- Item: HS308 *NEW*
- Description: Adze or Celt decent bit -
Found in Logan County, Illinois, this one has a decent bit and nice
shape. It was labeled as an adze, but is really a toss up as to
whether an adze or a celt.
- Size: 4 7/8 x 2 1/4 x 1 7/8 inches
- Item: HS309 *NEW*
- Description: Large Illinois Adze - Found in Knox County,
Illinois, this Adze has some size at over 7". Made from a
hardstone cobble. Ex- Tom Davis, Ex- Monty PEnnington
- Size: 7 5/16 x 2 5/16 inches
- Item: HS301 *NEW*
- Description: Salvaged Adze with Great
Bit - This nice Adze was found in Harrison County, Kentucky.
It has a Very nice bit.
- Size: 2 5/8 x 2 1/4 inches
- Item: HS303 *NEW*
- Description: Hardstone Adze with nice bit -
Here is a nice Adze with a good bit. I have seen this stain before
on hardstone which tells me this piece was recovered long ago and at one
time was wired to a board probably with bailing wire. It has nice
symmetry and form.
- Size: 3 9/16 x 2 1/4 inches
- Item: HS312 *NEW*
- Description: Cotton Rock Celt - This
Celt is made from "Cotton Rock" and is very light. It at one time
was highly polished. Found in Kentucky.
- Size: 3 9/16 x 2 3/16 inches
- Item: HS213
- Description: Very Nice "Cotton Rock" polished
Celt with nice bit - Madison County, Kentucky
- Size: 3 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 5/8 inches
- Item: HS197
- Description: Polished "Cotton Rock" Adz - This Adz is highly polished and appears to have been double ended. One end has been treated badly. (see photos). It is made of highly polished "Cotton Rock". This material is called "Cotton Rock" because of its light weight compared to it's mass. When prehistoric man pecked and ground this material into shape, it was a much heavier stone. However, over the years that it laid buried in the ground, it's weight "leaches" out. The result is that it becomes, in varying degrees, much lighter than it was originally. Because of it's lack of heft, modern agricultural methods really reek havoc on artifacts made of this material. Whole examples of this material are unusual. Ex- Monty & Jewdy Pennington
- Size: 4 7/16 x 2 1/16 inches, 15/16 inches thick
- Item: HS267
- Description: Salvaged Axe Hammerstone - This
Hammerstone was salvaged from an Axe Blade.
- Size: 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches
- Item: HS257
Miniature Reed Drilled Bead
Description: Limonite Bead - This
Limonite Bead was found on the
Fred Lawson Farm, at
the confluence of the Cumberland River and Flat Creek, Knox County by
Don McKeehan. It has exfoliated some, but still retains it's
integrity. This little piece was an eye-opener and a myth buster
for me. FOR those who have said that any cylindrical hole in an
artifact of diameter less than 3/8ths or 7/16ths or so is suspect, this
piece was being reed drilled ( drilled with hollow cane packed with
sand) and the hole diameter is 7/64 ths of an inch. Allowing for
tolerances from the sand, the cane used here was around 3/16 ths of an
inch in diameter. The "nipple" is about the size of a pencil lead!
This piece, Jewdy loved, so I am retiring it to her personal collection
but I wanted to post it for everyone for educational purposes!
Jewdy Pennington Collection
Size: 1 1/16 x 9/16 inches