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Old 05-06-2017, 08:20 AM   #1
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What is this stone tool?

Among the plethora of arrowheads, spear points, hand axes, trilobites, etc. that DW picked up as a kid after her dad plowed the field, there are some less common items.

I've often wondered what this one is. Any ideas?

It's 7 inches long by 4 inches wide and 2 inches thick.
DW thinks it may have been kind of a pestle for grinding corn, but it seems large for that to me. Top and side views here. The bottom is relatively flat although that big groove continues all around.
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Looks like an axe head to me given its width.

https://www.google.com/search?q=prim...w=1164&bih=799
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Looks like an axe head to me given it's width.

https://www.google.com/search?q=prim...w=1164&bih=799
+1 Axe head my best guess.
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Thanks, I guess that must be it.
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Either axe or early prototype of iPhone.
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My bet is it's more of a pick/mattock/hoe. Likely used for busting sod for sowing corn, gourds, and beans.
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