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  • Pointblank
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    Originally posted by tomf View Post
    It's not a guessing game with the California ones. Evidence supports ethnographic reports. It seems they had no utilitarian function that wasn't magical in nature. Not weights or plum lines or marital aids.
    Not saying that at some point in distant past they didn't have a physical function that may have morphed into the metaphysical, but indian lore, and archeology seem to line up in agreement on this one.
    Exactly what tomf stated above...............Here are a couple of mine from CA. Click image for larger version

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  • Cecilia
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    No, this is a JAR?! No, I don’t believe that. You musta scratched cool design if rock. Please make pine tar pitch soon, and record. (I’ll believe only JAR if see you mashing embers with it....!). Gosh, I’ll think about that next time our gazillion Georgia pines whisper in the wind!

  • LongStride
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    it's just a odd shaped rock I found on a gravel bar, about 3" long, use it to grind the charcoal when making pine tar pitch, will document that for y'all with photos next time I make some
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  • Missouri Breaks
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    I just downloaded this article and it’s really fantastic. There are descriptions of things I’ve found, including the charm stones. Answers a lot of questions.

  • AJGamby
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    These are all fantastic artifacts guys!

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  • Cecilia
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    This insomniac just read one of coolest, most interesting articles ever, and can y’all guess, it was about (among other items) plummets being part of a Californian shaman’s rainmaking kit!

    Please enjoy!

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile...ication_detail

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  • Artifascination
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    Click image for larger version

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  • Cmcramer
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    No idea about this material.....I hope someone will know.

  • Missouri Breaks
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    Those would be serious sites. All amazing. Something numerical going on with the tablet?
    Last edited by Missouri Breaks; 05-13-2021, 11:29 AM.

  • Cecilia
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    Yep, I’ve read that, too, but who would make such a beautiful thing and sling it fast and hard and far over and over.....? That’s equivalent of using for fishing net....idk, idk ... maybe my value-system needs plumbing... 😆 LOL
    Last edited by Cecilia; 05-16-2021, 09:10 AM.

  • Artifascination
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    Excellent finds! Thanks for sharing!

  • Artifascination
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    I believe they definitely put some work into making it appear like that! That’s an awesome piece!

  • Artifascination
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    That’s a unique one! What material is that made from?

  • willjo
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    Super collection

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  • Artifascination
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    It looks a lot like claystone! Very neat material!
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