Sunday, September 08, 2019

Why not a Levallois Point?

Just making the comparison here, with a basic Levallois Point

(see video here)

The quartz flake I found matches this, flake scar by flake scar:

A bulb of percussion (last flake)

All the other flakes illustrated in the animation.

Levallois Points are from the middle paleolithic, right? This quartz item may have come from deep in the cape cod clay, so it is tempting to create a fantasy narrative about how this item got in my backyard. Whatever the mental contortions, it is a real rock.

1 comment :

pwax said...

Unfortunately I deleted the previous post and lost the comments there.