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    Weird finding - ID help

    I found this the other day at one of my Great Basin spots. Itís hard to capture well in a picture but itís worked on both sides, is symmetrical, and it arches. What is unusual, to me, is that the area is 99% obsidian and I havenít seen this color of flaking in the area (yet). Any idea what it is? Weird scraper?


    Weird finding - ID help-7a0eb236-6b11-4256-a837-858041b3a0d6-jpgWeird finding - ID help-571dfa16-5b43-4475-9ba7-2d6048bb251a-jpg

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    Very nice flake knife!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indianasmith View Post
    Very nice flake knife!
    I wouldnít have thought that since itís small - maybe 2Ē max. Would this have been hafted? Used with fingers? Leather? Curious to know more, thanks for your help.

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    Pretty cool! Smith nailed it imo.
    ...from the deepest bowels of East Texas

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    Its was for shootin round trees or big rocks and such.

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    Nice little jasper? hump backed scraper / knife .

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    I think flake knife is a good description. Looks like a large waste flake that was being used as a tool, then when the natural edge dulled was resharpened by pressure flaking. Probably just hand held, not hafted. Probably carried around quite a bit. I once got some Hartville Upflift chert/jasper from Wyoming and some of it looked very similar to that material.

    Keith

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    Nice !
    Premature certainty is the enemy of understanding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummingbird Point View Post
    I think flake knife is a good description. Looks like a large waste flake that was being used as a tool, then when the natural edge dulled was resharpened by pressure flaking. Probably just hand held, not hafted. Probably carried around quite a bit. I once got some Hartville Upflift chert/jasper from Wyoming and some of it looked very similar to that material.

    Keith
    Thanks, Keith - appreciate it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Nice little jasper? hump backed scraper / knife .
    yeah fairly certain itís jasper. I did find some awesome petrified wood flakes at a different site - one of the prettiest materials Iíve ever seen. I know you are a Great Basin guy, do you know a good place to purchase a petrified wood point from our area?

 

 

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