Will999ParticipantApril 9, 2017 at 6:30 amPost count: 1267
I took my 8 year old son turkey hunting this morning and saw this half sticking out of the creek bed. It definitely looks like it was chipped on purpose but has a really awkward shape.
Curious if it was anything. It looks like more of the chipping work was done on the broader side which has a surprisingly sharp serrated edge. The point on the other hand really isn’t sharp at all. :question:
Thanks!TomcatParticipantApril 9, 2017 at 11:46 amPost count: 665
You are correct, it’s an artifact! I will let those wiser than I give you a better ID, but I would call it a blade, or knife. Matt, Lee or Tom can tell you more. It is interesting in that I think I see a crinoid stem in the material, which would mean it’s made out of something sedimentary. Nice find, thanks for sharing!KeokukCoboyParticipantApril 14, 2017 at 12:33 pmPost count: 791
Great find. Looks like you have a creek to walk this spring. Good luckTrapCycloneParticipantApril 14, 2017 at 12:40 pmPost count: 2552
Nice find and very cool! I’ve always wanted to find a native american artifact, but I never seem to have that kind of luck!WindwalkerParticipantApril 23, 2017 at 2:44 amPost count: 117
Huge looks more like a scraper?The tail round end looks worked sharpe? Maybe the first multi tool ? LolWapelloMarkParticipantApril 23, 2017 at 2:43 pmPost count: 1965
I think it’s a hoe. Way cool find ! B)wmgeorge64ParticipantApril 29, 2017 at 1:21 pmPost count: 365
I was raised south of Fort Dodge and on a small farm East of Otho. People would come out and ask permission to hunt arrow heads and the like…. but I never found one! One day walking down a well worn cow path, I looked down and found a stone Indian head club! First and last of anything found and I still have it today. Looking back now, it was the perfect place for Indian camp grounds, the entire farm was in fact. The top of a hill overlooking a ravine and the Des Moines river not far away.
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