Sep 04, 2012, 01:56 AM
Post Your Thumb Scrapers if you have some
Open posting. Post those little uniface thumb scrapers we find. Here are a few and will post more if people are interested...
Sep 04, 2012, 02:47 AM
here is a nice Thumb Scraper but its not uniface
well darn it.i am haveing trobles with my old camera
will try to load it later
Last edited by natchitoches; Sep 04, 2012 at 08:39 AM.
Sep 04, 2012, 06:53 AM
Sep 04, 2012, 08:46 AM
wow larson you really got the Thumb Scrapers.
thay sure worked a lot of skins up there.
Sep 04, 2012, 08:47 AM
Here's a few.. several of yours Larson..look to me like they were hafted.
Last edited by GatorBoy; Sep 04, 2012 at 09:43 AM.
Sep 04, 2012, 09:38 AM
Posted this less than a month ago but ill show again only one I have ever found, that is this distinct
Sep 04, 2012, 09:42 AM
Sep 04, 2012, 09:59 AM
Sep 04, 2012, 10:18 AM
Tn some of those scrapers look like what we find around here. Gator those are interesting, Killer collection of scrapers Steve.
Last edited by flintdigger; Sep 04, 2012 at 10:20 AM.
Sep 04, 2012, 10:29 AM
Ok. So I am a girl. Not a girl - because there are clearly women here that make me look like whatever those incredible collections make me feel like.
Remember that kid in school that turned into an environmental scientist but really thought he should be on the football team?
That is me right now. Man, am I in the right place and talking to some serious and wonderful collectors. I appreciate just being shown the stuff you have. I have to spend more time in the mud before I die
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Sep 04, 2012, 10:32 AM
Hey Bill. Those red scrapers/blades you have are just about identical to the one I use for my avatar. Found on the Hillsborough river in a place called Lettuce Lake.
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Sep 04, 2012, 11:41 AM
"Thumbscraper" sounds painful! Here is a thumbnail scraper from Florida. The "thumbnail" is the large, flat area on the convex side of the scraper. This flat area is the untouched remainder of the exterior of the thick flake after the edges have been sharpened by pressure flaking.Purdy includes these uniface tool among the larger category of "blunt-nose end scrapers." These tools, she suggests, are part of the Late Paleoindian toolkit, and they have been reported from the Late Paleolithic of Europe. The book example comes from a Florida site with mixed Archaic and Late Paleo lithics. Purdy does not provide the dimensions of her figured example, but I have offered the measurements of one example in my collection.
Sometimes I go about pitying myself, and all the time
I am being carried on great winds across the sky.
------Chippewa saying, translated by Robert Bly
Sep 04, 2012, 12:05 PM
That's a killer attitude to have in the forum..glad your here. There is some real good folks here.(Onlinefisherman) I found these hafted scrapers with this middle archaic point just a couple days ago.
Last edited by GatorBoy; Sep 04, 2012 at 12:13 PM.
Sep 04, 2012, 12:12 PM
which one is from your collection? Barbara A. Purdy has done some real good work. Her book on wet site Archaeology is very informative.
Last edited by GatorBoy; Sep 04, 2012 at 12:35 PM.
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