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North American arrowheads

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by Riven, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Riven

    Riven Full Member

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    IMG_2664.JPG These have just come into my possession and where found by my father 50 years ago whilst working in West Virginia for a few months. He died a long time ago and all I know is that he found them in the fields of a farm he was invited to shoot on.
    They really peaked my interest as a kid and would like to find out more about them, who made them and how long ago.
    So any ideas?
    Riven.
     
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    I would suggest that you post your photo on the forum at Primitive Archer. They are an American based forum and very friendly and helpful. They still support the many people who like to make, collect and use flint etc arrowheads.

    See http://www.primitivearcher.com/smf/index.php

    Cheers, Bob
     
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    Riven Full Member

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    Thanks guys, it's a shame they can't talk. What a history they have had.
     
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    Made before, or in the century after, the Columbian exchange.

    As they have been removed from the area where they rested, the archeology is lost.

    Still, interesting and cool finds! So much skill has been used!
     
  7. Le Loup

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    The best I can guess at Riven, is that these are pre mid 18th century, & they are woodland Indian arrow heads. During the fur trade era the natives often used to cut up brass trade kettles to make arrow heads & jewelry, it was far easier than knapping flint.
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    Trade kettle arrow head.
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    My copy of an 18th century brass trade kettle.

    Arrow Head Forum: https://forums.arrowheads.com/ Might be worth taking a look at.
    Regards, Keith.
     
  8. Trojan

    Trojan Silver Trader

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    Do you know where in West Virginia he found them?
     
  9. Riven

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    Charleston is all I have to go on. My father went over with a mining safety company to the coalfields.
     
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    They are pretty rough compared to Neolithic arrowheads.

    But still, they were disposable.
     
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    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    The ARE Neolithic arrowheads.....
    :)

    Function before beauty?
     
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    Middle top would make a fine necklace!
     

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