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I took a quick walk at lunch… I’ve been dreaming about this find for a week! One of my nicest finds! Santa Cruz CA.
 

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very nice find. Congrats. That has very nice symmetry.

what is the white material on second photo?
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Is that fixed on the flint? Its different looking than what we find here were I am located.
 
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very nice find. Congrats. That has very nice symmetry.

what is the white material on second photo?
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Is that fixed on the flint? Its different looking than what we find here were I am located.
I picked at it a bit and some came off pretty easily. I’m guessing it’s from partially sitting in water.
 
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An awesome find! If you were a little more towards the Great Basin I'd assume a paleo WST, but being coastal there are a couple of options. Ano Nuevo is a good call, maybe a Copsey, or flip it upside down and call it an Excelsior. (Any grinding?)

Franciscan or maybe Monterey chert.
 
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Very nice Ano Nuevo Long Stem Maybe Franciscan chert? you are ground zero for the type
Definitely Franciscan chert. It was only about 15 miles from Ano Nuevo where it was found. It doesn’t have an apiculate which is a defining feature of Ano Nuevo. Shoulders are more centered and defined as well.
 
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An awesome find! If you were a little more towards the Great Basin I'd assume a paleo WST, but being coastal there are a couple of options. Ano Nuevo is a good call, maybe a Copsey, or flip it upside down and call it an Excelsior. (Any grinding?)

Franciscan or maybe Monterey chert.
No grinding on the base. No apiculate tip as per Ano Nuevo type. Shoulders are more defined and pushed to the middle of the point, rather than justified to the upper 1/3. Franciscan chert. It appears to be like a Cougar Mountain but is obviously out of range. Paleo pieces have been found at sites just a few miles inland. Earlier archaeological papers showed finds of Lake Mojave types in the area as well. Those papers only dated those as being approximately 6,000BP.
 

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