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  • Natural vs Worked.

    I procured a new site recently. It's not very convenient to get to so I'll probably only go there a few times this year. I was excited to take a look anyway so I went out in 15 f temps. Didn't find much, a couple of roughly worked probable tools (last three pics). I did however find what I believe to be a good example of the difference between natural cleaving/weathering vs. work by man...on the same piece (First two pics). It looks to me that the left side is worked and the right side has a few natural breaks. found it interesting anyway.
    Left side worked. Different angle.
    Last edited by flintguy; 02-10-2019, 10:45 PM.

  • #2
    I would say what is most interesting is the fact that you are certainly finding artifacts and a new site to hunt. Congrats
    Michigan Yooper
    If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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    • #3
      Finding artifacts on your first look is a good sign. On your one piece do you think it could of been wider then broke in half or do you think it was just a test piece for quality of the stone?

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      • flintguy
        flintguy commented
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        I think they were just checking the quality, or needed a little flake for some reason. The piece was a square slab, about 1 inch thick. The worked side didn't come to a shape edge, so can't see any use for it.

      • SurfaceHunter
        SurfaceHunter commented
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        I find a lot like that in the fields I walk but I also find one sided scrapers tools of some kind maybe striking stones for making fire. They are interesting. Not all were made for scraping and cutting

    • #4
      Good observation with the comparison. I like the piece in the 3rd pic. 15 degrees is no joke. U musta been raring to go ......man

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      • flintguy
        flintguy commented
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        I had a rare window of free time and the sun was out. Had to be done. Lots of rain before. Was having visions of artifacts laying about. Wishful thinking but I had fun.

    • #5
      Do you think you’ll be able to screen that material in pic 1&2 ? I’d think that material would hold artifacts .

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      • flintguy
        flintguy commented
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        First time there, I can't see pushing my luck screening and afraid it might cross the line on the laws here. Try to just surface hunt on private land. There is a spot on my original site where I have found 3 nice points and 2 tools all in a one foot area under a sapling. Every time I went to that spot over the summer, something was washed out.I know there is a cache there. Still can't bring myself to ask about digging a hole.

    • #6
      Good on you I hope that new site is productive. You have some worked items there.

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      • #7
        I can’t dig either I could ask but I’m just glad to have permission to be there. I feel if I ask to dig they might say no and don’t come back.

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