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The below comparative collections have been developed and knapped by Dr. "Arizona" to assist students and lithic analysts.   They are perfect for archaeological laboratories in both the school and professional settings.   Likewise, they can be used as important components in Interpretive Museum displays.   Check out the  Special Study and Teaching Kits  also being offered.   Contact Us  and let us help you build your Comparative Collection for Lithic Analysis using specific materials.
   
EDUCATIONAL TOOLSSTUDY KITSSPECIALIZED IDENTIFIED FLAKES

 
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ARROWHEAD with PRESSURE DEBITAGE

One of our most popular teaching aids.   A one inch or two inch arrowhead with all its associated unsorted pressure flaking debitage, including notching flakes.   A copper pressure flaking tool was utilized in production, see below for an alternative antler production version.   Perfect for demonstrating the extreme size variation of pressure flakes, the large percentage of which are never recovered with standard archaeological methods.

One Inch Obsidian Arrowhead
Item #CC001A
Price:   $15.00

Obsidian Debitage Without Arrowhead
Item #CC001B
Price:   $4.00

Two Inch Obsidian Arrowhead
Item #CC001E
Price:   $20.00

Obsidian Arrowhead,  Antler Reduction
Item #CC001G
Price:   $20.00

Glass Debitage without Arrowhead
Item #CC001H
Price:   $3.50

Item #CC001 - Arrowhead with Pressure Debitage

 
 

One Inch CCS Arrowhead
Item #CC001C
Price:   $18.00

CCS Debitage without Arrowhead
Item #CC001D
Price:   $7.00

Two Inch CCS Arrowhead
Item #CC001F
Price:   $25.00

 

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ARROWHEAD with PRESSURE and PERCUSSION DEBITAGE

An approximately 1 1/2 to 2 Inch Arrowhead with all its associated pressure flaking debitage, including notching flakes which have been seperated out.   A copper pressure flaking tool was utilized in the production except for the specific antler option.   Also included are the seperated tertiary stage percussion flakes made during the shaping of the flake into the initial preformed percussion biface using a soft hammerstone.

Obsidian Arrowhead   --   Item #CC005A:   $25.00

CCS Arrowhead   --   Item #CC005B:   $35.00

Obsidian Arrowhead by Antler Reduction   --   Item #CC005C:   $35.00

 

Item #CC005 - Arrowhead with Percussion and Pressure Debitage

 

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DRILL with PRODUCTION DEBITAGE

A basic Hand Punch/Drill with the pressure debitage produced during its manufacture.   A copper pressure flaking handle was used in its production.

Obsidian Drill   --   Item #CC012A:   $15.00

Obsidian Debitage without Drill   --   Item #CC012B:   $3.00

CCS Drill   --   Item #CC012C:   $19.00

CCS Debitage without Drill   --   Item #CC012D:   $4.00

 

Item #CC012A - Obsidian Drill with Debitage

 

 

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BIFACE with PERCUSSION DEBITAGE

A 2" to 3" Percussion Biface with all its associated tertiary percussion flaking debitage produced during the shaping of an initial percussion flake into this biface.   A soft hammerstone was utilized in the production.

Obsidian Biface   --   Item #CC006A:   $15.00

CCS Biface   --   Item #CC006B:   $20.00

Basalt Biface   --   Item #CC006C:   $35.00

Item #CC006A - Obsidian Biface with Percussion Debitage

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BIFACE with COMPLETE PERCUSSION DEBITAGE from SMALL CORE

A 2 to 3" Percussion Biface with the complete associated percussion debitage from its manufacture.   A hammerstone was utilized in production of this biface from a large quarry flake or small Nodule.

Obsidian Biface
Item #CC002A:   $45.00

CCS Biface
Item #CC002B:   $75.00

Basalt Biface
Item #CC002C:   $110.00

Item #CC002A - Obsidian Biface Complete Reduction Debitage
COMPARATIVE
PERCUSSION DEBITAGE

The Obsidian or CCS Percussion Debitage from the production of a 2" to 4" Percussion Biface.   Removed from the collection is the end product  (or biface)  and any potentially easily usable large flakes.   In this way, the collection is comparative to the actual potentially recoverable debitage from a percussion reduction activity area.

Obsidian Debitage
Item #CC003A:   $20.00

CCS Debitage
Item #CC003B:   $35.00

Basalt Debitage
Item #CC003C:   $45.00

 

 

 

 

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BIFACE with COMPLETE PERCUSSION DEBITAGE from FLAKE

The percussion flaking debitage produced during the shaping of an initial percussion flake into a 2 to 3" biface.   A soft hammerstone was utilized in the production.

Obsidian Debitage
Item #CC013A:   $10.00

CCS Debitage
Item #CC013B:   $25.00

Basalt Debitage
Item #CC013C:   $30.00

Item #CC013A - Obsidian Biface Complete Reduction Debitage from Flake
COMPARATIVE
PERCUSSION DEBITAGE from FLAKE

The Obsidian or CCS Percussion Debitage from the production of a 2" to 4" Percussion Biface.   Removed from the collection is the end product  (or biface)  and any potentially easily usable large flakes.   In this way, the collection is comparative to the actual potentially recoverable debitage from a percussion reduction activity area.

Obsidian Debitage
Item #CC014A:   $7.00

CCS Debitage
Item #CC014B:   $15.00

Basalt Debitage
Item #CC014C:   $20.00

 

 

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ROUGH PERCUSSION BIFACE

A Randomly selected 2 - 3" Rough Preform Biface produced through percussion reduction with a soft hammerstone.

Obsidian Biface   --   Item #CC004A:   $9.00

CCS Biface   --   Item #CC004B:   $15.00

Basalt Biface   --   Item #CC004C:   $25.00

Item #CC004 - Bifaces

 

 

 

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BIPOLAR PERCUSSION
DEBITAGE COLLECTION

The complete debitage which results from the bipolar percussion reduction of several extremely small nodules.

Obsidian Debitage
Item #CC007A:   $15.00

CCS Debitage
Item #CC007B:   $20.00

Basalt Debitage
Item #CC007C:   $30.00

Item #CC007A - Obsidian Bipolar Debitage Collection
UNIFACIAL CORE
REDUCTION COLLECTION

This is the complete debitage from the reduction of a core by only working on one face, i.e. unifacially.

Obsidian Core
Item #CC010A:   $50.00

CCS Core
Item #CC010B:   $70.00

Quartzite Cobble Core
Item #CC010C:   $30.00

Basalt Core
Item #CC010D:   $100.00

 

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LARGE HERTZIAN CONE EXAMPLE

This is a large example of the classic Hertzian Cone which makes Flintknapping possible.   These examples are extremely hard to come by and show the cone in a wide range of detail.   Due to availability problems, this item may be backordered.   (Currently several available.)

Item #CC015:   $20.00

Item #CC015 - Large Hertzian Cone

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Item #CC008 - Groundstone Reduction Debitage Collection
GROUNDSTONE REDUCTION
DEBITAGE COLLECTION

This is the complete debitage from the flaking and pecking activity which produced a small finished groundstone.   It contains most of the used flaking and pecking quartzite hammerstone tools and the debitage which resulted from the maintenance of these tools.


 

Basalt Herb Mortar   --   Item #CC008A:   $35.00

Schist Metate   --   Item #CC008B:   $35.00

Sandstone Metate   --   Item #CC008C:   $40.00

Pestle   --   Item #CC008D:   $45.00

Basalt Metate   --   Item #CC008E:   $50.00

Basalt Mortar   --   Item #CC008F:   $65.00

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UTILIZED FLAKES COMPARATIVE SET

This selection of ten flakes are ones that have been used to work for about one hundred strokes each of a variety of materials.   The materials worked are identified on their labeled bags.   No guarantee of visible use wear.

Utilized Flakes Comparative Set

Obsidian
Item #CC009A:   $5.00

CCS
Item #CC009B:   $8.00

Basalt
Item #CC009C:   $9.00

Quartzite
Item #CC009D:   $8.50

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FIRE CRACKED ROCK COLLECTION

This is a collection of granitic and basaltic rocks (two to three) that have been cracked due to exposure to fire.   A comparative collection can be made for your research area, just contact us for pricing and more details.

Item #CC011:   $25.00

Item #CC011 - Fire Cracked Rock

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BROKEN PRODUCTION PIECES

These items have been broken during the course of manufacture.   Excellent for comparative purposes, sandbox digs, as well as for filling out museum displays

Item #CC020 - Broken Metate

METATE   --   Item #CC020:   $50.00

MORTAR   --   Item #CC021:   $65.00

MANO   --   Item #CC022:   $10.00

PESTLE   --   Item #CC023:   $35.00

Obsidian Percussion Biface   --   Item #CC024A:   $4.00

CCS Percussion Biface   --   Item #CC024B:   $6.00

Obsidian Drill   --   Item #CC025A:   $2.00

CCS Drill   --   Item #CC025B:   $4.00

HAMMERSTONE   --   Item #CC026:   $10.00

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