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    One of my best hunts in a while. Archaic stone tools, Fur Trade, possible fossil.

    Had one of those epic week-ends I haven't had in a while. The weather was just perfect, so I hit three areas with potential. One of them did occasionally throw at me some stone artifacts but I would rarely find more than one in any given year. Well I just multiplied it seven fold! On top of it, some of them are of the top shelve quality.

    My favorite was this relic that I still haven't managed to positively ID, but it could be a highly polished slate or nephrite hide stretcher or adze.
    Still can't believe it survived in a such a great condition on the plowed field. Any opinions on its use, composition and age?

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    Had an other amazing surprise. Found this piece that at first I believed to be a stone scrapper. Nothing exceptional but still a very cool relic...

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    Than, while reorganising my display case, noticed something strange...
    Back in 2015 I have found my very first partial Archaic point. I still remember how excited I was back than. The stone it was made of and its sharpness reminded me of that previous piece I have mentioned.

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    Without much hope, I decided to verify if the two pieces fit together... And Voilà!

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    Couldn't believe my eyes! To find both pieces on a plowed field, five years apart.. just mind blowing! Did some repair work on it and it looks great on display.

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    Also, found some stone arrow points.

    A possible Levanna type.

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    And one I haven't yet managed to ID

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    Three in the last week or so.

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    As well as a partial spear or knife of a similar material as the one I've managed to restore.

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    Than, as it wasn't enough, an other cool surprise, a possible fossil. Looks like a leaf patterns on both sides.Plus, on the top part of the other side, what appears to be a footprint.

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    Couldn't finish my day without an other Trade axe. It didn't survive as well as the much older stone tools

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    Had many more great finds this weekend on an other site. Will be making a post about them in a few days.

    Thanks for the comments.
    Last edited by Aureus; May 20, 2020 at 03:14 PM.
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    Wonderful finds! And the two halves, five years apart! Remembering the first half! Really some nice artifacts. Congrats.


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    Thats awesome. Would that one be classified as a Clovis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kray Gelder View Post
    Wonderful finds! And the two halves, five years apart! Remembering the first half! Really some nice artifacts. Congrats.
    Thanks Kray Gelder
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    Quote Originally Posted by toasted View Post
    Thats awesome. Would that one be classified as a Clovis?
    I'm not sure. I don't have much knowledge when it comes to stone artifacts. It does look similar to one...
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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger RJ View Post
    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
    Thanks Digger RJ
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    Truly some EXCELLENT finds!! And to match two broken pieces to make a complete one... amazing. Congrats on a jaw-dropping weekend... Ddf

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    Wow! Unbelievable
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    Aureus, most of us would be happy with just any one of those finds. That polished tool is spectacular. Looks like both ends had a purpose. Is the narrow end concave like an adze?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtdigginfool View Post
    Truly some EXCELLENT finds!! And to match two broken pieces to make a complete one... amazing. Congrats on a jaw-dropping weekend... Ddf
    Thanks ddf.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff H View Post
    Aureus, most of us would be happy with just any one of those finds. That polished tool is spectacular. Looks like both ends had a purpose. Is the narrow end concave like an adze?
    Thanks Jeff. No, it's flat, probably just a light reflection.Click image for larger version. 

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    Amazing finds Anton, they're especially nice when you find them without the use of your Deus!

    Are my computer weary, tired eyes playing tricks on me or are the sections of stone different colours?
    Maybe portions of it were exposed to the air and some of it was buried in the mud for thousands of years

    Congrats on another successful hunt,
    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANTIQUARIAN View Post
    Amazing finds Anton, they're especially nice when you find them without the use of your Deus!

    Are my computer weary, tired eyes playing tricks on me or are the sections of stone different colours?
    Maybe portions of it were exposed to the air and some of it was buried in the mud for thousands of years

    Congrats on another successful hunt,
    Dave
    Thanks Dave. No, you can see a different color layer going through the rock. I'm not sure how that happens but would bet it was during the rock formation.

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