Spearhead preform?

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Hi all,
I found this worked rock at a flaking site recently. The base on one side has a stem and one shoulder formed, almost as if they were flaking a projectile point and stopped halfway through. The other end is much less worked and very thick.

I have little knowledge in flint knapping so I don’t really know what a half made point should look like. I had thought that the whole point was made first, and then the stem was added. What do you all think? Spear preform, or maybe something else like a knife?

Front face showing stem and shoulder:
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Front edge:
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Side edge:
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Opposite edge (much thicker):
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Back face has a bit less flake work:
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Thanks for lookin.
 
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dognose

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Agree is a broken basal section of a stemmed projectile point.
 

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