Mystery Object 269: Fearsome Face

Not an eye.

Not an eye.

Size: Large Laptop Computer

Recorded: May, 2015

Found: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Circa:  ~1700

Made: Pacific Northwest

Material: Stone

Status: Known

 

 

It takes a professional archaeologist to interpret what ancient objects were used for. If you saw this and said “It’s an owl,” they’d point out that no, there’s nothing decorative about it. It’s purely a practical device, and one we still use today. Though you likely don’t have one at home, I’ve used one at work that was quite a different shape. It’s strong and heavy, and the shape is important. It was made by a skilled craftsman.

Hint 1:

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It has a link with professional wrestling.

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Hint 2:

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Not a weapon.

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Answer: 

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It’s a pile driver made by the Inuit people for driving posts into the ground. Here’s a picture that explains how it was held.

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Who? Who?

Who? Who?

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