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North America, Native American, Central States, ca. 1000 to 1600 CE. An ensemble of three Native American Stone tools. First, a rough-faced and grey-hued discoid with two indentations (known as cupules), one on top and one on bottom, is of the widespread class of artifact known variously as a cupstone, nutting stone, anvil stone, or pitted cobble, made from a granite river cobble. Second is a beige-hued hand axe with a full groove around a flared handle, and a long and tapered axe end. Last but certainly not least is a lengthy stone pestle, orange in color, with a smooth and slender handle and a large pounding shaft with a rough and rounded end. Size of cupstone: 4" W x 1.75" H (10.2 cm x 4.4 cm); Size of axe: 2" W x 6.25" H (5.1 cm x 15.9 cm); Size of pestle: 2" W x 14.5" H (5.1 cm x 36.8 cm).

Provenance: private Denver, Colorado, USA collection, acquired by father before 1970 and then through descent

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All have age-commensurate surface wear and nice mineral deposits. Cupstone has roughness and wear around periphery; axe has losses to handle and axe end; and pestle has losses to shaft, pounding end, and handle.

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Trio of Native American Stone Tools

Estimate $200 - $300Sep 25, 2017