Post By tncreeker
May 07, 2012, 12:49 PM
Last TN find,,can ya help a sista out?
First of all,,thanx for all the help I have recieved from you guys over the past year. I`m still not getting it though. I have spent days on end on this computer trying to sort through and figure out the lingo/styles/etc. etc of the flint tool. So far, the only words I`m sure of are Projectile Points. So I found this Projectile Point here in Baileyton TN. It`s the last one for me,,heading to Foster KY on sunday. This is 2 inches long, the point is needle sharp. Does not show any breakage but there is no base? It`s a little flared on one side, but the not flared side is just as worked as the other. The flaking on the faces are smoothed, like its been in the dirt a long time, but the edges are still real sharp. Any ideas, info, opinions? I would appreciate any.
May 07, 2012 12:49 PM
May 07, 2012, 01:41 PM
I've always got time to help a "sista" Your probably confused (because your a girl j/k) because its a pretty confusing subject. There are a lot of different cultures throughout the us and within those cultures are many many tools and point types. It's probably best to concentrate on learning the styles of the particular cultures your finding relics from. After you learn more about the points your finding personally and your still interested in broadening your interests. travel to other states and or try different locations to learn about other cultures. As for looking for knowledge on the computer google search your interest or topic ie. "TN flint types PDF" and you will get a lot of arch reports term paper reports site evaluations etc that hold a lot of useful info a lot of lingo to learn but that can be learned more as you read more you will learn more. A lot of folks on here read a lot about what they have interests in and I've found that searching pdf files, also search for ebooks on the subjects your looking into. A lot of arch books have tons of info. and there are tons of arch books if you seek them out. As for your latest find there seeing how it is not specifically notched as anything you can type and its a little crude except for tip should tell you that it was probably a tool and most certainly in this case, a knife . Good luck out there SISTA
Last edited by SOHIO; May 07, 2012 at 01:43 PM.
May 08, 2012, 07:11 PM
So I didn`t even get the projectile point part right. Thanx for the PDF tip. That`s something I have never done. Info. on Greene county in TN is pretty lean Googled without the PDF. So I will try that tonight. Every little bit helps. I`ll be on the Ohio river next week, but I still want to learn about the things I have already collected,,so thank you again.
May 08, 2012, 07:54 PM
When I first started finding points I wanted to "identfy" them like I do the birds and wildflowers I see, but it isn't that easy. and now If i can't make an easy ID quickly, I try to learn more about the piece. some of the best advice I got on here was to not look at pretty pictures, but to try and study the flaking styles. so the illustrations are helpful in that. ANd everything SoHO said! It's not so much about pegging it with a name, as it is learning! Oh and having fun!!!
May 09, 2012, 11:15 PM
Oh and finding as much as possible before you die because whoever has the most points at the end wins.
Originally Posted by naturegirl
May 09, 2012, 11:19 PM
Always glad to help but there are a lot more experienced people on here to get better information from than me like That death guy and them texans, and that cro magnan musuem gun toten dude.
Originally Posted by tncreeker
May 10, 2012, 12:10 AM
Naturegirl,,LOL,,thats just how I`m looking at it. I`m probably not well suited for this hobby. I`m too black and white,,there can`t be any guessing or maybes. Like a blue jay is,,,,Blue! A circle can only be round! I have enjoyed the research, and the history I have learned, but the real thrill is the finding, the hunt for anything is a thrill. Sooooo, I`ll keep finding (I hope!) and hunting. Just not going to be so anal about a Name for my treasures.
Thanx for the feed back,,You too SOHIO
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