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Found this on a spoil bank in coastal georgia. It looks to me as though it has been worked. Small scratches /grooves on back as well. I have heard of these but never seen one. Thoughts? 

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I don't see definitive signs of working on it. It is normal for large sharks teeth to fracture up the sides like that, so I think this is natural wear.

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56 minutes ago, tmaier said:

I don't see definitive signs of working on it. It is normal for large sharks teeth to fracture up the sides like that, so I think this is natural wear.
 

 

I agree I have several megs broken in a very similar fashion. 

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I doubt it's a worked meg.  It's awfully small, does not have a sharp point and like the others have said typical of how megs break.

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Besides all that - shark teeth as a rule are not aerodynamic, and as such do not make good projectile points.

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While not as abundant as typical arrowheads and spear points the use of sharks teeth is well documented . I've never found one and only seen images and this one is close I just wasn't sure . Sharks teeth are frquentlly fractured it's just that this one is so symmetrical that it strikes me as an oddity 

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In order to accept something as an artifact, people want undeniable evidence of the object having been worked. So... this might have been used by humans, but there is no concrete evidence.

The only exception to this rule is if the object is found in context with other artifacts.

So think of it as a trialwith coincidental evidence. In this case it is too weak to be acceptable.

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