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  • Cobble knife

    Was cleaning up around the root hole today. This popped out. I dont think the pics do it justice. Knife made from a quartz cobble. We find quartz hammerstones and i imagine this was one they broke and repurposed. Really cool and pretty in hand. 5 1/2 inches.

  • #2
    Hey Chad, That's a beautiful and interesting artifact. I don't know what they used it for but I could certainly flesh out a hide with that.
    Michigan Yooper
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    • Tam
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      Ron isn’t that first one like a turtle back scrapper ?

    • Ron Kelley
      Ron Kelley commented
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      Hey Tam, No this is not what is referred to as a turtleback scraper.

  • #3
    That is an awesome artifact Chad I think Ron is on to something perhaps it was a large scraper for fleshing hides.
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    • #4
      Nice artifact dual porpoise a bone marrow extractor and flasher the site is a kill site dropped and killed on site prossed on site you take the nessasary parts and move back to camp
      Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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      • OnewiththewilD
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        A porpoise,a bone marrow extractor and a flasher walk into a kill site, stop me if youve heard this one....lol

    • #5
      I was leaning towards scraper myself. I’m guessing it did a little cutting and scraping.
      Gary

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      • #6
        Nice artifact what ever they used it for, I always like to find artifacts made from unusual materials.

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        • #7
          That is so weird! I have never heard of anything like that. Great find!

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          • #8
            I have found the same type of tool made from the cobbles here in the last couple years. I threw in some pics of a couple. The first, is nearly identical in manufacture, except that it is only sharpened on one side. It reminds me of an Ulu knife from alaska. The second is a little different as they nearly knocked all the cortex off in making it. I think its worth mentioning that we dont have cobbles anywhere near here. They would have had to transport them several miles in any direction. Middle of montana.

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            • #9
              Very nice! You can tell for sure that it was worked.

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              • #10
                Love that material Chad. You can tell it was used for cutting or scraping. I'm always looking but never find stuff like that around here. Nice artifacts.
                Pickett/Fentress County, Tn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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                • #11
                  Nice tool .

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                  • #12
                    If you get a chance, look up Spanish Diggings quartzite in Wyoming. East central Wyo. There's tons of cobble quartzite with tons of chipped debris scattered over a very large area. Very colorful quartzite. I camped at that quarry for a couple days, and there's cobbles like this strewn all over the place. Some of the cobbles were only bifacially chipped around the entire perimeter. So I sat there with cobble in hand and pondered, why are there so many that aren't finished any further than just a sharp edge treatment? And, for real folks, I saw a jack rabbit sitting under a sage bush about 15 - 20 yards away. I threw three cobbles at him, I got lucky with the third one. I had jack rabbit on an open pit fire for supper!! Not that these were intentionally used in such a manner, but being sharpened cobbles, they have weight and balance, and the sharp edge kills very nicely!! I'm sure though what you have Chad are larger butchering tools. You should be finding some preserved bones.
                    Last edited by pkfrey; 08-10-2018, 12:09 PM.
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                    • Cskelton
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                      The bones are everywhere. Most all broken for the marrow. Lots of teeth though.

                    • pkfrey
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                      Bison bones? Maybe you did mention this in another post, I don't remember seeing it.

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                    Originally posted by pkfrey View Post
                    Bison bones? Maybe you did mention this in another post, I don't remember seeing it.
                    Yep. Found a few tools they made from them also.

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                    • #14
                      That's really neat.

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