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  • by Published on 03-24-2015 09:11 PM
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    I have a site where I find Scrapers that are flaked on both faces. We all find Uniface Scrapers and I have them by the hundreds and I have never found a Bifacial Scraper anywhere else but this site and a few I have from a site directly across the river that I am sure was all part of the same village 1000 years ago. At first we thought these may have been made from broken tips off of Points, but after finding them by the hundreds it was obvious that ...
    by Published on 03-08-2015 04:17 PM
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    The last of the old-time professional English gunflint makers was named Fred Avery, who died in 1996. This is a piece of a nodule of Brandon flint that he made into a core. I have 30 blades that can be refitted to the core, but there are a few gaps where trimming flakes were removed and weren't saved. It also looks like a number of blades were removed before these 30 were collected.

    Here are a couple references About Fred Avery ...
    by Published on 03-02-2015 07:49 AM
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    These are thin, irregular flat knives, having angular, or curved/angular edges. They are made on chalcedony plate formations. The pieces of chalcedony plate used were usually about one fourth inch thick and did not need further bifacial thinning. Only edge sharpening was necessary leaving the semi-rough, dull looking cortical surface on both faces. Specimens are found with all edges worked, however broken chalcedony plates were oftentimes sharpened ...
    by Published on 03-01-2015 11:04 AM
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    The Nebo Hill phase was first defined in 1948 by J. Met Shippee on the basis of surface collections recovered from the Nebo Hill type site (23CL11) and three related upland sites in southern Clay County Missouri.

    Distribution: The core area of Nebo Hill Lanceolate points is primarily within the prairie regions of northwestern Missouri but examples have been found on the edges of the bordering states of Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. Sites ...
    by Published on 02-22-2015 02:35 PM

    Allen points from the Plains, primarily Northern Oklahoma.
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