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    Large crude tool or just wild imagination? Please help...

    Found this peculiar stone where I've found a couple of worked flakes and others have found a number of points and the like. You guys think this is some type of crude tool of some kind? It looks as if purposely chipped off on one side (on both sides) ... but the work is not clean at all. What do you think?

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    If you found that in a field where you find points, I'd say that that might be some kind of expedient tool as NAs often used river cobble for that purpose (at least in the southeast). If you found it in a creek or river, I wouldn't be so sure. It does look like it was purposely fractured. But a lot of people will disagree. And I don't know for sure.
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    Yeah, it's hard to tell... looks deliberate, but it's just so crude that who knows. It was found along a river that has evidence of long time usage by native americans... so it's possible it could have been broken up by other rocks, but it's just weird the way it's shaped.

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    Yes its real bi-facial artifact ,skull chopper lol ,I got several now! my thoughts be the same as yours the first time. Good eye
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    Quote Originally Posted by iowa trout View Post
    Yes its real bi-facial artifact ,skull chopper lol ,I got several now! my thoughts be the same as yours the first time. Good eye
    Thanks... Got any picks of yours? I've been trying to find something similar online but can't really find anything.

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    I would have brought it home! Cool find!

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    A dry pic would be nice to see but it looks good from here. They did use some pieces off of it looks like. Might not be finished or they might of used it as is for a quick chopper.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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    i like it!

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    What else did you find on that huge gravel bar? Had to be something else there. It takes a long time to look through one like that and you have to go so slow.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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    Thanks everyone. I actually didn't take it, haha... I hid it by a tree because I didn't feel like carrying it all the way back to my car. Guess I'll stop by at lunch and grab it. Well, this is a huge rock bar -- extending for miles. It's the "beach" next to a river. I haven't found much here, but I have seen stuff other people found and they find a lot of points, weights, etc. I've only found two flakes (in my recent posts) but yesterday I spotted this thing. I have yet to find a point of any kind anywhere... still waiting for that.
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  11. #11

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    smaller than your find but similar, from wv:

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  12. #12

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    Some killer gravel In that stream as well, where was this found?

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    Thanks for those pics, reuellis... That's similar in crudeness for sure. This stuff is found along the Delaware River just outside Philly. The place I want to go is in Philly but private property and they wouldn't give me permission.

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    Choppers come in all shapes and sizes. I hunted a field last year and found 1 chopper and 1 point and that was it both were near each other. Huge one, this one is interesting due to a grinding mark on top so it was a multi purpose tool.
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    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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    Unless your rock is flint or chert, I'd donate it back to the gravel bar.

 

 
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