Tuesday, February 3, 2009

From the Tomato Hole

These are some of the finds that we have lucked into on our property.  Bruce was digging a hole to plant a tomato plant in, and these six pieces came out of that one hole.  This grouping seems to be a matching set of choppers and scrapers.

Here is a close up of one of the scrapers.  Bruce is intrigued by the agate like surface coloration and wonders where the material was brought in from?  The surface seems to have oxidized  and the inner core is actually a greenish grey color with a glassier quality.

Here is a flaked edge that shows some of the inner color.

These two pieces were in a hole several feet from the first group.  Since finding these treasures we have not found any more stone tools.  Maybe I should "plant" some more pieces to entice Bruce to keep digging for our garden?


cookingwithgas said...

WOW! Makes you want to dig it all up, what a find.

Jerry said...

WOW! Those beat the pottery shards and glass bits that we dig up in our garden...though we did find an old harmonica once. Great finds!

Alex Matisse said...

Those are amazing! It would be really interesting to find out some more information on those. They aren't you average arrow head, that's for sure.

Bruce and Samantha said...

I agree. Sometime we need to search out someone that is knowledgeable about the tribes that lived in this region and find out specifics about our finds!