reply to post by TheWanderingSpirit
Thank you Wandering Spirit
that is exactly why a thread like this is good
Unfortunately in Canada
the glaciers have made things difficult to follow back
Of course one thing is certain bureaucracy hasn't changed.
it still operates the same way
I had a skin scraper verified by the head archeaologist for Ontario in the late 70s
a Dr Jory.
It was dug up from undisturbed soil well inside the pit
which would be easily 40 feet DOWN under the surface of the hill
he had no problem verifiying that it was a skin scraper
in front of Ten people that were there when I found it he poo poohed
the age represented by its position...
basically he said I must be mistaken about where it was located.
My friends still laugh about that part
It was in an area of the pit that had been scraped to grade the day before I found it.
After doctor verified the scraper
which I later noticed was self sharpening
Nothing like that around today that i have seen not even TV ginsu knives (lol)
There was a crack down the edge
as you dulled one edge scraping
You turn the scraper over and the other edge protrudes and is sharp.
The texture around the hand hold is silk smooth the rock itself is fairly textured
But after the way he discounted the story in front of people that were there
because it didn't fit his notions of history...
well that IS history.
edit on 11-12-2010 by Danbones because: (no reason given)