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|Figure one. Four inch long Ultrathin knife form found in Wyoming |
and exhibiting thinness, bi-concave x section, great width,
and long, flat flaking. John Branney Collection.
|Figure two. 3.8 inch long Ultrathin knife form made from |
Georgetown chert and found in Coryell County, Texas
by Hervey McGregor. John Branney Collection.
|Figure three. Ultrathin knife form with width to thickness |
ratio near 10.
|Figure four. 3.5 inch long ultrathin knife form surface |
found in Wyoming and exhibiting fine marginal pressure
flaking around the perimeter of the biface.
John Branney Collection.
Below, I have captured a passage from my prehistoric adventure novel about the Folsom People called Ghosts of the Heart. This prehistoric adventure is the second novel in the Shadows on the Trail Trilogy. The scene below took place right after the Folsom People trapped and killed a small herd of bison in an arroyo. The scene describes the butchering and harvesting of the meat from the bison carcasses.
By the time the sun was in the west, the tribe had stripped the tatanka carcasses clean. They would leave any remaining meat for the scavengers of the night. That evening in the camp, there was a grand celebration as the Folsom People celebrated the great hunt.
There is some evidence that the production of ultrathin knife forms by the Folsom People was
|Figure five. From Bradley (1982)|
|Figure six. 3.32 inches long. Paper thin ultrathin knife form |
found in east central Colorado. Highly probable fillet knife.
Note overshot flakes. John Branney Collection.
|Figure seven. Cross section of ultrathin knife form in |
Figure six. John Branney Collection.
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