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Hi, found this yesterday in a large cornfield along a river yesterday. Looks like it might be a biscuit discoidal?? Same field I have found a few points and flint chips in the past.
 

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Here is the bottom and side views
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another top view close up
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I'm no expert but it sure has the shape of quite a few I have seen including this one.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Native-Ame...2-1-2-Biscuit-Discoidal-East-TN-/371886813305

I would question whether that eBay example is a discoidal, or is natural. For sure it looks natural, as I can find many rocks that will look like that. Most discoidals will be ground on the sides, and that eBay example is not. Instead, it looks like a natural piece of sandstone. Given the many mistakes made by eBay sellers, not just selling fakes, but selling items mistakenly identified as artifacts, I would say eBay itself is not the best source for seeking confirmation of identifying artifacts. JMHO....
 
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understood, I had just thought that the one I found yesterday was too perfectly shaped to pass off as just a rock, especially with a few arrowheads I have found there amongst other quartz chips, flakes and some flint
 
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wow that is one hell of a collection. Ok so what I have is just a plain ordinary rock. Do we have a plain ordinary rock forum??:tongue3:
 

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Sorta had me going until I got to the 4th picture, but I still wouldn't pitch it. Thanks for sharing it with us.
 

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These are more amazing examples of polished discoidals from long ago here on T-Net when 'badandy' was here-- enjoy!

http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/n...tifacts/116719-another-cahokia-discoidal.html

(I have to admit, although it has been established a 'just a rock' (no proper forum for such things, unfortunately), I too would have picked it up and kept it. I'm originally from CT, and know the endless granite. If it was found near water that could 'tumble' and round off the granite, then it's to be expected, but in a cornfield... Maybe a hammer-stone of sorts... Maybe.
 

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The bottom part of your rock looks to have been used or struck by something. Like the others have said discoidal no but it could be another type of tool. I would study it more before I tossed it.
 

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Many times if a sand stone rock such as yours is found on a site it was used in knapping. They would rough up the edges to strike a blow. But there can be so many natural ones it is hard to tell if that one was used. It does not look like a chunky game stone.
 

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