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Stone Tools - Flintknapping, Arrowheads, blades, spear/atlatl points.
Date(s): June 11, 2003. Album by Tom Mills. 1 - 317 of 317 Total. 4918 Visits.
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where do you  get the material for knapping your projects, can they be purchased as kit's? handle materials and information on how to build a stone project like in your pictures? Is this availavble for a novice like myself.
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CHUCK HARRISON, Fri, 3 Dec 2010 10:20PM
recently found site containing clovis point and numberous stone tools along with several fossils, all exposed after a rain storm.
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roger thornton, Thu, 18 Nov 2004 3:08PM
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Thunderchert best 1
These are all made from toilet tank porcelain, aka "Johnstone" or "Thunder-Chert"!

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My first successfull attempt at fluting a clovis point.  The other side was nearly as long, but a bit too shallow.  I'm real psyched none-the-less.

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I immediately tried a couple of others...one broke (johnstone), and the flutes on the other one (un-cooked chert from Bakersfield, CA) came out kind of short, but otherwise Okedoke.
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Obsidian Blade

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"Johnstone" points.

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Johnstone Paleopoint

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McKitrick Chert - Unfluted Clovis
With heat treating, the tan swirls turn bright red.

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McKitrick Chert
A decent knife blade.  This stuff is kind of tough un-cooked.

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McKitrick Fish
I messed this one up, and in order to get rid of a big stack, I ended up with a real narrow base.  Thought that I'd make it look like part of the act!

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Johnstone v. McKitrick

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Johnstone (aka Thunder Chert!)
For some reason, I'm really liking this stuff!

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Plate Glass Paleo

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Plate Glass Paleo

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Obsidian Blade

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Novaculite Leaf

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Clovis (Johnstone)
The flake from the flute held together in one piece. See next shot.

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Clovis
Same point as last shot.  I saved the flake so I could see how much material was lost in preparing the other side for fluting (the other side didn't flute as well).

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Novaculite Blade & Reindeer Antler

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Spanish Diggins Quartzite

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Brown Flint Points

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The Knapping Pit!

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Plate-Glass Clovis

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Plate-Glass Clovis Electrified!

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Johnstone Clovis

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Thin & Wide

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Johnstone Blades

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Johnstone Clovis

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Bleeder-Blade Atlatl Dart foreshaft - prehistoric european style!

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Assorted Paleo points (mostly).  The largest is about 6"long (to provide some scale).

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Texas flint - unfluted clovis

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Central Coast of California chert - the color didn't come through in the photo...it's a nice green color.

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Texas flint arrow point, hafted in bamboo arrow-shaft with hide-glue, pitch and sinew.

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Matched weight and ready for action.

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Midnight-lace obsidian

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Small Barbed Points - variety of material

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Texas Flint atlatl point
This one came out very thin and sharp.  See next photo

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Same point from last photo.  Got this one thin, sharp, and symmetrical.  Getting better at making them thin (but not too thin!).

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Red Jasper - Stone from the Mojave desert, California.  With no heat treatment, this stone is tuff stuff!  Like the colors though.

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Brown Jasper (this stuff was barely knappable, very grainy and tough) blade - stone from the Mojave desert, California.

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Red Jasper - Mojave desert

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Jasper points from stone collected in the Mojave Desert, California.
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Plate glass clovis

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Drill Bit
I use this one a lot to ream out sockets for atlatl dart foreshafts.  I hold the bit between my feet with the point facing up.  THen spin the atlatl shaft material onto the dril as if I'm spinning up a friction fire.  It works amazingly well!

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Little Skinner
McKitrick Chert set in deer leg bone with pine pitch.

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Midnight Lace Atlatl Point

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Midnight Lace Atlatl Point

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4 Atlatl Points
Left to right: Obsidian, McKitrick Chert, McKitrick Chert, "Johnstone"

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Atlatl Point - McKitrick Chert

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Atlatl Point - McKitrick Chert

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McKitrick - Hafted
I cleaned up the last McKitrick point, made a tang on the point, and hafted it in a hardwood foreshaft with pine pitch and sinew.

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Hafted McKitrick - Back lit

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Hafted McKitrick - Side View
I tried making a smooth transition from point to foreshaft.  Note the pitch used to create a ramp from the stone to the wood.  Probably should clean up the sinew wrapping too.

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The Spin test
After setting the point in place with the pine pitch adhesive, I used the old spin test to see that the point was hafted straight.  You can easily adjust the point before sinew is applied, by re-heating the pitch.  Once the sinew is in place and dried, the point will be locked in place.

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My best blade yet!  Out of un-treated Texas chert.  Really tough stuff...had to percussion it 90% of the way.  I was psyched when I finished this one.

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Same blade from the side

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The flip side!

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Bloodrock!
California Desert Jasper.  A bit on the tough side, but beautiful.

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McKitrick Chert from California.  Lots of surprises in this piece of stone.  I'm surprised that it held together.

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Giant Johnstone Paleo!

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McKitrick atlatl dart point hafted with pitch and sinew in a Toyon foreshaft.   The mainshaft is a local plant called "Mulefat."  The atlatl dart is about 6'long.

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Same atlatl dart

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Yukon atlatl dart
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Plate glass set in tiger maple with pitch.  Yucca fiber cordage bolster.

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Fused shale paleo...compliments of my good friend, Gary.  Thanks Gary!

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Fused shale again.

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Obsidian - ready for percussion.  I set up a continuous bevel and am about to take 4 flakes off of the bottom side.

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Well, here's 3 flakes placed back where they came from - fit just like a jigsaw puzzel.

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Same flakes

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Here's the same obsidian piece a little further along.  At this point, I have a few more percussion flakes to take, and then I'll trim it up with the pressure flaker.

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Chert preform after about an hour of prep.  In order to slow myself down, I decided to call it an evening and finish the blade tomorrow.  I'll take a good look at things while watching TV and formulate a battle plan.

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Time well spent!  I was very happy with the way this one turned out.  It's got symmetry, it's relatively thin, and it's dark black and brown (my favorite colors on a stone knife blade)...what more could a primitive wannabe kninda guy ask for, eh?

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The flip side!  Man, I love this one!

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Abo Clovis 1

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Abo Clovis 2

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quartzite clovis 1

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abo clovis 3

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Brown flint clovis

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clovis texas flint best

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Clovis Texas fint show flutes

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Clovis texas from side

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Clovis hafted pre sinew

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Clovis hafted view from tip

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Jasper clovis 1 flute done

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Jasper Clovis finished

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Jasper Clovis II

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jasper paleo wow

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group  arrowheads

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Battle mountain corner notch

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Basalt bipoint on edge

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Basalt bipoint in sun

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Basalt bipoint blade

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Mook base notch

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mook base notch on edge

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mook base notch sun

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Dalton 1

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Dalton 2 ski

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Dalton 4

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Dalton on rock

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Dalton Mckitrick 1

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Dalton McKitrick 2

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Dalton McKitrick 4

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Dalton McKitrick side

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Dalton Spotted 1

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Dalton spotted sky

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Mckitrick bipoint 2 best

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side notched

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2 blue mirror image

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blue point sky best

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Bopper insert

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Split stick pressure flaker 2

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Split stil pressure flaker 1

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Knapping tools 2

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Knapping tools 3

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Split stick Ishi 1

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Elderberry Split stick Ishi Stick1

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Abo Ishi 2

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Jasper multi color

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Mckitrick nov 2004

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November 2004 points

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Basalt paleo

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battle mtn point

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Blue tile point

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Dacite corner notch

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Dalton 11 04

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Johnstone point

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Stone axe

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Stone axe 2

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jasper and shale

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Jasper corner notch 2

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Flint reduction 1

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Flint reduction 2

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Flint reduction 3

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Flint reduction 4

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Flint reduction finished 1

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Flint reduction finshed 2

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Fused shale and brown flint

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Long flint 1

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McKitrick blade 2

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Mckitrick corner notch

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3 blades in hand

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Fused shale 1

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Bronw flint chalk deposit

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McKitrick blade

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Neck knife

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4 points

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Black fint hand

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Black flint best

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Black flint side view

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base notch 1

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Notches 2

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Fish 2

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Fish knife 1

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Side notch

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Side notch 2

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Stone Axes 002

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Stone Axes 010

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Stone Axes 009

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Big flakes 1

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big flakes 2

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Winged green river

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winged green river better

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Work and stone points may 2005 015

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Work and stone points may 2005 006

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Work and stone points may 2005 008

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Work and stone points may 2005 011

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blades

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Blades 2

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blades 3

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blades 4

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Points onondoga

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Endscraper best side view

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endscraper 2

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flakes hafted

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Knife in hand

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knives 2 on edge

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Mckitrick deer antler 1

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New blades 2

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scraper and shavings

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Paul's clovis

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Arrow 1

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Basenotch 1

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Basalt one

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group 1

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mckitrick 1

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two blades

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June 29 2005 stone points arrow 021

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Tim's Obsidian 10 05 003

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Tim's Obsidian 10 05 006

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Tim's Obsidian 10 05 008

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Tim's Obsidian 10 05 011

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Charlies knife and toms knife 002

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Charlies knife and toms knife 003

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Charlies knife and toms knife 008

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Charlies knife and toms knife 010

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Charlies knife and toms knife 004

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Charlies knife and toms knife 005

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Folsom replica hafting

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Folsom replicas

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Johnstone blade

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Johnstone greyscale

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stont Point paintbrush test

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January 2006 Knives and things 040

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STone tools 1 001

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STone tools 1 006

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Bows and points july 2006 009

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Luke and charlies knives 018

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Necklaces gourds 018

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Jims points

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April 2007 Knapping and Ivory 001

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April 2007 Knapping and Ivory 003

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April 2007 Knapping and Ivory 004

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April 2007 Knapping and Ivory 007

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Flutes and Stone 006

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Hooties Drum and Stone Points 9 2007 008

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Hooties Drum and Stone Points 9 2007 011

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Thunderchert best

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Stone Dagger 001

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Stone Dagger 004

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Stone Dagger 006

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Stone Dagger 007

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Copper Bopper Kids Points

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2015 Flintknapping

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Basalt AZ 1

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Basalt AZ 2

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Dalton 1 1

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Dalton 2

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Georgetown

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Georgetown 2

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Novaculite

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2015 basalt and Georgetown

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2015 Ebony and Ivory

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2015 Rock Dealer

 
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