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A good bunch of lithics (not shown)
-A small Rhyolite Stemmed Point with tapered shoulders (Maybe a Neville Variant)
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A broken Rhyolite Levanna Triangle
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A cool High Grade Marblehead Rhyolite pressure flake
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A nice Jasper Flake
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I believe that is a Snook Kill point(knife). Did you also mean percussion flake? The striking platform, percussion bulb and curvature are all pretty clear in the photo and indicative of a percussion flake. That Levanna would have been sweet...
 
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I believe that is a Snook Kill point(knife). Did you also mean percussion flake? The striking platform, percussion bulb and curvature are all pretty clear in the photo and indicative of a percussion flake. That Levanna would have been sweet...

That?s a good call.
I believe Snook Kill would fit well. The reference we have is the Atlantic Phase Blade, which is related. So, you would be correct. The Asymmetrical blade is consistent. The size of the point is somewhat small for those types and the contracting stem is confusing. I don?t believe resharpening would have reduced the stem that way. It could have started out small.

I found that flake in an area that turns up a good number of Levanna Triangles. Would you say that a delicate flake like that could have been created using indirect percussion? That Rhyolite is hard.
 
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You find a lot of marbled rhoylite in your area.
That levanna would have been sick and I like the full one too.
Japer?!
That's timely in reference to charls post.
That's awesome.

It?s interesting that you noted the abundance of Marblehead Rhyolite in my surface finds. I once thought quartz was the predominant lithic used in my area. And throughout the archeological record, it may have been.

But lately, I?ve taken more time in a specific area and have found a very strong presence of the Levanna People. It seems they preferred high quality Marblehead Rhyolite over other lithic materials (perhaps 10 to 1) to create those beautiful Triangles.

Yes that little flake is Jasper. I find them to be rare and so, always a little more special.
 
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Good stuff! I wish our beaches were more like yours! We find points and large teeth in streams 30 miles inland but I have never found a point on the beach?
 
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Good stuff! I wish our beaches were more like yours! We find points and large teeth in streams 30 miles inland but I have never found a point on the beach?

I hear you. I bought a megalodon tooth (Ebay) that was found in SC. It?s not the biggest, but it?s a killer.

I always thought that the large created lakes in SC would turn up some points. I know there?s a lot of quartz points down there. They?re easy to spot in that red-clay dirt that sticks to everything. I have visited family members living there. So many vast residential and commercial developments. I found a quartz Guilford Stemmed and a small Morrow Mountain point. Gave them to the kids though.

Regarding the beach. An area would have to have some natural protective feature (like an estuary or bay-inlet) for it to see prolonged NA use. Anything left unprotected against the open ocean is vulnerable to the violence of our historic storms.
 

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Good walk Mucker. That triangle would have been a beauty. Still is actually.
 

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Your focus on Metal mostly or NA artifacts?

Last several years the colonial cellar hole metal detecting bug has gotten me good. Prior to that, NA artifact hunting was my vice of choice for many years. Every once in a while they merge. I detected a beautiful copper culture point once and do on occasion stumble upon a stray point on the surface while swinging the coil in a field. But the lure of the hunting for NA artifacts has not left me yet. Maybe when I retire in a few years I will have time to do both.
 
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Last several years the colonial cellar hole metal detecting bug has gotten me good. Prior to that, NA artifact hunting was my vice of choice for many years. Every once in a while they merge. I detected a beautiful copper culture point once and do on occasion stumble upon a stray point on the surface while swinging the coil in a field. But the lure of the hunting for NA artifacts has not left me yet. Maybe when I retire in a few years I will have time to do both.

If you see a surface hunter on the trail ahead of you, stop him and say hello. It just might be me.
 

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You're right, some of the lakes on the Savannah are productive in some spots when the water is down. I found points where the Hartwell dam is now when I was a kid. The savannah itself has places where you can still see the remains of the old fish traps.
I hear you. I bought a megalodon tooth (Ebay) that was found in SC. It?s not the biggest, but it?s a killer.

I always thought that the large created lakes in SC would turn up some points. I know there?s a lot of quartz points down there. They?re easy to spot in that red-clay dirt that sticks to everything. I have visited family members living there. So many vast residential and commercial developments. I found a quartz Guilford Stemmed and a small Morrow Mountain point. Gave them to the kids though.

Regarding the beach. An area would have to have some natural protective feature (like an estuary or bay-inlet) for it to see prolonged NA use. Anything left unprotected against the open ocean is vulnerable to the violence of our historic storms.
 

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