I recently found some interesting artifacts that I wanted to talk stories with you about. The artifact on the left is a broken off adze (higam in Chamorro) head made out of a giant clam (hima in Chamorro) shell. I posted my journey in making some higam hima in this post.
here from the The Catalogue of Prehistoric Micronesian Artifacts Housed in Japan (Intoh, May 1998) that I wrote about as well.
The artifact on the right is a mystery to me. Some people who have found similarly shaped stones think that they are the ancient Chamorro sling stone is acho' atupat (or atupak). I describe sling stones here when I fashioned some myself. History
books describe them as egg or acorn-shaped stones fashioned with
“jasper-like” stone, or with sun or fire-hardened clay. People now use
the words biconical or football-shaped to describe them. The stone here is really in the "egg-shaped" category.