Friday, October 12, 2012
This piece has so many systematically placed, well-formed flake scars, I'm convinced it's the real thing. Also, there is a fair amount of chippable tool stone naturally occurring on our property in the form of nodules of petrified wood. The "dozer-facts" I have seen until now were all petrified wood. This chalcedony isn't like anything else I've seen here and was evidently brought in from a distance away. Though it doesn't show well in the pic, it's a translucent yellow-orange material.
I emailed Steve and Chas yesterday telling them how excited I was to find this. Chas replied:
"Long ago, in the Pleistocene, ancient hunters sat where your house is, chipping points and thinking about how to hunt the horses in the meadow below."
I certainly like to think so!