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#3258439 - 05/31/13 07:39 AM clay marbles
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have a buddy that found a whole bunch of clay marbles while digging out for and out building. Is there any hope that these could be indian artifacts?? what is your opinion?
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#3258514 - 05/31/13 08:53 AM Re: clay marbles [Re: ropintime]
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here is a pic of some of them, there are hundreds where these come from

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#3258575 - 05/31/13 10:11 AM Re: clay marbles [Re: ropintime]
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I would get them ALL if I were him.

Not sure of the value but very very neat.
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#3258657 - 05/31/13 12:06 PM Re: clay marbles [Re: RUGER]
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I have a bunch, they did make them. Are any broken.... so you can see the inside...

The ones i have are made from pottery. Fired.
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#3258698 - 05/31/13 01:05 PM Re: clay marbles [Re: in the dog house!]
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he cracked one open, what would you look for inside?
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#3258817 - 05/31/13 05:09 PM Re: clay marbles [Re: ropintime]
in the dog house!
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Well if it was fired, it will be black with white specks. The specks are mussel shell. Then you know it was for sure Indian made.
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#3258819 - 05/31/13 05:11 PM Re: clay marbles [Re: in the dog house!]
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They also could have not made it to get "fired". Have you found other things around them, flint, pottery, ect.......
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#3259003 - 05/31/13 10:00 PM Re: clay marbles [Re: in the dog house!]
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they are actually called game balls.. I have one made of limestone... perfectly round.. found while dove hunting.. neat find!
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#3259161 - 06/01/13 09:18 AM Re: clay marbles [Re: pressfit]
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 Originally Posted By: pressfit
they are actually called game balls.. I have one made of limestone... perfectly round.. found while dove hunting.. neat find!


Me to funny thing is, I found mine on a late paleo-early archaic site.
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#3280679 - 07/02/13 01:25 PM Re: clay marbles [Re: Rockhound]
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I've seen thwse
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