Hello all! This is my first post and I am very excited to begin talking with other people that share my obsession for finding arrowheads! I am 16 and live in Gillespie County on a small farm that produces tons of scrapers with a few points scattered around. I mostly surface hunt except for a couple digs at Randy's and I would love to start digging more! Well anyway, I found this in one of our fields and am wondering if it could be a bowl. I have tons of questions that I want to ask but I will save that for later!
Thanks, Phil DeLobbe
Welcome aboard Phil! Your item appears to be made of sandstone and possibly some lime content. Without closer inspection, it would appear to be more of an imprint of some other material (fossil perhaps) rather than a ground matate bowl. Keep looking though, as you could find one in your area. I have several matate bowls in sandstone from crane county (west Texas).
Mother nature can have an odd sence of humor sometimes and when the item is dug right out of an active artifact area you might envision that some kid found this item and brought it home for mom.
I got fooled last week !! Look at the new updates under WINTER UPDATE on front page, scroll down to HERE ARE A FEW FROM 12-o6-07. See that gorgeous red button ornament amidst all that flint.
Its a limestone NODDULE with a PERFECT square nub that looked fabricated......Well I put it under a million power eyeball, there's zero human working marks. Its a nodule that was close to a heat source !!!!!