Macario's Effigies and Artifacts
A collection of prehistoric artwork 

SPEARHEADS/PROJECTILE POINTS

These spearheads/projectile points are crudely shaped, but still share the same basic form. I have classified them as projectiles. They may have been attatched to spears or darts.
These images are point heads. They both have nearly identical worked areas.


All of these projectile points have the same tapered shape. These particular points have three distinct sides which create an almost triangle form, something unusual to the basic "flat" shape of native american arrowheads typically found in the pacific northwest.



These are more "flat" shaped projectile points.


Here is a "giant" spearhead, which may have likely been used to kill large prey.

You can see the remarkable difference in scale in the second picture.

I have compared this giant pointhead with other crude stone pointheads, and they all share one characteristic in common: The point or tip is twisted, or diagonal.


VARIOUS TOOLS USED BY EARLY HUMANS

These top five artificacts shown here are crude points. These artifacts are very old. These point heads share the same characteristics as twisted tips or diagonal tips like others I have posted. They all show work has been done on them.

The 4 round rock artifacts were for hunting up in trees or when a flock of birds were flying. With a good arm, these rocks will travel far. I used to hunt with similar rocks as a child. I witnessed my cousin kill 2 birds with one throw. It is evident that work has been done to these stones.


This cylindrical-shaped rock is worn on both sides. I cannot identify a use for it. The smaller dark stone is a weight of some type.


This is a scraper. It is very old. Looks like work has been done on this artifact.
This is a scraper also. It is sharp and very old. Work has also been done on this artifact.
This stone was found at a yard sale. I believe it is quartz. As I study the rock, I discovered it to be an artifact. It is a very sharp knife and fits comfortably in your hand. It is also evident that work has been done to this rock.
The two images show an artifact that is a knife. It is very sharp and work has obviously been done to it. It also fits comfortably in your hand.
This is a large scraper. It also fits comfortably in your hand
This is a spearhead​
These are crude stone point heads​
These are awls that are used to puncture hides of animals. In my opinion, these are some of the oldest artifacts ever to be found in Washington State.
VARIOUS SCRAPERS

Many of these cutting tools have the same shapes. I have categorized these as "scrapers." They have a sharp edge for cutting and a rounded back for fitting into the palm. They may have been used to work hides of animals. They may have also been used for digging.

These scrapers fit easily into the hand.


The edge is sharp enough to scrape across the hide of an animal.

SHARPENER​


This tool was found in Granger Washington while I was digging a hole to plant a tree. It measures around 5 inches long. I believe this to be a sharpener for other tools. As you can see, on one side it has scratches. On the other side you will see residue from previous work on other tools.


HUNTING WEAPONS​

These are smooth, round rocks. I believe the bigger ones were used for hunting. I believe they may have been used to hunt small to medium sized game. The smaller ones may have been used to play games as well


AXE​S

This artifact appears to have been an axe. It has a worn out spot at the top where a handle may have been attached.



Here are two views of another primitive axe. It has the same shape as the axe above.

GRINDERS

These could have been used as grinders. They have distinct rounded bottoms and they fit easily into the palm. The lower two stones have concave areas that appear to have been worked by stone. Perhaps some older civilization could have used tools like these to grind ingredients for medicines.

LEAF-TYPE SCRAPERS


UNKNOWN

These have yet to be categorized. They could also be scrapers or cutting tools, or projectile points.

POINTHEAD

These images are of a point head which I believe is made of lava rock. I believe it is one of the oldest point heads ever to be found. Whoever used this weapon must have been very strong to create the force to penetrate the hide of an animal.

TANNER

This tool may have been used to tan hides

TANNER/GRINDERS

This tool may also have been used as a grinder or for tanning hides

This tool has a worn bottom from where it may have been used as a grinding or tanning tool

PRIMITIVE HAMMER​

This primitive hammer fits comfortably in the hand. It has a definite flat bottom from heavy use.


TOOTH

This looks to be a tooth of some unknown animal

LAST

This tool was likely used as a last for shaping footwear

AWLS

These are awls that are used to puncture hides of animals. In my opinion, these are some of the oldest artifacts ever to be found in Washington State.