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    Flake knives

    Here are a few flake knives from the Missouri Rock Shelter Dig site. All of these were found in the deep layer, so it got me thinking. Is this a technology/form that was more prevalent at one time than another? I've found a couple others in the upper layers but not nearly as finely sharpened. Thanks for looking.Flake knives-flakeknives2-jpg

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    length?

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    Sorry didn't include reference object. The one furthest to the right is almost 4" long.

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    Last edited by uniface; 05-15-2018 at 02:48 PM.
    Premature certainty is the enemy of understanding.

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    Thanks, Uniface. That is exactly what I was looking for and it makes perfect sense given the Dalton and other late Paleo/Early Archaic artifacts found at that depth. I figured you would have a look at these given it is your favorite tool type!

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    Notice the parrot beak bec at the tip of the largest one.
    Premature certainty is the enemy of understanding.

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    I encounter those often, buddy of mine called me a hoarder for bothering to pick a few up. I keep telling him, I'm going to field dress a deer one of these Novembers with one.

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    I've thought about doing that too. They are plenty sharp that's for sure.

    To me, anything that has been worked to any degree is worth keeping. I keep most flakes as well but not like I used to. There's only so many 5 gallon buckets you can fill lol. I also keep cores mainly because I plan on taking up knapping at some point in my life. I've got some nice material from cores.
    Last edited by BenK; 05-17-2018 at 09:07 AM.

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