Example of discarded preform?

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Thought I would post what I believe to be a great example of pecking and grinding in mid process.

Obviously discarded before finished product for some unknown reason?

Found early this summer and just now getting around to evaluating finds.

Please any and all opinions are appreciated.
Thanks
 

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dognose

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I agree this does not have the characteristics I would expect to see on a tool or relic pecked and ground to shape.

it looks like limestone with encrustations. typically a hardstone igneous stone IE: granite or greenstone, is the choice of material. phophery and the like.
 

RGINN

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Well unclemac, at least the newer members are coming here to check out what they find, which is a smart move on their part.
 

dirstscratcher

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Here's another educational preform artifact; an in process bird stone that split longitudinally, and was abandoned. It's on tightly banded slate that's pretty spectacular when wet. The pecking is obvious with some areas smoothed before the catastrophic failure. Unfortunately, it's the only bird stone I've ever found.
 

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