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Old 09-16-2013, 11:46 PM
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Default An approximate 3000 to 6000 year old copper adz

Hello Folks
I was out detecting one of my favorite places and recovered this. The area I recovered it from is near a stream and is kind of a hollow in the woods. It was about eight inches down in the soil.
From my quick research and what I have been told so far it is a 3000 plus year old copper adz, or copper celt .
I am going to try to get an expert opinion from someone on staff at one of the local big colleges nearby, in the meantime feel free to burst my bubble if you don't think it is what I have been lead to believe.
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Old 09-17-2013, 04:37 AM
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Just from the looks of it, I'd say you're probably on the right track. There are some 'copper culture' folks on here who may be able to give you some more info. Great find and congrats. : )

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:19 PM
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Nice old old ax! Did I say old? You guys kill me with those old finds.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:41 PM
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I think your on the right track. Great find!!
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:49 PM
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I'm coming to your spots. lol. first the 1793 cent and now this!!

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:14 PM
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Wow! That's certainly old! Congrats!

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Old 09-17-2013, 11:51 PM
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Thats a good one and a beautifully shaped piece. Sends chills up my spine thinking of who last held it. Congrats!
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:51 AM
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That is way cool!

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Old 09-18-2013, 01:05 PM
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Smile Update from some friendly archaeologists ....

Hello Folks
New York State and Vassar college archaeologists have confirmed that it is a copper adz, one commented that it is a very fine example. From what I gather in their emails it dates from 1500 to 3000 BC so 3500 to 5000 years old. In order to narrow it down to it would have to be submitted for chemical analysis.
I appreciate everyone's help in identifying this object.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:17 PM
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Only 3500 to 5000 years old.....I find stuff like everyday!!!!


Usually a 1793 Large Cent is in the same hole, too!


Do you ever play the lottery????? Can I go halves on a ticket with you????

Call me!!!

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:24 PM
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what can I say it's been a good yea... I have been detecting some high quality sites these past few months and so I have found high quality items. in close to 30 years of detecting I've never had a year like this.

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:35 PM
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congrads, awesome digs, I am green and it ain't patina. really great finds. HH blev

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Old 09-18-2013, 07:50 PM
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Thanks Blev!

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Congratulations and welcome to the old Copper Culture Club.
Another gentleman and I each found old Indian artifacts like that this year.
He is unluckylester

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WOW! Good for you GKman.
It boggles the mind.....

What will people find of ours in 3000 years?
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Congrats on a find of a life time. I just keep coming back and looking at it. I'm amazed.

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Old 09-19-2013, 01:57 PM
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Find of the year IMO...

Way cooler than any gold, just unreal!

Huge CONGRATS!!!

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Default National Treasure!

WOW thats in line or BETTER than the European guy"s finds! CONGRATS!

it looks like one from the ICEMAN almost that was found in the snow perserved.

that is a museum piece for sure. testing techniques are non destructive now-- i would have to do that!

SMITHSONIAN with your name under it as the finder!

back to my buffalo nickels...lol!
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:53 PM
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Red face You guys are too kind...

Aw shucks twernt nothin....

Dixie what are you referring to "European guys"?
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REE-diculous!! History before history. Barely even able to imagine the world during the period that thing was crafted. Epic!!

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