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49 minutes ago, FishnDave said:

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Thoughts?

            Dave maybe a start to one or just a piece being worked to a possible point. I will get into my artifacts today and snap a pic or two of a good example. Your piece has been definitely worked. Thanks for posting!

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    @FishnDave, @Quillback and any others that may be interested in the Uniface Scraper.   Here are a couple of my best examples. One face worked and the flip side the underside of the spall. Edges worked at a steep angle with a pressure flaker from the undercut side of the piece. Here are a few views. The white one is Burlington chert and the gray mottled one is Jefferson City chert.  

    I also have attached a couple points that when spent ( Not further useful for a projectile point or what it was intended for). They were than used for a hafted scraper. I really do not believe their purpose was a blunt point. Knapped points were utilized until unusable.  Some were worked down to a drill form even keeping the hafting ears.  I have replicated drills and hafted them to shafts with pitch then wrapped them with wet sinew coated in hide glue. Then used my palms to spin and drilled bone and mussel shell.  Worked like a charm!

 

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"We have met the enemy and it is us",

Pogo

   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

Lefty Kreh

    " Never display your knowledge, you only share it"

Lefty Kreh

         "Eat more bass and there will be more room for walleye to grow!"

BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

BilletHead

  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

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1 hour ago, FishnDave said:

Very cool, thanks for sharing!  So, those top 2...did you find or make those?

              Found my friend,

  We have a nice collection of found points. We used to hunt them all the time. Still do if fishing or walking in the right spot. The ones I make and the ones we have found never, ever get mixed. I don't believe in passing off modern points as old ones even though they are all real just made hundreds of thousands of years apart. I do trade to other knappers to have their points and have some from the best makers out there. Would not and will not buy any point that is labeled as old. I have seen too much in my travels to trust anyone. I have however been given points from friends that have found and given them to me.  

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   If you compete with your fellow anglers, you become their competitor, If you help them you become their friend"

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BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

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  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

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I've only found one good point.  Not for lack of looking....I probably don't look in the right places.  I've seen worked tools,  just not points.  My Father-in-Law says when he was a kid, there was a spot at the mouth of a creek on a river in central Iowa that there were so many "arrowheads", they never kept any...they'd pick them up and skip them across the river!

 

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7 minutes ago, FishnDave said:

I've only found one good point.  Not for lack of looking....I probably don't look in the right places.  I've seen worked tools,  just not points.  My Father-in-Law says when he was a kid, there was a spot at the mouth of a creek on a river in central Iowa that there were so many "arrowheads", they never kept any...they'd pick them up and skip them across the river!

 

Use to go on bluffs above Missouri River and find plenty plus Civil War stuff.

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How do you know that the ones you find weren't chipped into shape by some neophyte nearby, and dropped a few weeks ago ? 

An acquaintance of mine and his girlfriend used to go arrowhead hunting around here, and they would "find" a literal coffee can full of them nearly every weekend.   There's no way that all of those were genuine native American relics.  I ain't buying it.

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I have found several In a trip Just have to have your spots...most authentic artifacts are pretty easy to spot...and it’s un likely someone would hike into a remote spot to seed points, cool to hunt for them though...,my best find

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