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Well said Tammy! Its all good fun. My friend Tom is an artifact and sometimes strays from my well intentioned comments. I will speak with him. Where is the pic of that spear point?
Tammy, I think I would google and check "antiques marbles" and then go from there. I tried it and believe you can get some meaningful information as to the vintage of the marbles excluding "size". For those of you that don't know "tater" and I, we met in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike (a great story onto it's own and one I'm afraid I will get killed over if I share). We started hunting together and it turned into competition from the start. JT and Janie, Ken and Betty and Chris and his wife were there for the "Battle of Barksdale" where I defeated the evil empire with a LaJita drill. Tater must have had a premonition as he could not attend the finding of the Barksdale Bell. I was soundly defeated at Pipe Creek as Snoop can attest but rallied at the first Vanderpool showdown and lost the 2nd to his "stacky" Montell as Jason Garrett and Cyrus will attest. Over the years, it has been fun and will continue to be as we prepare to square off in the 2014 season. I would like to see all the contributors to this string attend as if nothing else, we have alot of fun at each others expense. Tater can have only one excuse this year (hint hint).
Tater is fully prepared to answer your challenge. Will you be screening from the chair this year? Now all we need is a screen dig location. Rest up Mr. C and dont forget the Geritol.
This was the piece I found when my father lived off of Burson Drive in the Bear Creek subdivision in Manchaca...I found it in a little patch of woods next to the house, just laying there in 1979. True "ghost" story, about that same time I was in those woods sneaking a cigarette (yes, I thought I was a cool teenager), and I felt a strong shove to my left shoulder...I thought I was caught! I turned around and no one was there...!
The piece below is the first piece I found on this property in Bastrop County about 1984. I had no idea what it was, only that it helped me cut the string in my garden and I popped it in my pocket. An old guy that worked at Travis State School with me at the time told me that the black marks were "pitch" used to secure the rock to a stick.
This piece is cool. I don't know what it is only that it seems made to fit the hand and it looks like there is some pitting on the end.
Did I tell y'all I also found what looks like a fossil bone...maybe buffalo. I found it when we first moved here about 30 years ago. It's around here somewhere...it looks like this:
I have several more items if anyone is interested in seeing them, I'll post more photos.
As I have said, I know very little on this subject, however, it seems like my rocks are more primitive than the finely worked pieces I've seen here.