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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-31-2013, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Arrowhead info?

Found this while trout fishing with a friend yesterday. Didn't catch any fish, but to me, this was just as good. Can anybody tell me anything about it? How old? Who made it? Found in Schuylkill county. Thanks!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-01-2013, 09:42 AM
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I don't know anything about them, but very cool. I would rather get that than a couple 10" trout any day.
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Looks like quartz, I can't tell for sure but it looks a little pink if so it is rose quartz. I found a hide scraper while digging my garden made of rose quartz.




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Strait' n Arrow, I just did some quick research for ya. The material is quartzite. As far as point type and age I would say, without measuring it which we must do in the profession to confirm, a Genesee point. They have been radiocarbon dated from 2980 B.C. + - 260. Genesee points are recognized across much of Pennsylvania. References = Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points by Noel D. Justice and William Ritchie The Archaeology of New York State. Like I said to be as positive as possible a series of measurements are taken and compared to measurements of known dated examples. Nice find. You do know that where you found that one chances are there are others near by. Record and protect the site and thanks for sharing...

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Thanks guys!
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Very Nice find indeed!

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Great find. I keep looking but have never found anything
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VERY nice find my friend! So when are we getting together and sifting the creek in that area?! I can't believe I missed that it was you who posted this

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It's a very nice point considering that the actual tip is still pointy..Usually they are damaged at the tip...Nice way to start a collection. It isn't often that you will find one this perfect of a condition...And yes, it's quartzite, one of the more durable materials found in this part of the state for making arrowheads, and part of the reason your point is in such good condition.
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Big Ken your still using that "durable" word when you describe the lithics used by the aborigines in Pennsylvania. The natives used stone that would concoidal fracture. It was all durable that's why they selected it. Cherts, Quartz, Quartzite, Rhyolite, Jasper, and Argillite to name a few.

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