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    A recent trade.....

    This is my most recent trade piece. It was found (by a good friend) very near my home and I really wanted it. Should I have it restored? It would have been as much as 5 1/4" if the base was intact. A recent trade.....-img_2623-jpgA recent trade.....-img_2624-jpg

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    Can't see the break surfaces, but the missing (or never made) base corners looks deliberate. Much scarcer than a "point" if so, & more interesting (IMHO).
    Premature certainty is the enemy of understanding.

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    A beauty. SMH? Good trade I'm sure. Restore? Totally up to the owner. However, that does look like a great restoration candidate--not much missing.
    Terry (a.k.a. Dances With Dachshunds)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdog View Post
    A beauty. SMH? Good trade I'm sure. Restore? Totally up to the owner. However, that does look like a great restoration candidate--not much missing.
    i think this might be my second restored piece. But dude! It's a Clovis!

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    Id examine the base for wear or use, there is enough there that it might have been used like that.

    Great piece and exceptional photos, they really show the flaking well.

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    Repeating myself (& Joshua) : study that base carefully, looking for indications of use. It might be a significant item the way it is. If so, turning it into a fake hafted point would be ill-advised.
    Premature certainty is the enemy of understanding.

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    It looks like a snapped base to me. The break has the same patina as side "b".
    A recent trade.....-img_2628-jpg

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    A recent trade.....-img_2629-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniface View Post
    Repeating myself (& Joshua) : study that base carefully, looking for indications of use. It might be a significant item the way it is. If so, turning it into a fake hafted point would be ill-advised.
    Duly noted. Thanks.

 

 

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