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Any Ideas As to What These Were Used For

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    Posted: 09-Jun-2011 at 17:23
These items were all recovered in an area less than 5 sq. ft. The area happens to be in my own yard.  These washed out of what was the paleo riverbank here.  The soil is sandy loam with only a few very small yellow quartz pebbles here and there.  Nothing like these.  It almost seems like they were a "set" of some kind.
I have a few ideas of my own, but wanted to get some outside opinions.
 
 I didn't have a scale in this shot but the largest is a little larger than a quarter.
 


Edited by red clay - 09-Jun-2011 at 17:26
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  Quote Centrix Vigilis Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-Jun-2011 at 21:28
Sling stones altho some may have been used to crush raw grains.
Just a guess.
 
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2011 at 00:11
CV, I'm going to get better pics for these, and I have others of a completely different type. The round ones are flat, or have a flat side.  The small ones are very thin and each has a fossil mark in the center.  The oblongs might have been used as you pointed out, as small hand roller crushers.  I have larger that are similar that were for that purpose.  Not found in my yard, but nearer to the creek.
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What a handsome figure of a dragon. No wonder I fall madly in love with the Alani Dragon now, the avatar, it's a gorgeous dragon picture.
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  Quote medenaywe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-Jun-2011 at 03:13
Were those first money equivalents?By mistake have posted same question inside Geofact,Artifact...fix it.
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