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    Junior Relic Hunter
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    Edge Abraider?

    I was out poking around in the timber the other day, along a small river. I noticed there was areas of bare soil on the steep slope of the bluff rising above the bottoms. I decided to scout around for flint, of which I found a fair amount. The most productive area was right where the top of the bluff started sloping down to the river. A few crude tools, no points. I did pick this stone up and sick it in my pocket for further investigation. As you can see, it's covered in tons of tiny scratches and scars. My theory is that it may have been used to abraid/dull sharp edges during the knapping process. Anybody find stones like this before, or have an idea of why it has oodles of little scratches on it? Thanks for looking
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    Maybe its an NA itching stone?

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    Haha. What's the NA stand for?

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    Native American?

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    Thanks. That seems obvious, now. Haha. Monday

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    Hard for me to say. I know glaciers once present in the northern U.S. scratched up many rocks.
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    Junior Relic Hunter
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    That is true. Those rocks usually seem to have one face that is scored in one direction. Usually long scratches. In my eye, this was definitely scratched up through some deliberate repetitive use. I guess it's not that interesting, just had me thinking and wanting to see if anyone else had something similar.

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    Looks like the marks are done on purpose to me. Maybe a NA got bored one day and did that. Who knows really.

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    As is often the case, I guess all we can do is speculate. I'm still going to keep it around!

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    Looks natural to me
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