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  • #16
    I'm sitting here laughing because on any beach four tidal changes in 24 hrs pretty much scours the sand clean of all but the biggest, heaviest pieces so I'm lucky if I find an intact artifact, much less bits & pieces.
    Child of the tides

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    • #17
      I pick it all up, as it all tells a tale. From Lithic use and transportation, manufacturing techniques of flake tools and points, lifestyle of the ppls who left them there, and so much more, A lot can be learned from those flakes. Like the other members have already stated, it is important to keep them site separated and logged if possible.

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      • #18
        Deb , at least you found somthing .
        we all know my chip or flake story . I just love them all the differnt lithics in Georgia . Beautiful jaspers to the colorful
        heat treated cherts.
        Andy I to like to look at each one and see the pressure flaking to the big spalls left behind .

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        • #19
          Click image for larger version  Name:	point18.jpg Views:	1 Size:	57.5 KB ID:	312677It's been a while since I've posted anything, probably because it's been a while since I've found much.lol!I've been getting out a little here the last few weeks.I thought I'd post a picture of this one here because when I picked it up I just thought I was cleaning up some chips. I was really happy to find it but would of been much happier if it wasn't broken. lol! I found this one in my Jefferson County Mo. site.
          Last edited by bobbss; 08-09-2018, 11:02 PM.

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          • #20
            long time no see congrats on the find.
            TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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            • #21
              Bob congrats and yes I pick up every chip . I take them back to study them . To my delight I have found beautiful secondary flaking with a magnifying glass or lamp . My best tools and flake knives have been identified this way . The flakes in Georgia are beautiful . If I had the eyes I did at 14 I would be able to see that paleo flaking or flake tools on the site . Not now .

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              • #22
                Thanks Hoss and Tam! Tam, I hear you about the eyes, I have to wear reading glasses just to hunt, let alone see any details.lol! Tam, those are some pretty flakes, most of what I find is white with a little pink, red and gray mixed in. I've got a little more stuff I found, that I need to get cleaned up and take pictures of so I can post them.May not be that great of stuff but I was happy to find them.

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