Incredible Coquina Handaxe Jeaga Tribe 10,000/bce

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Seller: certifiedgemsonly (101) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 323487552822 Walking the beach along the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach, Florida one day in 1985, I spotted a strange rock protruding from the sand bank about 6 feet above the beach. By the regular, smooth and unnatural shape, I knew immediately that it was a "celt" orhandaxe made of coquina rock. I loosened it, brushed the sand off it and knew thatit was a paleolithic example of a worked piece. Realizing that I was the first human to hold this in many thousands of years was humbling. But, who made it? I took it to the Museum of Science & Discovery in Ft. Lauderdale, which has a hugerepository of knowledge about the native peoples of South Florida. Three different experts on pre-Columbian civilizations in South Florida agreed: it was definitely fromthe Jeaga (YAY-ga) tribe of Indian River County and Palm Beach County and pre-datedthe other later tribes such as the Seminole by many thousands of years. All threecalculated the age of this piece as about 10,000/BCE...12,000 years ago! Wow. Just to be clear, I did not disturb a grave, dig in a protected area or obtain it fromprivate property. It was in a sand bank, on the beach, in front of public property thathas never been built of the few places in Palm Beach that hasn't. I've enjoyed displaying it in my home for 33 years. Now, it's time to find someone who will treasure it as I have, display it and marvel at a piece of history that isabout 12,000 years old. Is that someone you? By the way, it is about 5" long, about 2 1/2" wide and about 1" thick at the fattest partand, as you can see from the photo, fits perfectly in my hand. Thank you for looking... Condition: Virtually as the day it was fashioned by ancient hands nearly 12,000 years ago., Material: Coquina rock, Provenance: Ownership History Available

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