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I found hundreds of these items when digging up the topsoil in our yard. The building we live in is an old movie theater (built around 1936) and the yard is behind an adjoining building that functioned as a barbershop, I assume it was built around the same time.
They are are several sizes, have a hole drilled in the center end-to-end and are lightweight. They don’t seem to be made of plastic, ceramic, or metal and you can make marks/write with them—so maybe some kind of carbon material? They’re not brittle, or easily damaged. As you can see in the bin, I also find a huge amount of broken glass, pottery, and nails, so it seems like people just left their trash here. Nothing has burn marks, and I don’t typically find plastic when digging.
Glass-like shards, very sharp. Blue reflective material with a patterned backing. Found in my backyard while walking the dog.