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  1. #1
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    Throw away?

    Found this one today. Doesn't look like a finished product but definitely looks "worked". Is this a throw away or reject or did indians make points that looked like this? Thanks for any help.....still learning. I tossed in a dime for sizing.
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    Re: Throw away?

    It's worked alright, looks like the base is broken off, probably a point or small knife.
    "A culture truly grows great when old men plant trees in who's shade they know they will never sit"

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    Re: Throw away?

    Maybe a preform.

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    Re: Throw away?

    strange. in the first and third picture the base appears to be clearly snapped off but in the middle picture it looks as though it could be worked also and thus be a preform of sorts or a small knife.
    "A culture truly grows great when old men plant trees in who's shade they know they will never sit"

  5. #5
    So many old sites to hunt....so little time.

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    Re: Throw away?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cannonman17
    strange. in the first and third picture the base appears to be clearly snapped off but in the middle picture it looks as though it could be worked also and thus be a preform of sorts or a small knife.
    Here's a few better pictures of the base. It looks to be snapped off. What do you think? In the original three pictures, the first and third pics were from one side and the second picture was of the other side.
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  6. #6

    Apr 2007
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    Re: Throw away?

    Quote Originally Posted by Evolution
    Found this one today. Doesn't look like a finished product but definitely looks "worked". Is this a throw away or reject or did indians make points that looked like this? Thanks for any help.....still learning. I tossed in a dime for sizing.
    Pre form, or small knife,most definately worked.I,d hit that spot again.
    Jeff

  7. #7
    us
    Aug 2007
    Independence, Oregon
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    Re: Throw away?

    I found half a point one day out in the flats below my favorite knap site. Couple days later I am back out and on the flats across the dry wash and found the other half--no joke--fit em together.

    It was about a month or two later as I was looking through my box of broken points I noticed the halves looked like the same grain, and type material and viola! glued it together--don't throw any knapped rock away. It will haunt you--scout's honor.

    Which reminds me keep a memo pad in your field bag. Draw your point you find and list the date and where. You can take a picture too, but you got to log it in a memo book--that shows respect and if you are ever questioned you can show you are recording the archaeological info.

    Stryker
    "What's right is right. What's wrong is wrong. No matter WHO you are." Sheriff Bufford Pusser.

 

 

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