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Tesorodeoro

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Scraper...graver...micro blade....multi-tool...recycled projectile?
Tip of a larger tool?

Almost looks like the tip was sharpened “recently”.

Anybody care to school me? Otherwise just enjoy looking.

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Tesorodeoro

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I bet those folks would have had a strong handshake!
 

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Great artifact of great material, whatever it is.
 

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It was once a biface. Looks like a fluted point with the tip and one basal ear broken off. May have been salvaged and used as you describe.

What you are seeing as the tip was actually one side of the base.
 
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Tesorodeoro

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It was once a biface. Looks like a fluted point with the tip and one basal ear broken off. May have been salvaged and used as you describe.

What you are seeing as the tip was actually one side of the base.

Thanks. Your right on about the orientation. Solved!

I think I’ve made that same mistake before.
Not sure about fluting though. Could have been part of how the point broke?
Properly oriented...

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Garscale

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Yep the close up looks like the flute came from toward the tip so probably the result of an impact.
 

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I'm not convinced it's a flute at all. I can't help but notice the shock ripple is radiating south--like an impact fracture occurred at the top of the biface and obliterated it.


Edit: I see that you got another post in Gar a few minutes before I submitted mine.
 
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charley2hats

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Looks like a Dalton that broke on impact an later used for a drill. Not sure just my thery
 

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I like it Broken used tossed and saved . Reminds me of a Black Rock base ?
 
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that is a Swiss Army Knife!
 
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It may just be a barbed gunther with the base snapped off.

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