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Postby silverpop » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:32 pm

well found this near what used to be a old Indian campsite, been ID as a hide scraper the back is smooth as to not cut the person using it

the front still has sharp edges, when searching old campsites we would find bits and pieces of flint but nothing whole, finding a intact tool was interesting

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Re: hide scraper

Postby Linnea » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:24 pm

What kind of rock is that?
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Re: hide scraper

Postby silverpop » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:29 pm

flint
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Re: hide scraper

Postby Linnea » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:05 pm

I like rocks but I'm not familiar with flint so I looked it up on wikipedia:

The exact mode of formation of flint is not yet clear but it is thought that it occurs as a result of chemical changes in compressed sedimentary rock formations, during the process of diagenesis. One hypothesis is that a gelatinous material fills cavities in the sediment, such as holes bored by crustaceans or mollusks and that this becomes silicified. This theory certainly explains the complex shapes of flint nodules that are found. The source of dissolved silica in the porous media could arise from the spicules of silicious sponges.[3]. Certain types of flint, such as that from the south coast of England, contains trapped fossilized marine flora. Pieces of coral and vegetation have been found preserved like amber inside the flint. Thin slices of the stone often reveal this effect.


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Re: hide scraper

Postby silverpop » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:15 pm

well flint is a very usable rock, it's been used for a very long time in weapons and tools and even now we still find these items in pretty good shape cause the flint is a tough rock, I've got another piece of flint that looks to be a tool found it near my house 2 yrs ago

flint is a very common rock to find near mesas, and around creeks that is basically where many old camps were at and you can if you search hard enough find flakes of flint or sometimes a tool or part of a weapon laying about

i found this hide scrapper in the country where i used to live after a flood washed it up onto the shore of the creek
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Re: hide scraper

Postby Librtyhead » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:02 pm

I sometimes feel I am in a Steven King novel when I read these posts sometimes. :D
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Re: hide scraper

Postby silverpop » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:44 pm

is that a good thing or a bad thing?
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Re: hide scraper

Postby Librtyhead » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:49 pm

One word............ "scalpers" :shock:
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Re: hide scraper

Postby silverpop » Wed Jun 09, 2010 11:15 pm

drawing a blank here people :WTF:
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