Tool or preform?

Tarpon72

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Hi-I found this near Uvalde, Texas. Is there anyone who knows anything about it? Just curious. Thank you!
 

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joshuaream

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Cool piece. That picture from the side tells the story pretty well. When you see a zig-zag edge, it's usually not a finished tool. And those high and low points are great platforms for a knapper to continue working the piece.

I also use the term quarry blank for pieces like that, but a lot of people just call them preform. I think both are valid.
 

Older The Better

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To farther muddy the waters sometimes a preform is used as tool it’s self so the answer to your original question… yes.
 

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