Mount Kineo Rhyolite

Quartzite Keith

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This is mostly just to have a place to put some pictures to reference in one of the artifacts threads. I don't like to put pictures of new stuff into threads about old stuff. I'm actually in Virginia and this material is from Maine. I was given it since I am mostly a quartzite knapper, and this material knaps in a way similar to quartzite. These pieces all made using direct percussion with a dogwood hammer, then finished with antler indirect percussion.

Over sized example:

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Thins down better than quartzite:

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More typical examples:

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From large waste flakes:

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Jon Stewart

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Very nice work. Reminds me of onandoga chert which comes with a saying friends don't let friends knap onandago.
 

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