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  • Fossils in Artifacts

    The ancient people had the same needs and many of the same interests we have today. I like fossils and I bet they did too. If you have an artifact that holds a fossil please share it here.

    The owner of this ancient Pennsylvania knife didn't know about the Brachiopod until his knife broke:

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    This end scraper is loaded with fossils and the orange color makes it special too. This is the bottom of the scraper:

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    This teardrop end scraper was snapped off on the proximal end where it was hafted into a socketed handle. The first picture shows the top and bottom of the end scraper. Then a closeup showing many crinoids.
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    Michigan Yooper
    If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

  • #2
    Very nice.
    The only thing better than finding an artifact is finding one with a fossil! I haven’t found a point with one but I’ve found some pretty interesting ones I believe are tools. I found one in this current camp that I think may possibly be something pretty special I’ll post.

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    • #3
      What kinda tool is the white stone second from the bottom?

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      • Ron Kelley
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        Oops the picture is AWOL.

      • Ron Kelley
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        Hey TN mud, I think i misunderstood your question. I was looking for your picture. That's an end scraper that was made on a blade using blade / core technology.

    • #4
      Here's one Matt will recognize.
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      http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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      • #5
        Ron how many do you want
        Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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        • Ron Kelley
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          As many as you care to post Chase. Love to see them.

      • #6
        Just a reduction flake but it has a small shell fossil .
        See me and my chips .

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        • Ron Kelley
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          Tam that's a real beauty, Did you check out "colorful flakes" in the modern flintknapping category?

      • #7
        No but I will now .. thank you .

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        • #8
          While hunting for knapping material I came across this lovely chunk of rock. There at least three distinct kinds of lythic on the property and this type is probably the easiest to knap. I'm guessing that's why someone went to great lengths to find an area without fossils. I thought it was interesting, so it resides in my yard now.
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          I didn't think to put anything in the picture for scale, but it's about 14 across.
          Kevin - North/Central Texas

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