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my point collection.




starting on the bottom row left hand side. the 2 black points were found in lawrence county. they were close by each other in corn fields. the larger light color one was found in the yard digging in the garden. i know of another one just like it found a few houses down the road. the thinner one bottom right was found along the lake erie shoreline. it has rounded edges caused by the wave action.the tool on the upper right appears to be a scaper/knife. it was also found in one of the lawrence county fields. upper middle was found in mercer county along the shenango river basin. i thought it to be just the tip of a broken point, but it is knapped along the bottom making me think that it is complete.upper right is just a flake that i found with the smaller point.

while holding the scaper/knife, i notice that it fits my hand very well exposing the knapped edge.holding it like this kind of lets me connect with the person that made and used it.





i also wonder about the 2 black ones. likely that the same person made both points. one is used/broken the other is whole. was the broken one used in an attempt to harvest a dangerous animal and the other not used because someone tried to harvest a dangerous animal?

i almost forgot, any info or knowledge about the points would be welcome.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 12:13 AM
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Re: point collection

Nice collection you have there,me and my son look for them also.We found a few and just about maybe a month ago we were metal detecting a local park and he got a good signal which turned out to be a penny,but when he was putting the plug back in he felt something poke his hand and low and behold it was an arrowhead,kinda a bonus for him that day.Rich

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Very nice! That is something I'd like to find one day but so far had eluded me. I'm sure I've walked right by a few on the family farm.

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I found a strange "tool" and took it Anthropology prof. I know. She said it was a weight for a line or net. She also told me most points we find are discards and mistakes, not point that were on the arrow. Theres no doubt on that scraper, very cool !

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nice ..back at my dads house we have thousands of them...no plenty of good spots in southwest pa....even north in warren found some celts etc

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Nice collection!
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Never really found much. I found this stone tool along Indian Creek near Macungie; the area was supposed to have a large encampment of Lenape at one time. The coin and broken arrowhead were found in a old field above my parents farm that was surrounded by woods. I was up there doing some early scouting for archery season. I was looking at a track when I noticed this piece of arrowheaed sticking up, naturally I was excited. So I get down on my hands and knees and start digging around hopefully to find the rest of the point. I had about a 4' radius when I scratched up this old corroded coin, it was an old 1902 V nickel. I thought how strange to find this coin and a piece of an arrowhead together in the middle of nowhere. Had an Indian actually shot a white man and broke off somehow when he fell, and the nickel falling out of his pants as he hit the ground? Who knows!
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thanks for all of the comments. really fun to read the stories about other finds. i'll be wondering about how the coin and the point got together. joethelogger's info on the points we find being being rejects and discards explains why i find flakes in the same area as the points. i also wonder how many times i piched up some type of tool, didn't know what it was and dropped it.

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That would be a great story, in 1802! LOL!

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