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    Micro Blade Cores

    Just moving some stuff around, and decided to take a couple of quick pictures of a box of cores from the Gobi Desert. These guys were great a taking small bladelets from tiny cores.

    That is a 5 centimeter scale, a couple of them are less than 1 inch long.

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    I have some obsidian cores from central America and one from Hungary. Yours are nice examples.

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    Briman,

    I love the obsidian ones, just very nice workmanship. I'd love to see the one from Hungary.












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    I'll post a picture tomorrow
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    Briman,

    I love the obsidian ones, just very nice workmanship. I'd love to see the one from Hungary.












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    Do you think a majority of the micro blades were used on an as needed piece by piece basis or if numerous tiny blades were fitted to create a larger cutting tool:


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    It depends, I think some groups like the Hopewell, probably used them as stand alone tools. The Pre-Colombian groups used a loaf stone like groved holder, and could swap out blades pretty quickly. In the Gobi, many of them were hafted into compound tools like these.

    If you practice any grain based agriculture (rice, wheat, rye, etc.) a sickle is an essential tool, and bladelets set into a wood/bone handle do better and are lighter weight than larger core blades.










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    Great looking Cores and Baldelets Joshua.

    Here are a few Bladelets from Mongolia that were kindly gifted to me from you.
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    Great artifacts and pictures, thanks for the look. The micro cores are really cool.

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    Here is a Hungarian MBC and a couple of tools fashioned from the prismatic blades; one of which is an arrow point.
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    Thanks Joshua nice examples
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