You coming after mah stones, huh?
North of you, Central Ohio.
That's the thing, I've spent well over 60 hours on the internet/doing research and have yet to come across a Rock with a similar notch. Not to be an *******, but I can't find the first picture, nor the first piece of literature that indicates that fracture is natural. I've spent hours searching.
And I'm sorry, I misspoke, I should have said "How do you explain the cut in the Rock"
Here are a couple of fractured stones I picked up, for reference:
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If your in central Ohio you have to know what plows, harrows, discs, etc. do to rocks. Not to mention earth moving equipment and the like. Finding a fractured rock away from roads, buildings and so forth means little since all the land there has been settled since the late 1600's. Farmers used to collect piles of rocks from their fields and throw them in creeks to prevent washouts. Look what glaciers have done. Ohio was basically where the south encroaching glaciers ended and broken rocks from the Canadian Shield are present in farm fields. Rocks break, have for millennia.
Isn't anyone going to ask me where I'm finding all these stones?
You can ask. But I will not tell. The location was half the reason Professor dude was so animated...
I will say it appears these stones haven't seen the light of day in a long, long, long time.
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I know your not, never thought you were, my comment is directed at anyone who calls or implies another member is a troll.
Please understand there are hundreds of years of artifact knowledge and experience here.. our artifact forum is the combination of 2 forums, one of which was shut down and their very knowledgeable members moved here, you may find another forum, but your not going to find a more experienced forum.
So you are finding them in glacial till deposits in central Ohio and you can't figure out how in the world they could have gotten fractured and marked?
I will not call this person a troll but why is this allowed by a "member" with no regard what so ever for the other members of whom he /she/it asked opinions? If this isn't trolling I don't know what is here. There is nothing educational about this post other than what not to post and how not to talk down to others.
Why is he still here?
Lol, that green rock has been cut. I mean look at it. Both sides are perfectly flat.
But seriously, this sidewinding hole that’s tapered from either side, that’s not natural, is it?
I mean come on guys, this has been worked, right?
...But that corner has been cut...
So... @ Indiana_acklac... I tried to stay out of this but I just can't help myself. Stone aged man repeats the processes of tool/weapon/adornment creation throughout the millennia with scientifically proven, recognizable, repeatable results. The same results are also the case with Mother Nature. If one can not learn to recognize man's intervention in lithic reduction, then the default as sure as "H E Double-Hockey-Sticks" ain't aliens doing it! It is up to YOU to bear the burden of proof and not the ones here who have centuries of collective experience in identifying authentic artifacts, recognizing modern fakes as well as tossing those geofacts that don't even make it to the lab. All of us are trying to help YOU. If YOU can not accept these facts and apply them, your arrogance and pride have supplanted common sense and have gotten the best of you. This is the best "scholarly" advice I can provide which you implied you needed--do not remain ignorant. Learn from this place.