Hello Fellow Arrowhead Fans. I found this item is what I intially beleived to be a Scaper in Bexar County. After further reflection, I thought it could be a Hactchet due to the cutting/scapper side and the other end being impacted/pounded.
To test my hypothosis, I built a hatchet around the item to the best of my ability, am I way off track? See pictures below.
Found this Frio Point at Bev's Dig site yesterday, second picture is of my tiny "budding" little tiny collection.
Full marks for an excellent analysis of a genuine ancient tool.
Your 'axe' can be found in most reference books under CHOPPER"... a really fast made tool from the first piece of flint that came to hand. Bone crushing and firewood gathering are usually listed as the most common uses.
Hafted examples are not common to Texas as it was for the NE peoples.
Choppers date from the first People right through millenia to fairly recent. Quality depends on the maker and the use, from just a few big flakes clipped off a core to the modified nodules of the beautiful Kerrville Knife.