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MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find

MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find
MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find
MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find
MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find
MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find
MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find
MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find

MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find
MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19. On a decades-old road trip through Tennessee I acquired this intriguing axe. The descendant of the original finder said the artifact was uncovered in the 1890s about a mile west of New Johnsonville, Tennessee. As with many items obtained by this site, particularly those found by early relatives, I can only report what I learned.

Family lore claims the axe was found in a small, earthen-mound box grave. I list it here with all the information I could obtain from these latter-day descendantsremoved by decades of time and place. The axe is an artifact variety known as monolithic. Called such, in part, due to its making. The axe was carved from one block of stone.

Mostly ceremonial, these items are extremely rare, though in my travels, I have seen many in back-woods collections, usually suspended above a fireplace mantle. Such was the case with this item. Close inspection reveals it was carved from a finely grained, hard stone.

Has multiple round-dings, chips, and soil abrasion scars. Extreme heat discoloration is also evident on the handle/blade. That said, the start-list price is indicative of any potential reservations. The item "MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find" is in sale since Tuesday, December 22, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "saltrento" and is located in Lafayette, Colorado.

This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, ZA, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, TR, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.

  • Color: Tan-Brown
  • Maker: Prehistoric indigenous people of Tennessee
  • Material: Stone
  • Original/Reproduction: Original


MONOLITHIC AXE, New Johnsonville region, Tennessee, 19th Century Find