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    Not everything up here is Knife River Flint......

    We are having a couple rain days up here in ND so after farting around in the shop for a while I figured I'd hit a spot where I find stuff from time to time.

    Wasn't much to find but I did stumble over this 2 5/8" preform made from red porcellanite. My guess is that it's probably Archaic in age being the Paleo folks almost never utilized the stuff.Click image for larger version. 

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    I'd posted a question about porcellante a week or so back and your examples reinforce what it looks like. appreciated help with the ID

    great lookin' blade
    Last edited by Saguache; Sep 11, 2019 at 03:43 PM.
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    I'd be happy with it. Very good find and material. You've probably already checked this out but, this side looks like overshots were taken off. I can't be sure--I can't follow the ripple scars very well. Is this piece representative of most porcelanite?

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    That is quite cool. How thin is it? Flat in cross section or domed? (Thin and flat could make for interesting paleo preforms.)

    The Dunn site in Saskatchewan has porcelanite paleo points. I am pretty sure there are some Goshen points from Montana made of porcelanite as well.

    I noticed the flaking as well, Tdog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saguache View Post
    I'd posted a question about porcellante a week or so back and your examples reinforce what it looks like. appreciated help with the ID

    great lookin' blade
    Thanks Saguache. It is normally gray when I find it but every once in a while you find a red piece or the tri-colored maroon, gray and black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdog View Post
    I'd be happy with it. Very good find and material. You've probably already checked this out but, this side looks like overshots were taken off. I can't be sure--I can't follow the ripple scars very well. Is this piece representative of most porcelanite?

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    I guess I hadn't really noticed the overshots until you pointed it out. Most of the porcellanite you find in this area is gray but occasionally it is red or maroon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuaream View Post
    That is quite cool. How thin is it? Flat in cross section or domed? (Thin and flat could make for interesting paleo preforms.)

    The Dunn site in Saskatchewan has porcelanite paleo points. I am pretty sure there are some Goshen points from Montana made of porcelanite as well.

    I noticed the flaking as well, Tdog.
    It's pretty flat.....not terribly thin but average I suppose. It wouldn't be impossible for it to be Paleo.
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    I like it. My first thought was Paleo too, especially looking at the first pic. Around here, Cowhouse Slough would come to mind. Great color.
    Last edited by sandchip; Sep 12, 2019 at 04:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandchip View Post
    I like it. My first thought was Paleo too, especially looking at the first pic. Around here, Cowhouse Slough would come to mind. Great color.
    It could very well be Paleo....I've seen every type of point come from this place.

 

 

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