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    Hey folks, just wanted to start a collective post on the simple, yet essential part of the ancient toolkit. Often overlooked imo, everyday use tools. A couple of these are from the uniface collection. Post em if you got em.
    " Stay frosty, gents "

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    Super stuff, Thirty7

    These are the only tools on flakes I have pictured at the moment -- the rest are on blades or are bifaces. Sorry the picture quality isn't better.

    The first is retouched as a sidescraper all around the periphery except the right edge (striking platform).

    The other picture is of two backed flakes from Kentucky (probably a knife or "ulu") and Ohio (scraper).
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    Nice !

    Forgot this one -- a "D" or "Ear-shaped" knife. Resemblance to a modern sheepskinner is obvious.
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    And these little paleos, I guess.
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    So these are the prettiest of tools, right? I think so. And thanks for sharing those drawings thirty7, those are great.

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    Stopped by that uni site and gathered a bunch of really cool uni tools Saturday. Threw my bait caster playing around caught two and ended up going fishing the rest of the day we slayed the Bass. Will try to post a few on your thread in the next couple of days. Nice finds and drawings.
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    Interesting stuff so far, nice examples and materials there uniface. I like the big ear knife.


    Here's a couple handfuls of Hopewell flake tools from Ohio, various grades of flintridge and one cosh or mercer one.

    Appreciate the kind words ng, and tn. " So these are the prettiest tools, right? " They can be imo, there's something about the fine flaking on a simple flake. Those early guys sure liked the quality materials too and worked their spirit into many of them.

    Glad to hear the bass are biting for you, let's see some of the unis you found Tn.
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    I deleted both posts so that should help you out.
    "Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends."

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    thirty7 you are one very good artist, that is probably the best way to study and learn what is done in the manufacturing of points and other artifacts. You have some very nice pieces. You make me want to go out to the creek right now, yesterday was my birthday party down at the watering hole and besides feeling like a train ran me over, my old lady got me a new a pair of waders. Thanks for all the great informative post. JYD...

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    Thirty 7 ,.. Here’s a flake blade from N.W. Iowa . Its made from a green , corse-grain quartzite

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    Had a hard time getting this one to “smile” for the camera ,... it has good/fair flaking all across the “top”face, just hard to get a pic of it ?? It’s nothing more then a large flake , but it has such a natural fit in the hand , with a bit of blade on top and all across the bottom .

    Thirty 7 , did I miss a post about your sketches of your tools ? Saw a name on one of them ??W.V ? ,they look very well done ,.. Nice

    Thanks ,.. Joel

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    Tried taking some pictures for you, but the memory stick was full. Or memory card, or whatever it is. Have to get another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNKYARD DOG
    thirty7 you are one very good artist, that is probably the best way to study and learn what is done in the manufacturing of points and other artifacts. You have some very nice pieces. You make me want to go out to the creek right now, yesterday was my birthday party down at the watering hole and besides feeling like a train ran me over, my old lady got me a new a pair of waders. Thanks for all the great informative post. JYD...
    Appreciate the kind words JYD. I think it's a great way to study worked pieces of flint and the thought process that went into making them.....oh, and happy birthday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blindpig

    Thirty 7 ,.. Here’s a flake blade from N.W. Iowa . Its made from a green , corse-grain quartzite











    Had a hard time getting this one to “smile” for the camera ,... it has good/fair flaking all across the “top”face, just hard to get a pic of it ?? It’s nothing more then a large flake , but it has such a natural fit in the hand , with a bit of blade on top and all across the bottom .

    Thirty 7 , did I miss a post about your sketches of your tools ? Saw a name on one of them ??W.V ? ,they look very well done ,.. Nice

    Thanks ,.. Joel

    Thanks Joel, Nice big flake knife there, looks like a really handy tool. I know what you mean about getting good flaking shots of quartzite, it's tough. I had another sketch in my " Paleo uniface knife " post. Appreciate the kind words. regards, Ryan
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    Thanks for sharing those pics. I learned alot from this thread.

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    Wow, beautiful tools Thirty7, Uniface and Blindpig!

    Thirty7, your sketches are amazing! You have a gift that very few possess. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Happy Birthday, JYD! Hope you're feeling better today.

 

 
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