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  1. Flake Clovis

    I bit of Sunday fun. I found a large waste flake in my chip pile. Imagine being a Clovis dude and you're carrying this around to use as a knife/scraper type tool: You find yourself running low on knapable stone. The quarry is a couple of days away, but the herd of tasty steaks is where you...
  2. Butterscotch quartz

    Found an interesting little quartz cobble while out for a walk. Took it home and did a bipolar split. Oh, that's purdy! That fat end that didn't came off is going to be trouble, though: Came out okay. A little wonky but I've learned the hard way if you try to "fix" it too much with this...
  3. Clovis platter

    A one time experiment many years ago with "Clovis platters." Raw Georgetown. I started out trying to drive the largest flakes I could off the biface using direct percussion with an elk antler hammer, testing the idea of the biface as a flake core. Once I got to a width to thickness ration of...
  4. Virginia cobble stuff

    I had a chance to visit yesterday with member kyphote at a site he is digging in the Virginia Piedmont. It has a clear Early Archaic and clear Late Archaic component to it. As far as I can tell, the hill he is finding the archaic stuff at has a layer under it where one of the ancient rivers...
  5. Mount Kineo Rhyolite

    This is mostly just to have a place to put some pictures to reference in one of the artifacts threads. I don't like to put pictures of new stuff into threads about old stuff. I'm actually in Virginia and this material is from Maine. I was given it since I am mostly a quartzite knapper, and...
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