American Indian Carved-Stoned Design

Is this an American Indian carved-stoned design? This is a piece of soft stone I found amid many hard stones worn smooth on my Lake Michigan beach. Its unsymmetrical lines give it the appearance of being handmade, but who really knows where it came from? Copyright, Disclaimer, Bibliography


Native American Tool

The original human residents of the Great Lakes region carved tools from basalt and other hard rocks. Could this be one of them? Glacier action on this piece of basalt does not adequately explain how it fits into a human hand to become a scraper. Copyright, Disclaimer, Bibliography

Native American Tool

This unassuming black stone is problematic. It is extremely fine-grained, so fine that grains are not visible through a magnifying glass. Far heavier than you might expect for a rock its size, this ironstone is highly polished yet pitted on several sides. It is possible that this is a Native American tool. A hand smaller... Continue Reading →

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