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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Unread 03-24-2020, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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I walked those fields from Saturday again after last night's rain and found 2! I am definitely not an authority on this stuff and just started getting into it, so my interpretations could easily be wrong. I would assume that the one with only 1 notch was some sort of knife that was hafted onto a handle. I am still working on identifying the darker point. So far, it looks like a Brewerton.
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don`t know much about them myself , but the dark one looks like an arrow head. the white one could be one also , or some type of small scraper . because it looks a little thicker than the other. if you find out let us know. lease.
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the white one looks like a scraper or knife -Native Americans would fit a handle onto the knife or scraper-hundreds or thousands of years in the ground dulls these objects-when newly made they would be as sharp as a hunting knife-ask anyone that knaps arrowheads now can very easy cut fingers and hands
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You're becoming an old pro....nice!
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I got some info about the points. They are both likely Brewerton type points from about 4,000-5,000 years before present. That being said, bow and arrow technology had not been developed yet. Rather, the points would have been affixed to spears and thrown with an atlatl (a tool used as a spear thrower for more leverage). It is wild to think that these people were out there hunting large mammals with a spear!
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... It is wild to think that these people were out there hunting large mammals with a spear!

Well, it was huge leap in technology over a club or a rock and sling! Wonder if the old club wielding guys thought those youngsters using those newfangled spears "were not real hunters" and thought spears should be outlawed. Also, did they sit around the fire of an evening arguing about which point was best, what caliber of stick more efficient, etc.?
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loridr, I think it is like today only without HPA and a lot more comparing the modern hunting gear and more opinions and techniques on hunting and fishing. and the outdoors.
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There was the contingent of hunters in that very culture that argued the use of a new hunting technology called the wheel was better than simple spears. It was rolled toward game at high speeds, killing by concussive force or tissue damage. It proved highly effective on game of all types, but being new technology... it was shunned by many. Hunters proclaimed "Its shape goes round and round and never ends....the work of bad spirits". The wheel was abandoned and did not reappear in the Americas until European explorers arrived in the 15th century.
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thank you Professor Simoncool , for the information.
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