This was found this year in a small creek in Groveland, NY. The area it was found in is rich with Indian Artifacts. I have only been picking for a short time and do not know much about anything in Indian Artifacts. This item looks to me like a buffalo or a bird. It has a small hole where a laniard went through. The part that looks like the head is actually sharp, so it could have been used as a skinning tool. I also wonder if the notches might have been used to hone arrows? The item is made form rock and is 4" long by about an 1 1/8" wide. I believe the item is held as shown in photos, as it fits perfectly in the hand, and is smooth where the thumb and fingers rest. Any input would be appreciated and if you need more info from me please ask. Im trying to find out what it is and approximately the time period it would be from.