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CreekSide

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Why is one ear longer/shorter on the Dalton points? I have 3 examples which are quartz. I did change the background color so the points stand out better. It’s hard to get a good picture of this frame and I’m too lazy to fix the cover 😃
 

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It could simply be the shape of the preform. They may have been maximizing overall length with no perceived benefit of an even base..
 

That's interesting. They all have the same angle on the one side. Were they found in the same area? May just be a characteristic of the maker
 

That's interesting. They all have the same angle on the one side. Were they found in the same area? May just be a characteristic of the maker
No 3 different creeks miles apart. Great question though
 

it possible that the quartz material tended to knap difficult resulting in the different size base tang.

quartz is notorious for being difficult to knap.

Of course they could have been made by the same individual. who had a bad eye and neck, so he bent his head to the left and tended to hold the preform in a specific manner that resulted in an asymmetric basal area of the point. Coult be.
 

it possible that the quartz material tended to knap difficult resulting in the different size base tang.

quartz is notorious for being difficult to knap.

Of course they could have been made by the same individual. who had a bad eye and neck, so he bent his head to the left and tended to hold the preform in a specific manner that resulted in an asymmetric basal area of the point. Coult be.
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I think it is just due to difficulty in knapping the quartz stone, not a style or intentional method.
 

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