really cool! Looks like the center groove was for hafting. My guess would be a war club.

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              • #12
                Probably because I have never seen anything like it before ever but I think it’s modern just cause I’ve never seen one before like it. I’m not a geologist but even the material doesn’t look correct to me. I could be wrong it wouldn’t be the first time. Maybe Paul will see it and tell us what he thinks someone with more knowledge. It’s interesting
                NW Georgia

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                • Flint Eastwood
                  Flint Eastwood commented
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                  I agree I have never seen anything like it before...but would that stop me from picking it up?
                  As far as I know, the guy is a hard-working blue collar guy with no interest in collecting.
                  Right place, right time with an observant eye.
                  I have zero reason to doubt my friend of a friend.
                  I am happy for both him and the fact pieces like this are still coming to the surface in 2021.

              • #13
                Burial good , outstanding !
                Lubbock County Tx

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                • #14
                  war club, skull cracker, nasty little bugger too, hate to get hit in the head with that,
                  2ET703 South Central Texas

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                  • #15
                    Looks like a ceremonial Celt/club...if it’s fake they certainly did an A1 job of faking, way to many all around details imo to be fake.
                    Floridaboy.

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                    • flintguy
                      flintguy commented
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                      It does look very good. There are a few axes with that cone end, but with that kind if flared celt like bit? Never saw those two combined. Very interesting though.
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