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of a day I found three slate relic, all undrilled in 4/21/91 in Rush County Indiana. (reverse of number 1)With me when I found this relic Darrell Cross. Relic number two looks to
be a undrilled Trapeziodal
pendant. (reverse of number 2)
This bowtie GORGET found July 4 1989 in Hancock County Indiana has one corner of the four broken off. Darrell, his cousin, myself and my wife parked and started walking towards a rise on the far end of the field. As we entered the field we strolled singlefile over a smaller rise at the edge of the field. The being Darrells birthday, he choose to hunt the smaller rise We had walked the smaller rise many times and found a few small relics. I was last in the single file, and suddenly I spied this undrilled beauty laying flat fully exposed. Everyone else had walked right by it. On this rise on the far edge of the field I found the next item below.
This half a pick banner was found 12/30/90 in Hancock County Indiana on a small rise east of Surgar Creek in an area which my parents owned land. This was closer to the creek than the prevois mentioned ax. This relic was sticking up like a horn on the ground when I spotted it. With me when I found this relic Darrell Cross. Hole The broken edge around the hole is ground fairly well indicating either that the owner was in the process of grinding the broken edge to salvage the relic or it has lain in ht ground an extreamly long time. Probably the former.
This chipped slate preform found 10/22/88 in Marion County Indiana still exhibits the exterior of the original blank. (reverse) I found a very nice ax preform in the same area as this relic, the same day. Darrell was with me this cold day.
This unfinished hourglass banner found in Marion County Indiana. This banner is made of red slate and was found on the south west side of Marion County when I was living in the Valley Mills area.
A very nice pendant from Hancock County Indiana with very minor plow damage.
A reworked broken corner of a gorget or ? that has been redrilled for suspension. You can see another start of a hole on the broken edge. Found in Hancock County 5/29/95.
Found in the same field area as that item found 5/29/1995 is this MINATURE FULL GROOVED ax made of slate with a nice polish found 01/24/1999. I never htought I would find one of these in a field where, while many slate relics have been found, relatively few axes or celts have been made of slate. This is only the 2nd in 20 years.
A reworked broken gorget. You can see the hole on the broken edge. Found in Hancock County.
A reworked broken Wing banner center which has broke down the center hole from Rush County.
A reworked broken Wing banner center which has been redrilled for suspension Hollow reed drilling in old wing hole, stone drilling on salvaged. Found in Rush County. reverse
A reworked unfinished Wing banner showing flaking and some pecking. Found in Rush County.reverse
A unfinish Qunadiconcave gorget from Rush County Indiana. Adena, Early Woodland, origin found 4/14/1999