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    A little learning tip on flakes and types of flaking.

    The 1st photo shows 3 flakes made of Novaculite and you can see the percussion bulbs on them.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1731767 let me say this right off, No one knows everything about how tools were used. All we can do is experiment with items and study. Also a fresh flake is as sharp as a razor blade. The question here was it used as a tool. The 2nd photo shows a flake with micro chipping, that would resharpend a flake and make the cutting edge stronger.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1731768 The next photo shows what flaking of a flake looks like when force is used while flaking it .Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1731771The last photo shows what a flakes edge would look like after getting tumbled by other rocks,Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1731772 notice how steep the flake scares are and there is no real pattern to them. Not every flake was used as a tool because you make a lot of flakes to make 1 artifact. I hope this will help.
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    Very nice description. I have to dig my Flint Ridge out and get some pics.
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    Thanks for posting monsterrack!

    Such insightful info.

    This explanation is what is needed in this forum. But of course you can lead a horse to water...
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    Thank you for sharing!
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