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Offline Virgil H

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Arrowhead 3
« on: June 14, 2022, 11:20:46 pm »
So, I am adding my arrowheads from my grandfather to my collection and trying to see if I can get some kind of more definitive IDs for these. They were found in the Oklahoma panhandle at some point from 1910 to 1935 or so. I have a few of his Buffalo nickels, as well. I am just curious about these.

Arrowhead 3
30 mm top to bottom
13mm widest point
1.16 grams

Thanks,
Virgil

Offline Jan P

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Re: Arrowhead 3
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2022, 03:54:01 am »
Very interesting, Virgil, and piece by piece very nice species :o!
Your arrowheads made me look up the "Settlement of the Americas" on Wikipedia. Is there any idea of the kind of people that have used those things in Oklahomas' Panhandle, some millennia ago?

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Re: Arrowhead 3
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2022, 07:24:36 am »
I've been hunting for "points" for two seasons now--they are difficult to identify for beginners and some of the ID books out there are amateurish.  I've had luck in some Facebook groups--those folks can usually identify the stone type and style, and from there you can get a general date range based on the location of the finds.  I have one good specialist book but it only covers New England, where I hunt. That being said, two of the points I found originated outside of NE.  When hurricane Bob hit the coast of RI, they had to import sand from New Jersey and with it came the artifacts!

If there is an archaeological society in Oklahoma check to see if they have any specialist publications for this type of thing.

Offline Virgil H

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Re: Arrowhead 3
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2022, 02:49:56 pm »
Thank you both. I really do need to do some research, as these are way out of my area. But, they are all very nice items and I want to make sure they get into my collection as they fit in 2 x 2 flips. My grandfather had them in a little box with foam and cellophane wrap.

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Virgil

 

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