The group was found together in a small cache about two foot below the surface in the corner of a Classic Mimbres Phase room. They date from Ca. 1000 A.D. - 1250 A. D.
THE LARGE DARK GREEN AXE is fully and deeply grooved and the entire piece was polished to remove any rough exterior surface areas. It measures 4 1/2” in length by 3 1/2” in width by 1 1/4” in thickness. The blade shows minor signs of wear from ancient usage. The overall shape is well balanced and it is a fine example of the type.
THE LARGE HAMMER STONE is fully but lightly grooved. It is comprised of a heavy pale gray volcanic material with naturally embedded flecks of a darker mineral. It measures 4 1/2 “ in length by 3” in width by 2 1/4” in thickness and weighs exactly one pound. THE SMALL BLACK ADZ is a beautifully shaped piece measuring 3 3/4” in length by 1 3/4” in width by 1” in thickness at the widest point. It is a superb example of the type. THE SMALL HALF GROOVED HAMMER STONE is made of a hard gray sedimentary stone. It measures 1 3/4” in length by 1 1/4” in width by 1 1/4” in thickness and weighs four ounces. These artifacts were excavated around 1967 on a private ranch near Glenwood, New Mexico with the permission of the owner and are legal under all State and Federal regulations for private ownership. A COA will be provided.