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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-08-2014, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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western PA/ohio river valley

anyone have any points or artifacts from western PA..specifically ohio river valley area??

if you do could you post or PM me pics by chance??

i want to hunt the fields and see what i can find...

i think seeing the actual material the points were commonly made from may help me...ive been watching videos and looking at pictures and although they vary even in 1 collection or area there seems to be areas that have certain materials that are common...

might help key in my eyes knowing what i am looking for..

the only point ive seen here my buddy found and was black if i remember..i didnt get to see it cleaned up but looked like it was going to be pretty and shiny black like obsidian...

when i hunted a little bit in michigan after i found my first piece i knew what i was looking for and it helped..

anyone have any pics? or ideas of what materials i may find in the area and i can google pics and see what i might wanna look for??
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-27-2014, 02:37 AM
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Re: western PA/ohio river valley

The Ohio River Valley is rich in various (and pretty) materials, unlike the eastern part of Pa. , where most of the lithics are simply Quartzite, Ryolite, and various other shale-like compounds..But what we lack in materials we make up for in nicely made points and tools...I have no doubt that is I lived in the Ohio River Valley, my collection would be twice the size that it already is.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-15-2014, 01:46 PM
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Re: western PA/ohio river valley

Mauser - You're gonna find so many different colors and points with multiple colors in them. The trade network was so huge in this area it's hard to wrap your head around. Flint Ridge flint comes in every color imaginable. Even petrified wood was utilized. I try to look for anything "clean". Rock that dirt won't stick to. But I've found points that look like dirt. Mottled browns. The more you look the more your eyes will train themselves. Good luck on your hunt. I hope you find a ton.

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