Exploring the creek bed he found this:
Well, kind of.
He actually found the head. He kinda made the handle himself (which I'm impressed it's lasted as long as it has! Go tiny Gene.)
So Saturday we went off to Agency, which is right near St. Joe. We also figured out that there's a boatload of really nice houses in between the locations. Probably those folks that want to live out in the quaint countryside (eyeroll). Every 3rd house had a pool.
We get to the front of the line, and Gene pulls out the axe. The expert gets a funny look on his face like "what are you trying to pull". hah. I then tell him, that the handle was put on when Gene was a little boy, and he found the rock when he was a scout.
The expert then goes on to tell us that the rock is an axe, that the marking on the side is not a tree (but it sure looks like it) but probably just a natural marking, and by how it's made, it's 6,000-7,000 YEARS OLD!
Not native american indians from 200 years ago in the wild west, but 4,000 years *before* christ walked the earth! Absolutely amazing!
He also told us that we should probably take the handle off (which gene is kinda disappointed about) and display it in a display case. We'll see.
Maybe that new car is a little more easily attained now! ;)