PreClovis Artifacts from Central Texas

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Post by Minimalist » Sun Oct 28, 2007 5:27 pm

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We had fun breaking rocks and chopping trees.
Indeed we did and more importantly showed that such tools were reasonable utensils for those tasks.
And, it was all your idea. I never thought beyond them being butchering tools. Many would make excellent woodworking tools. Maybe, someday, with some microwear analyses, we'll know for sure for what they were used.

No great insight on my part....just mindlessly wondering what these people might use sharpened rocks for. Food prep would be important....but so would shelter and firewood..and defense.

I was pretty so surprised that it worked so well.
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Post by Minimalist » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:35 am

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Post by Minimalist » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:13 am

Probably. Let me go look.
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Post by Minimalist » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:23 am

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BTW, I'm still not convinced that they would not have hafted this piece. Look where your thumb is on the narrow edge. It is perpendicular to the cutting edge at the bottom. How hard would it have been to use some animal sinew to tie a forked stick to it as a handle which would greatly improve the striking power? And, 10,000 years later what are the odds that we would find either the sinew or the wood associated with it?
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Post by Frank Harrist » Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:15 pm

Bob's just holdin' it wrong. I mean he's holding it like an adze. He'd need to get around to the side more to use it as an axe, which he seems to have done in the chopping photo.

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Post by Minimalist » Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:05 pm

That's Charlie's hand....we switched off. My arm was getting tired.
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Post by War Arrow » Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:02 am

Minimalist wrote:BTW, I'm still not convinced that they would not have hafted this piece. Look where your thumb is on the narrow edge. It is perpendicular to the cutting edge at the bottom. How hard would it have been to use some animal sinew to tie a forked stick to it as a handle which would greatly improve the striking power? And, 10,000 years later what are the odds that we would find either the sinew or the wood associated with it?
Er... it'd be interesting to know how it handled if you gave that idea a shot. Fixing it to a forked stick I mean.
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Post by Rokcet Scientist » Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:09 am

Good to see you again, Charlie!

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