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    Posted 12 years ago

    tomkat779
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    This is an american indian artifact from my wife's father. It's from KNOX COUNTY, OHIO. It's like a museum piece. Haven't been able to find any info on the net, or even seen anything like it. Most searches only turn up numerous pics of arrowheads. Have seen a couple of mortars. Mostly the traditional longer upright types, but no pestles to match. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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    tomkat779@prodigy.net

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    1. lawat56 lawat56, 12 years ago
      looks like you got it right mortar & pestle a very fine one i must say it was used to grind up there berries and herbs and such to make there war paint and break up there nuts and for what ever they may have a need for grinding up, what size is your looks very nice, the stone or flint has a great look to it ,thanks for sharing lawat56
    2. tomkat779, 12 years ago
      it's not very big. measures 4 1/2" across x 4" front to back x 2" high. Looks bigger in the pics.
    3. ilovethehunt, 11 years ago
      mortar and round pestle its for grinding nuts and things. iam sure its very old check out the indian in the area it come from or museums. mortars and pestle never alike there made from different stones. nice find

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