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    Junior Relic Hunter
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    Quote Originally Posted by donnie d View Post
    Ben I see rocks like that all the time. I guess some one could pick it up & use it if they wanted .
    Thanks Donnie. That is good to know. I think sometimes my imagination gets ahead of reality.

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    First stone..not as nice as Steves' but Tool. .....the last two, I'm going with artifacts, one not so obvious, and not a tool.

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    My background is in replication of stone tools. I have knapped extensively, especially using spalls derived from cobbles. In order to have a more complete understanding of the stone working processes I have also done two celts, a 3/4 grove ax and a full groove ax using peck and grind. Based on that, the first piece shown is a naturally split cobble which subsequently experienced some weathering or tumbling. It shows no signs of modification as a tool. Of the later photos, the pieces on the left appear to be chert or chert-like stone and may very well be waste flakes. The pieces on the right appear to be natural.

    Keith

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    My assessment of it (for whatever that may be worth) (if anything) is based on an even more unlikely-looking indurated shale roughout I picked up on a site & casually ran my thumb along the edge of. It cut my thumb.

    The bit itself was ground ; the rest was a lot less regular than that one is.
    Premature certainty is the enemy of understanding.

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    Rocks in post #10, natural too.
    Terry (a.k.a. Dances With Dachshunds)

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    Yep all natural rocks...keep looking they're out there.
    O.A.S.A.R. ( Ohio Artifact Search And Recovery)

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    Piece on the left is definitely a flake of flint; struck off during manufacture of a point or knife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uniface View Post
    Tool.
    No...
    "Even a rock will crumble if you strike it night and day, if hammer I must, I'm gonna get through your crust, gonna chip that stone away..."

 

 

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