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    What is this?

    What is this?-img_3471-jpgI found this piece a couple of weeks ago in a cotton field where I've been finding artifacts. I wrote it off as a preform, but the more I look at it, I'm wondering if it might be a tool of some sort. The fact that one end is worked down intrigues me. Northeast Arkansas. Opinions?What is this?-img_3277-jpgWhat is this?-img_3278-jpgWhat is this?-img_3279-jpg
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    Last edited by Atlas39; 02-17-2017 at 01:26 PM.

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    Other angles please,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannygroves74 View Post
    Other angles please,
    These are the only pictures I have at the moment. The larger portion is fairly thick.

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    It's a nice looking piece I'll say! Preform, maybe. I'd like to see the edge profiled. Maybe get a better look at what could be the "bit" end of that fat part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdog View Post
    It's a nice looking piece I'll say! Preform, maybe. I'd like to see the edge profiled. Maybe get a better look at what could be the "bit" end of that fat part.
    I'll dig it out of my box of oddities tomorrow and get a couple of profile pictures. Thanks for the interest.

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    Quarry blank may be a better term for it at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atlas39 View Post
    I'll dig it out of my box of oddities tomorrow and get a couple of profile pictures. Thanks for the interest.
    Additional pictures in OP. Thanks for the interest.

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    It looks like citronelle, which is usually small gravel to start with. I've had pieces not do right when knapping and end up with something similar. The small size means you gotta thin aggressively and sometimes things just don't work and you get a piece that is all thick with steep sides like that. It could have been discarded, it could be a preform they didn't finish, or it could be an awl used to punch holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    It looks like citronelle, which is usually small gravel to start with. I've had pieces not do right when knapping and end up with something similar. The small size means you gotta thin aggressively and sometimes things just don't work and you get a piece that is all thick with steep sides like that. It could have been discarded, it could be a preform they didn't finish, or it could be an awl used to punch holes.
    Thanks for the information.

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    looks like a tool, probably made from crowley's ridge material.

 

 

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