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ID:	372302 I thought I had found an unfinished birdstone but as I looked closer I realized it is a tool. The body is pecked and smoothed to fit the right hand for a perfect heavy duty handle. The “beak” has a sharp bit that is perfect for cutting and chopping. It has been well used but is still one of my favorite tool finds.

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      • #4
        Oh my
        Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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          I believe it was also used as a shaft abrader/straightener as well as a gouge. I should mention that I found this unusual thing in a field with very little hard stone but lots of jasper debitage and archaic points at this site.

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          • #6
            That's pretty cool....I probably would've looked right over that....

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            • SurfaceHunter
              SurfaceHunter commented
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              Me to I probably would of thought it was just a rock

          • #7
            Not like any birdstone or tool I have ever seen. A lot of rocks fit perfectly in the hand. It does not make them a tool. It might be an abrader
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            • #8
              Does the blade fold into the handle?
              Michigan Yooper
              If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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              • Lindenmeier-Man
                Lindenmeier-Man commented
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                I hoped my insanity was not relatively contagious to other people !

              • Ron Kelley
                Ron Kelley commented
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                Too late....No vaccination available.

            • #9
              I thought it was an unfinished birdstone at first but realized after I washed it off that it wasn’t. It has definitely been worked and shows wear and sharpening though so it is for sure some type of cutting tool. Without a 3D photo or in hand it is difficult to see how much this rock has been hammered and ground smooth all over. I just wanted to share a unique artifact with y’all.

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              • #10
                That's a cool rock

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                • #11
                  Natural rock in my opinion. Sorry to burst your bubble, but I don’t see an artifact here.
                  My name is Gary. I live in NE South Dakota

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                  • #12
                    I have checked this piece under magnification and it definitely has more than one man made alteration to it that qualifies it as an “artifact”

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                    • #13
                      Come on, you post some nice artifacts but every so often you throw things like this in the mix. So think about it, you found the only one of a kind multipurpose cutter, chopper, shaft abrader, straightener, gouge. Have you done a search and found any similar examples?
                      What are the odds?
                      Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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                      • #14
                        I can buy it being a tool. A birdstone absolutely not IMO.

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                        • #15
                          I joined to share the artifacts that I have found and learn about other artifact finds from other members here. Not trying to sell or prove anything. I was simply sharing my opinion on what this man altered rock might have been used for and seeing if anyone else has found anything similar. Did not realize that there was an online picture authentication services here that don’t even have to look at the piece in hand to verify authenticity lol.

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                          • gregszybala
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                            What did you expect? You made the claims, you proposed what it is in your opinion. You post something like this on the internet, on a forum and expect no comments except, "oh you are so right, I can clearly see everything you claim it to be based on the pictures that show nothing you speak of." We are all here to share and learn from each other. I make no claims as to my authentication services but if I did you wouldn't get it for free! I have voiced my opinion, I'm sorry it rubs you the wrong way. Prove me wrong, I'd be happy to retract my comments if that rock turns out to be all you claim.

                          • Gatorboy
                            Gatorboy commented
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                            Here's how I see it. You make a post called "Unbelievable Birdstone Tool!" and post a pic of what at best appears to be an ancient bludgeoning stone. That is misinformation. But there may be people who don't know that, and take it at face value. That's a problem, that's why when there is misinformation a moderator steps in and points it out...
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