What are these?

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What are these called and are they really old? Found in NW Georgia. I find them everywhere.
 

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ealewis1

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... debitage from the knapping process of making a lithic tool. It’s a good sign your close to finding artifacts...
... debitage from the knapping process of making a lithic tool. It’s a good sign your close to finding artifacts...

... debitage from the knapping process of making a lithic tool. It’s a good sign your close to finding artifacts...

I know what flakes are. I've been reading about Burins. It seems to me that these flakes were deliberately formed into a point at the end. Do you use the term flakes and Burins interchangeably?
 

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I know what flakes are. I've been reading about Burins. It seems to me that these flakes were deliberately formed into a point at the end. Do you use the term flakes and Burins interchangeably?
... No, burins are on found on scrapers and lithic tools...
 

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No flaking or wear on the small points, they appear to be debitage, not tools. chert will sometimes flake off in bulbs when being worked that is what first one appears to be.
 

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I could almost get behind you on the flat wide one but I hesitate with that cortex all the way to the tip, the bulb of percussion looks like it is at 10 o’clock and was struck towards 5 which makes that projection a bit odd and I see at east one smaller flake scar on the projection but I just don’t know if I see enough.
 

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