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    Reworked???

    Hello all. I wanted to get out and look after work but it turned cold and windy while the sun went down. So I decided to study old finds. Take a look and let me know what you think. Was it reworked from an older point?

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    definitely looks rechipped

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    Tough call but definitely a possibility. Nice find.

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    Can we have view from the tip to see if it was reworked

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilbrun View Post
    Can we have view from the tip to see if it was reworked
    Sure, here are some day time pics. The tip of broken unfortunately.

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    Very few flint artifacts that we find are in pristine unsharpened condition. In fact many were probably discarded and replaced with a new blade. the beveled archaic points that are commom got that way through sharpening. Yours appears to have been well used and resharpened, and then got it's tip broken off.

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    I was a little more curious about the base. Is it a flute from an older piece?
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Huffman View Post
    Sure, here are some day time pics. The tip of broken unfortunately.

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    Thanks for the tip photo. I was wondering if the tip was reworked into a scraper and it was not. That is a common way to salvage a tool that may me too small to rework as a point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Huffman View Post
    I was a little more curious about the base. Is it a flute from an older piece?
    They're probably just base thinning flakes. Similar to fluting but not designed to run up 50% or more of the length.

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