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    Posted 7 years ago

    okeeffe294
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    I got this in a mystery box at an estate sale. It looks like it was worked into some kind of tool. Its twice as heavy as a bone this size would be. Im thinking early NATIVE AMERICAN tool. Maybe petrified? Just wondering what it is .Please help.

    Best regards.

    Brian O'Keeffe

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      A part for a prehistoric PC! LOL
    2. okeeffe294 okeeffe294, 7 years ago
      Early American flash drive. Thanks Blunder!
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Actually, I was thinking more toward a memory stick! LOL
    4. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      memory stick! LOL.... lol ........yet it doesssssss
    5. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      part of a horse bone ....? dog ... last owner ...?
    6. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      take it to a vet they should be able to tell .....
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Try to plug it in a USB slot 1st. Sorry okeef, I seem to have lead your poste astray! I'm good at leading things & people astray. But it's fun!!
    8. okeeffe294 okeeffe294, 7 years ago
      BLUNDERBUSS......You are O.K in my book. laughter is the music of the soul.
    9. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      too funny! blunderbuss2 leading CW people astray w/ his 'memory stick'! my memory sticks too - more and more, everyday! but you know you're in trouble when you're stuck on the same memory, all the time!

      but in seriousness, this is a very, very odd piece or possibly a total fake. if it's from the Americas, it would have to be under 18-20,000 yrs old - not nearly long enough for bone to become fossilized. very mummified, yes! petrified, NO! you need millions of years for that to take place. all the organic matter in the piece is gone and has been replaced w/ mineral matter in order for petrification to take place. when you consider that homo species have only really been toolmakers for the past three million years, and only in very specific locations - like the Rift Valley in Eritrea and Kenya, it puts things into a proper perspective. The Homo species fossils are actually petrified, but only partially. For that reason, they are very fragile/brittle and for the most part, tiny little pieces.
    10. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      It looks like part of a slingshot - using cow knuckle bones, which are pretty heavy and durable even without petrification.
    11. okeeffe294 okeeffe294, 7 years ago
      ho2cultcha, THANK YOU!! What an exciting and interesting explanation. I appreciate your expertise.

      Best regards,

      Brian O'Keeffe
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Ho2, senility has it's advantages. I just can't remember what they are.
    13. musikchoo musikchoo, 7 years ago
      Could have been used for JWTP !!! (:-D)
    14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Ok musik, I'll fall. What does "JWTP" stand for?
    15. musikchoo musikchoo, 7 years ago
      John Wayne Toilet Paper (:-D) (:-D)
    16. musikchoo musikchoo, 7 years ago
      Thank You Blunderbuss, I was about to blow up !!! (:-DD)
    17. okeeffe294 okeeffe294, 7 years ago
      Clearly a higher caliber than normal sort of people on Collectors weekly.
      Thanks everyone, I needed some light hearted humor.

      Brian
    18. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Got anymore pre-hysterical puter stuff you want ID'd?
    19. okeeffe294 okeeffe294, 7 years ago
      I think there is a JWTP box in the gallery. As soon as I find it Ill post.
      Thanks again blunder!

      Brian
    20. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      if I had a bone like that I would put a pot of water on the stove throw the bone in it and some peas and valaaaaa...bone that old guts have some flavor....lol if not... will make a good paperweight...
    21. okeeffe294 okeeffe294, 7 years ago
      Im gonna stick some books in there too! lol
      Thanks Roy!
    22. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      WARNING! Don't put your books in Roy's pot!
    23. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      lol don't listen to bb stick some books in that pot too,.. it will be like eating brain food ..what eh heck Chinese did up 100 year old eggs an eat them yum yum ..smiling hope you have a since of humor..lol
    24. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      LOL, Roy! I'm going to be a fireman when I grow up! How about you?
    25. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      dang..trying to work the keyboard over a the dang 45 lb coon cat ..wife is in the chair snoring like a dam trucker and i'm',suppose to be able to type with no typ000000's lol
      been bouncing back and forth to the bay bought another roycroft book call ali baba ..that's me buddy ..smiling oh ya ...sense, did _dig..
      You only want to be a fireman so someone will pull your hose...lol
    26. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Your explanation doesn't sound too shabby Roy, but I have found that girls like uniforms! I like them without one.
      Sorry Okeeff! Afraid I hijacked your poste with #1. Hey! I'm good at it! What else can I say! Glad you have a sense of humour. Ignore Roy. We are like Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis except we haven't decided who is playing which role.
    27. musikchoo musikchoo, 7 years ago
      Ifeel very strongly in the left field of the arena of downtrodden dinosaurs
    28. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      "downtrodden dinosaurs"..ya that's it foresure ....not ..ham bone from a smoked shoulder with out peas ...and Brian< really enjoyed your post,. as for blunder don't mind him he's just an old fart....lol with no skill at knowing what the hell people are posting hear ,..but we let him hang hear appose to letting him sit in the Conner drooling all night ..smiling
    29. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      "I Brake For Dinosaurs".
    30. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 7 years ago
      I Brake For Dinosaurs"..... lets make some bumper sticker we'll all get richhhhhhhhlol

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