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First find of 2020

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First find of 2020

Postby dg7080 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:44 pm

Went for a short creek walk on my place today just to get out.. Found this big scraper just about 150 yards from the house...

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Re: First find of 2020

Postby BULL MOOSE » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:51 pm

Are you sure? It just looks like a rock to me. Maybe that is why I never find anything.
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Re: First find of 2020

Postby dg7080 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:08 pm

BULL MOOSE wrote:Are you sure? It just looks like a rock to me. Maybe that is why I never find anything.


Yep, its worked (flaked) on both sides all the way around. I've found of bunch of these.. This one is a nice size one.. most I've found are smaller...
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Re: First find of 2020

Postby Tennrock » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:36 pm

Definitely an artifact.
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Re: First find of 2020

Postby Lost Lake » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:46 pm

Nice find. Definitely been flaked.

A lot of those finds are quarry blanks. The Old Guys would walk creeks that have good chert in the gravel bars, or that washes out of the creek banks, and they’d reduce the rock to where it was easier to transport. It was also done to check the quality of the stone as well.
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Re: First find of 2020

Postby jcraig0313 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:20 am

Nice find! Is the bottom worked also? It looks like an adze with an angled bit.
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Re: First find of 2020

Postby dg7080 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:15 pm

I thought it might be a preform, blank, or something when I first picked it up. But it fits my hand perfect for cutting or scrapping... and only one way, it's not as smooth a fit in the hand if you hold it from different positions.. just one way fits perfect and it makes a sooth cut on that cheese. I feel it was a tool for sure, knife, scraper, both.. who knows, but it's an artifact.. and the black color is on both sides.. not sure if it is a fire mark or not..

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Re: First find of 2020

Postby cardia10 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:05 am

That is really cool. I'm the unlucky type that has yet to find 1 thing.
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