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Posted By: charliezap, 01-24-2015, 12:41 PM

I posted this picture for the Weekly Challenge (history) but I'm sharing it here because some may find it interesting.This piece weighs about 5lbs.--charliezap

This has been passed down to my wife. In the 1930's her grandfather found this Indian axe in his backyard here in Saugus Ma. on the banks of the Saugus River. The Indians had camps along the river where they did their fishing and hunting. An expert told me that it probably dates back to the Archaic Age to maybe 4000 years ago and was most likely a tool instead of a weapon. I wish that when I hold it I could get a vibe or vision of who may have held this many many years ago but that is just wishful thinking on my part. A funny aside to this story is that my wife's mother was using this artifact as a door stop years ago before it was given to her.--charliezap

Here is the story that was done on it almost 5 yrs ago.
http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/north-american-indian-artifacts/24767-anci...-doorstop.html

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Very cool!

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Very cool!

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Thanks Jim--It's one hell of a paperweight.--charliezap
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very interesting artifact Charlie and I enjoyed the link also. I think the estimate on worth is way low. TFS.....

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very interesting artifact Charlie and I enjoyed the link also. I think the estimate on worth is way low. TFS.....
Thanks Bob--I don't know what it's really worth but it is in a safe place.--charliezap
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What an amazing artifact. The thought that someone held and used this piece 4000 years ago right in the area you live has got to be one of awe.

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What an amazing artifact. The thought that someone held and used this piece 4000 years ago right in the area you live has got to be one of awe.

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Thanks Jer.Maybe I should let a physic hold it.--capn zap
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I think it's really cool that you have a piece of history in your hands, congrats!

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I think it's really cool that you have a piece of history in your hands, congrats!
Thanks Tom--If that piece could only talk.--charliezap
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A marvelous artifact and well presented. I have an Australian Aboriginal axehead that is very different to this one, with nowhere near the finish as on this one. In the next few days I will get a photo of it to post.
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
I posted this picture for the Weekly Challenge (history) but I'm sharing it here because some may find it interesting.This piece weighs about 5lbs.--charliezap

This has been passed down to my wife. In the 1930's her grandfather found this Indian axe in his backyard here in Saugus Ma. on the banks of the Saugus River. The Indians had camps along the river where they did their fishing and hunting. An expert told me that it probably dates back to the Archaic Age to maybe 4000 years ago and was most likely a tool instead of a weapon. I wish that when I hold it I could get a vibe or vision of who may have held this many many years ago but that is just wishful thinking on my part. A funny aside to this story is that my wife's mother was using this artifact as a door stop years ago before it was given to her.--charliezap

Here is the story that was done on it almost 5 yrs ago.
Ancient Axe Used as Doorstop
Beautiful ground stone axe.
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I love old artifacts like this. I'm like you.... if you could only get a "vision" of what it's past held. If it was a weapon, it could certainly cause a lot of hurt!
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Love this kinda stuff! You've done a really nice job of recording it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by charliezap Quote
I posted this picture for the Weekly Challenge (history) but I'm sharing it here because some may find it interesting.This piece weighs about 5lbs.--charliezap

This has been passed down to my wife. In the 1930's her grandfather found this Indian axe in his backyard here in Saugus Ma. on the banks of the Saugus River. The Indians had camps along the river where they did their fishing and hunting. An expert told me that it probably dates back to the Archaic Age to maybe 4000 years ago and was most likely a tool instead of a weapon. I wish that when I hold it I could get a vibe or vision of who may have held this many many years ago but that is just wishful thinking on my part. A funny aside to this story is that my wife's mother was using this artifact as a door stop years ago before it was given to her.--charliezap

Here is the story that was done on it almost 5 yrs ago.
Ancient Axe Used as Doorstop
interesting story here! nice one!
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wow interesting read TFS
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