johnstone nice... good stoned thread
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toilet tank material AKA "johnstone" lol...great stuff for knapping.
check to see if it is balanced at the point where to narrows. basically right where you would attach a stick for a handle (Hafting). I have several examples that look similar and all have well defined balance points in that basic area. I believe they could be axe heads.Is it?
You my friend have a keen eye. What’s your take on this one?it "does have" some parallel grooving along the left end radiating away from the edge which could indicate human handiwork, but...it COULD just be a rock too. how's that for a non-committed waffle response?
Check to see if the one with the orange residue is balanced right where it gets larger. I have several that do.Paleolithic tool, That's what she said...
Paleolithic tool, That's what she said...
another rock pic
those cross-hatch marks would be nearly impossible to have been the result of random wear over the ages. the edge opposite your thumb in photo...is it sharp? can't tell from this angle. its shape/markings suggests a personalized knife/scraper. some stuff you really need to hold in your own hands to understand. cool topic we are working on here. i found a pretty point on an island in the river here last week, it was sacred ground for the Cherokee for untold ages. now it's a chemical plant on one end and softball fields on the other...You my friend have a keen eye. What’s your take on this one?
it sounds as if he's endured a cycle or two himself...the freezing, that is.He did not even miss a beat and pivoted to the freeze, thaw cycle and how it does strange things…strange indeed..
i was looking at that point more here lately. it took some pretty careful work to get stone that "sandy" or "gritty" to knap. could be very early, or might be because that type of stone was what they had to work with. many AmerIndian peoples heat-treated stone like that by burying it under a fire to make it more "glassy" and easier to knap. done more scientifically now, folks stack it in ceramic kilns with thermostats and timers to improve their stone...Its a well weathered sandy quartzite.
interesting stone. any visual evidence of reworking the edges, flake scars emanating from the edge? the "skin" on it looks like flint chunks i find in lake beds here during winter draw-downs...A speahead maybe for Hare/Rabbit hunting. The hilt is shaped like the head of a Hare.
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In England these tools are plentiful in and around our ancient forests.
Yes. The edge is regularly serrated with the hilt smoothed.interesting stone. any visual evidence of reworking the edges, flake scars emanating from the edge? the "skin" on it looks like flint chunks i find in lake beds here during winter draw-downs...
could be a midden and worth exploring!Found these today , washed out of the side of a dirt road not far from my home.
For size reference, the quartzite triangle is just under an inch long .
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