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Surface finds in Bastrop. Would like some expert opinions.
I followed instructions but did not get the results I needed. Will try again to post picutes.
Could not get the picture to post but here is the link to the photo. I will keep trying.
Used photbucket to see if works better.
Still no go ! Here's the long way I use. . .
If you have the pics on Photobucket it's just a matter of doing the right "pasting" sequence.
Say you start on Photobucket.
Now back to your homepage.
now to AD, start the message you want to do, leave the cursur on a clean line
Back to PhtoB, under the pic, click on HTML CODE.
move to top left, click EDIT
Now click COPY
Now click back to AD.
Top left click EDIT
Now click PASTE. . . .
A whole bunck of garble should appear,
Click PREVIEW MESSAGE, hopefully that will display your intended message then punch POST MESSAGE.
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Hey Dave! I hunt in bastrop county too! I used to hunt a quarry camp near bastrop! A hill with just flint rocks, massive amounts! Near the hill on level ground we found alot of stuff like you have! Big rough preforms, big scrapers, brokes out the butt, and a few good ones! The good ones were always away from the quarry hill! I bet you have a rocky hill close by! Just find the main camp and dig, dig to the clay! Keep testing until you found good ones hope this helps, probably didn't! To me it looks like alot of first stage preforms! There has to be some good points around there somewhere! Good luck!
Good artifacts, all nicely worked for a purpose, preforms, scrapers and choppers are all part of history. Cluton's input is as sound as it gets.
I would like to meet with you an discuss the location that these were found on. If that is possible let me know.
Dave where do you live? I'm in Elgin, so let me know if I can help!
I live and work in Bastrop. I'm available almost anytime. Let me know and I will give you a number to call.
I really believe this is 1200 + old stuff i never buy the preform story on the thick points just for the fact a point cant be flaked at the stage the thick crude deep flaking that is their . Those are finished points but very old palio stuff . I have points same color same flaking patterns as those in your pics found in williamson county
Rick; the pictures are not close up on some of the items. Some are worked very finely. As far as preforms I have found well in excess of 100 that are large. I keep them in a #2 wash tub.
I am very new at this and want to dig but need to find the most likely area.
Dave paleo stuff is very rare, there just weren't many people! There is a possibility some might be paleo, but refering to the other comment, those are not finished paleo points! Alot of people think that the crude big points are paleo, actually paleo points are for the most part the finest ( prettiest) points ever flaked! Like I said before, there is alot of knapping material somewhere close and those are early stage preforms and stuff they were just messin with! Like Hal said, they are all great artifacts and as for me I pick em' all up and take em' home! You have some points in there, there has to be a spot where they finely tuned all of there projects! I had a spot just like it, tons of artifacts! Have you ever found any whole points in this spot?
I'll have to agree with cluton on this one all the way, the few paleo points I have are flakes distinctly well. It seems that by the time people arrived here in north America they had mastered the art of knapping, in fact most crude points I find come from the middle archaic levels I dig. I think that your stuff, ( the thick stuff), are choppers scrapers and the like, used for a short period and then discareded. They are a good sighn of occupation though!!!! Dig down and you may hit the jackpot.
I have found several finished pieces. We need to get together and you can take a closer look at the points and get a better idea of what they are.
I am planning to dig but need to pin point the most likely area to do a test hole.
If I can make a suggestion, dig within 100 yards of a water source, and a place with north wind shelter. I have seen four sites in Kendall county and all had some sort of rock bluff or hill blocking a north wind. I was told this made camping in the winter easier, just some food for thought. Good luck
Brought forward for posting pics ( see post near the bottom )
Cluton i believe we may be hunting the same area ive done quite well here