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Artifact - what is it ? #2296467 05/08/11 12:29 AM
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Found this while turkey hunting in Runnels Co.
I have my own idea of what it is but seems large.
Would like an expert opinion and some background - what time period, rare or common, etc.


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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Littledog] #2296468 05/08/11 12:30 AM
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Big scraper


Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Littledog] #2296469 05/08/11 12:31 AM
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lets try this again with a second pic



Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Littledog] #2296470 05/08/11 12:31 AM
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no i wasnt standing on my head when i took the pics!
darn photobucket.


Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Trevor B] #2296471 05/08/11 12:31 AM
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Its a dollar bill. In ancient times it would buy a gallon of gas !!!!



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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Littledog] #2296475 05/08/11 12:34 AM
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I'm no expert, but the only artifacts I've seen that look like that are large Paleolithic tools... Very rough and unrefined looking. I would guess that is a very large paleo scraper... I'd also like a professional collector's opinion.


Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Trevor B] #2296481 05/08/11 12:41 AM
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Looks like a scraper of some kind. Prolly used to remove fat and meat from skins. That'd be my guess.

Could've been one of those 19th century rockin' choppers to make salads and such. rofl




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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Big Tony] #2296489 05/08/11 12:47 AM
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rofl


Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: BMD] #2296537 05/08/11 01:20 AM
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Either a scrapper or a preform.




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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Bowslinger] #2296687 05/08/11 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted By: Bowslinger
Either a scrapper or a preform.


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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Pastor Josh] #2297110 05/08/11 02:42 PM
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just a spall off of a larger rock. You can still see the platform where they struck it off of the larger piece in the left side of the top pics. No edge finish.

Actually, I looked again, and there is some minor edge flaking along the bottom side indicating it may have been set up as a crude scraping tool. I assume the bottom side is pretty much smooth as it was stuck of the rock. making it a unifacial tool.

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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: erniejs] #2297140 05/08/11 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted By: erniejs
Its a dollar bill. In ancient times it would buy a gallon of gas !!!!


In ancient times these type pumps would buy you that glass full of gas which was 5 gallons.

Old gas pump


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Originally Posted By: Littledog
Found this while turkey hunting in Runnels Co.
I have my own idea of what it is.
thanks


Care to share what you think it is ?.



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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: John2] #2297236 05/08/11 04:17 PM
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Judging by the last picture, my guess is the front part of an axe.



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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Dry Fire] #2297592 05/08/11 09:24 PM
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piece off of a big rock rofl rofl




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Originally Posted By: nehntr
piece off of a big rock rofl rofl




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Originally Posted By: nehntr
piece off of a big rock rofl rofl


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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: JCB] #2297794 05/08/11 11:19 PM
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first 2 pics just look like a piece of rock. the second pic looks like part of a scraper.


Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: MaggieMTx] #2297857 05/09/11 12:07 AM
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Gimme that dollar and il tell you what it is laugh



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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: trophyhunter12] #2297883 05/09/11 12:32 AM
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Indian love stone


Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Dry Fire] #2298234 05/09/11 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted By: Dry Fire
Judging by the last picture, my guess is the front part of an axe.


I'm thinking probably not. It's not shaped like the front end of an axe. and if it were a striking tool, it would have most likely broken along the fault line you can see on it; not behind it. I'm thinking crude scraper or even more crude preform. However, I think I was wrong once before about something. grin



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Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: PrimitiveHunter] #2298266 05/09/11 03:22 AM
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Just a scraper, rough looking



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Second one is just a broken half of a rough biface, not a finished tool.


Re: Artifact - what is it ? [Re: Scoop] #2298525 05/09/11 08:16 AM
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looks like a big peice of flint


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