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Ron & Marsha Fowler's Collection
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Collection of Ron and Marsha Fowler, South Covington County
|4 quartzite “hand axes”; 2 are biface, 2 are uniface. It has
been suggested that these are quarry blanks. The fine
secondary flaking and edge wear tell me that they were
|CONTEXT: All items on this page come from a quarter mile span
south bank of the Conecuh River in central Covington County.
section of the river was a significant quartzite quarry site.
stratum of quartzite can be found in the upstream riverbed while large
numbers of small highly “leached” quartzite boulders can be found
riverbed along the collection site. All items have been highly
wave action and erosion as this location is on the upper end of a
hydro-electric reservoir developed in the 1930’s.
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