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Help artifact guys! #7337433 11/04/18 09:33 PM
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My son-in-law found this point today. Southwest Mills county close to the Colorado river. I know nothing about them. Would just like a few opinions. What it was used for, etc?


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I would say that is a spear point. If so it would have been put on a long pole and used in either battle or for killing large game.

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Nice find.

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A Pedernales point maybe.

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Atlatl point, I would say early Archaic stemmed/Bifurcated that could fall into a few categories. Many time a single point can be given a different name just due to wear and being re-chipped.


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Originally Posted By: HWY_MAN
Atlatl point, I would say early Archaic stemmed/Bifurcated that could fall into a few categories. Many time a single point can be given a different name just due to wear and being re-chipped.


Yep. It's possible it could be Pedernales, but the flaking and weak shoulders looks more Hoxie to me. Hoxie technology is much older than Pedernales. Early archaic, like HWY said.

http://www.projectilepoints.net/Points/Hoxie.html

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Haha yea I polished that thing for hours.
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Great find!


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Congratulations to him. Always special to pick up something from a previous hunter that's been in that spot, centuries (or more) before you.


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Thanks folks!

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Looks a tad big and heavy for an arrow point. Likely a spear point.



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Some knowledable folks on here.

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Originally Posted By: Michael W.
Looks a tad big and heavy for an arrow point. Likely a spear point.


It's not an arrow point. It's a dart point for an Atlatl dart.


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Awesome find up


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Great find, Mills county has lots of them. with all the recent heavy rains, should be a good time to find them.

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I hunted a ranch on the Colorado near Brady. They were covered up in them. Ranch foreman had a collection that would blow your mind.


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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Congratulations to him. Always special to pick up something from a previous hunter that's been in that spot, centuries (or more) before you.


There is a spot me and the kids arrowhead hunt sometimes up near the Red River. I explained to them how even if all you pickup is flint chips that they had been handled by an indian at one time or another.

I have a few points, nothing as cool as this though. Nice find.


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The Colorado River bottom is full of Indian camps. You may find more.

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Great find. Every time I pick or dig one up I wonder if I might one day have the chance to meet the person who made it.

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Many places along the Brazos river where they camped have a lot of broken ones.

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Originally Posted by Pope&Young
Awesome find up

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Originally Posted by Erathkid
I hunted a ranch on the Colorado near Brady. They were covered up in them. Ranch foreman had a collection that would blow your mind.



My G-Grandfather was a farmer outside Brady. He would frequently turn up points while plowing. He had a collection that filled three 24x24 boards full up.

Great find.


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