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Artifact #152
Also of Green River Formation chert, this artifact is similar to other Clovis blades. Flaked from a stone core carried as source material, blades were fashioned into knives, scrapers, and other tools. The edges of this blade are dull, possibly as a result of use. Although the cache's discoverer died before sharing details of his discovery, he is thought to have found it around 1902 in a rockshelter or at the base of a cliff. Another story says he unearthed it during plowing, though none of the artifacts shows evidence of plow damage.


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