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    Salt Water AtlAtl Weight Preform up for consideration

    I didnít get a picture of it in the shoreline gravels. But itís general shape caught my attention, so I picked it up. It looks pecked to shape and drilling was started. Thereís nice banding (Seen well when wet).

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    Sure looks like the start of one.Great find.
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    Looks like it to my eyes, as well.
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    Not at all what I expected to see. Looks good here. Nice find.
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    Fantastic find, no doubt IMO that is what it is!
    I really like finding hardstone artifacts that are in an early phase of construction, so much to learn from them.
    I have a few few celts like that.
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    Nice one there Mucker! Very cool find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charl View Post
    Looks like it to my eyes, as well.
    Thanks Charlie,
    Do you have any thoughts regarding the material?

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    Nice find one for the artifact cabinet .
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    Yes, I think you're right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckleberry View Post
    Fantastic find, no doubt IMO that is what it is!
    I really like finding hardstone artifacts that are in an early phase of construction, so much to learn from them.
    I have a few few celts like that.
    I agree. The stages of manufacture are illustrated so well in incomplete forms. I wonder why this one wasnít finished? We can never know.

    Iíd love to see some of your unfinished celts.
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    Agree with all the above, nice find MA.
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    Very cool. Stick drilled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAMucker View Post
    I agree. The stages of manufacture are illustrated so well in incomplete forms. I wonder why this one wasn’t finished? We can never know.

    I’d love to see some of your unfinished celts.
    Sure, I threw a few pics of it into this thread ( I have better pics, but this is what I could find in a short time), which has some other great member artifacts in various stages of completion as well.
    Hardstone Peck marks

    You might want to add yours to it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAMucker View Post
    Thanks Charlie,
    Do you have any thoughts regarding the material?
    No, I don’t, but ground and polished, it would be attractive, I’m sure. We can usually only guess when something is left unfinished. Here’s one from RI, with the column still showing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandchip View Post
    Very cool. Stick drilled?
    Thatís a very good question. Iím going to dig into the history and try to find out

    I have attached a link to a copy of the April 1988, A Bulletin of the M.A.S, which has photos of a few examples of a similar Barrel Shaped type AtlAtl Weight from The Hathaway Site. Notice that each in the small sample given has a flat side.

    https://vc.bridgew.edu/cgi/viewconte...7&context=bmas

 

 
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