Nice afternoon walk. Heartbreaker Alert.

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By the light of the setting sun:
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Almost dark when I picked this one up. Didn’t get on site photo.
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1st one doesn't look heartbreaker too me, interesting burgundy material on the other. Nice finds MA :icon_thumleft:
 

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I don't see anything that would break my heart to have found! Congratulations on some interesting finds! Thanks for sharing.
 
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1st one doesn't look heartbreaker too me, interesting burgundy material on the other. Nice finds MA :icon_thumleft:

Thanks for looking. It’s the last one (yes the burgundy colored Marblehead Rhyolite blade, with the missing ear quarter) that would have been a stunning broad lance, had it been whole.

No doubt, it’s beautiful as it is.

That one is outside of any Type that I am aware of. I know that it would be easy to lump it in with Levanna. But it’s convex blade (somewhat hexagonal) narrows at the base, making the widest part of the blade just above the lower 3rd. This is not diagnostic of Levanna.

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Nice finds all around, love the burgundy color..Always up for seein quartz gem points, nice.

Thanks H.P.
That burgundy material is a nice color variance of a lithic we call Marblehead Rhyolite. It’s a material that was commonly used throughout Archeological Periods along the New England coast. It outcrops in massive quantities along the coast north of Boston. The color ranges from various Maroons to grays to black. (Easily identified by the whitish phenocrysts).

Interesting fact is that we find some examples that patina quite aggressively (like faded jeans) and some varieties that show no patina what ever, even on Early Archaic artifacts.
 
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I don't see anything that would break my heart to have found! Congratulations on some interesting finds! Thanks for sharing.

I know. You’re right. I love them just the way they are. But who are we kidding, wouldn’t it have been great to find that big broad Lanceolate type whole?

But (as they say), each artifact tells a little piece of the story.
Thanks for checking them out.
 
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Yup... a li’l heartbreak.
Comes with the territory.
Git ‘em next time.....

Yes sir! Believe me, my hands visibly shake when I pick up a point in pristine condition. It’s almost inconceivable that any of them are whole after thousands of years.

By the way, you’re killing it lately!
 
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This looks like a point. Hope you didn't miss one!

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Leave it to you to catch that Tdog!

After blowing up and editing that photo, I saw that little fella and my heart just sank. I was hoping no one else would see that.

This is why I love field photos.

This is the best I can do with that photo. What do you think?
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Welp, it’s a faker for sure. The edges are flat and not worked. Are your Hardaway’s small (1/2” long) points?
 

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That broke eared point has some nice thinning strikes. I'm not familiar with types there but it looks early to me.
 
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That broke eared point has some nice thinning strikes. I'm not familiar with types there but it looks early to me.

I appreciate your thoughts and observations (As I do, everyones). It could be an early blade form and I’d be happy if it was.
I have heard of the Web Blade Complex (Woodland), which apparently is found in the written record here in the Northeast (google).
The problem is there are few confirmed photos of examples. And of those, the form is wildly different.

Example here (OVERSTREET-useless description):
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I’m hoping that someone recognizes the form and workmanship.
 

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Congratulations nice recoveries
 

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That marbled rhoylite is unique to me for sure. Hunting both RI and MA, never seen any alike. I love the knapping design in the intact edge. Large specimen.

Awesome find. Maybe after this rain were having some will be ready for Saturday.

On first glance, before reading on, I definitely got the impression a very early peice.
 
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