6,000 year old axe

Primarily adding this rock to the sarcastic collection due to the creative description provided by the archaeologists. I think if there were our Chinese talking pants buried nearby, we could learn a whole lot more about this rock, but as it stands, we only have what we have.

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The group made this archaeological discovery at Mount Vernon’s African American cemetery. I'm wondering how many feet under the surface this 6,000 year old masterpiece was hidden.

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The axe is particularly interesting because it represents the skill and craftsmanship of the maker.
  • To create this axe, a craftsperson worked a river cobble by first “chipping” it with a hammer stone to create a cutting edge along the face of the axe.
  • The burgeoning tool was then hammered with a harder stone to create a smoother cutting surface by removing smaller amounts of the raw stone from the axe.
  • These surfaces appear to have been ground, or smoothed, one final time through the use of a hard grinding stone.
  • Finally, a groove was pecked along the backend of the axe head.
  • This groove would have facilitated the attachment of a wooden handle to the axe for its use in wood cutting.
Here comes the best part:
  • The axe provides a window onto the lives of individuals who lived here nearly 6,000 years ago.
  • Artifacts, such as this, are a vital resource for helping us learn about the diverse communities who shaped this landscape throughout its long history.
  • Artifacts such as this axe help us interpret the daily lives of people in the past.
Publicity is the best though. People need to see this 6,000 years old in the headlines. Made Fox News twice...


KD: May be there is nothing special in this axe story. Yet, the amount of time, resources and Mass Media exposure devoted to this shit discovery is ridiculously amazing. I bet we could easily point those sorry archaeologists in some way more useful directions. I will start with the link below. May be they can explain, and reproduce one of the axes below.

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Hey, Sean Devlin, feel like making a few of these?
And Sean... don't forget the inscription please.
  • Thank you for distracting people from real archaeological issues.
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