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    Posted 11 years ago

    cocacolaki…
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    This was my grandma's, she said her father found it in the woods who knows how long ago. I've seen simular ones, and they were all native american. Is this one Native american? Does anyone know it's possibly age and value?

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    1. Steve, 11 years ago
      It looks like a Native American hand celt. Where was it found? It is probably worth about twenty dollars. The value could rise if it was found in some unusual place. As for the age, I would guess from the weathering, about 300-500 years old. Nice find!
    2. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 11 years ago
      No where special, I think just somewhere in ohio or michigan. Thanks alot!
    3. Steve, 11 years ago
      It depends on the town. Some collectors from towns will pay hundreds for a postcard of their town.
    4. Chadakoin Chadakoin, 11 years ago
      This is a Native American full-grooved axe, i.e. groove goes all the way around, vs. 3/4-grooved. These were made and used throughout most of North America, with minor variations in form. They're typically dated to 2,000-8,000 B.P.
    5. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 11 years ago
      Thanks Chadakoin! Excuse my ignorance, but, what's B.P.? All I know is B.C. and A.D. timeframes.
    6. Grendelking Grendelking, 11 years ago
      Before present. Before 1950 AD. I know you didn't ask me but, I like to be helpful when I can. :-)
    7. jlennongrrl jlennongrrl, 10 years ago
      My mother found a near identical one in the riverbed here in Waynesville, MO. I wouldn't guess as low as $20....here in Missouri they go for quite a lot more. I've seen some go for a couple hundred. I think it depends on the area you try to sell it in.
    8. Matthew_Harris Matthew_Harris, 10 years ago
      VERY NICE FULL GROOVE AXE ! axe's come in more than a few forms there are raised ridge grooved forms there are pick forms double bit {has two sharp sides} a nd many different shapes and sizes
      each Native was his own artist your axe is worth around $350 with no county info but could sell up to $500 being from Ohio and the fact you know who found it Ohio artifacts have a high collector value
      as far as the other artifact i cant see the top in the picture so i cant call it a celt as of yet and im not sure its size but very nice artifacts ! I am a resident of Missouri as well and but sadly the only axe i have found was the broken bit end :( should take more pics of the other artifact id love to see it
    9. LeVintique LeVintique, 7 years ago
      I concur with Chadakoin 100%, have had one of my own this past year. It was a full groove, double axe head and quite primitive. I believe mine was from the Hohokum Tribe, found on private land in Cochise County, AZ.

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