We present this curved stone artifact that we think is unusual. We were so impressed by its hooked shape that we chose to include it in our blog. It may very well have been made during the Archaic or Woodland periods, but it is still fluted at the base as seen from the top view. Additionally, this flute continues as a groove that runs most of the length of the artifact, terminating about an inch and a half from the tip. Although the artifact is seriously curved, it does not form a true "hook" and thus probably never served as a hanger. The artifact could have been used as a hammer or as a hoe to till soil. This curved stone artifact is about ten inches long, (allowing for the curved section), and an inch and a half wide. Tool was discovered in the Genesee valley by Spiritwalker.
Photo 1: Curved Stone Tool, side view.
Photo 2: Top view of artifact showing groove.