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    ****Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?****UPDATED 9/11 WITH MORE PHOTOS!****

    A friend of mine dug this in his yard a few weeks back. He asked if I knew any experts. Can someone give me some info on it?
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    Re: Help with ID on this artifact...

    Looks similar too a Poplar Island type imo.

    http://www.projectilepoints.net/Page...ts/Poplar.html
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    Re: Help with ID on this artifact...

    looks like an odd shaped rock to me.havent seen any points that have flat squared off sides.
    aint gonna find any heads sittin on the couch

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    Re: Help with ID on this artifact...

    Quote Originally Posted by thirty7
    Looks similar too a Poplar Island type imo.

    http://www.projectilepoints.net/Page...ts/Poplar.html
    That is what it appears to be. It fits right with the geography too.

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    Re: Help with ID on this artifact...

    Especially if it's weathered argellite (which is what it looks like), all I can tell you is they made stuff like this. I found a similar one, and we've had at least one other one posted here.

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    Re: Help with ID on this artifact...

    Here are a couple examples of Poplar Island points from Pa. The lower grade materials are hard to read and the flaking is often weathered away on loose, coarse grained materials.
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    Re: Help with ID on this artifact...

    After doing some research today, I am under the impression that it is more likely an Adena Point. Here is one I saw that is almost identical:


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    Re: Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?

    I have to agree with you on adena, I wasnt sure adena culture was in NJ. The shoulders are more adena than poplar island, although some have clipped wings. Learning something new every day.
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    Re: Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?

    Looks to be a geo fact in the shape of the mighty Adena point. Looks similiar to the material we see in caves ? My humble opinion and I would have picked it up also. If its a point it would have to have tumbled many miles to not show any worked areas.
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    Re: Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?

    This is a hard one. It looks like an artifact that, maybe, rolled in the surf for a long time. I can see what looks like a knapped edge from the side view the way it zigzags. How close to the beach was it found? Points that roll in the surf for a long time will look like they were sand blasted.

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    Re: Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?

    Quote Originally Posted by RPG
    This is a hard one. It looks like an artifact that, maybe, rolled in the surf for a long time. I can see what looks like a knapped edge from the side view the way it zigzags. How close to the beach was it found? Points that roll in the surf for a long time will look like they were sand blasted.
    It was found more than 50 miles from the ocean, but it was found in the Delaware Valley, about 5 miles from the river.

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    Re: Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?

    I still think it is a rock that got shaped by mother nature.sure it has the outline of a point,but thats about it IMO.i dont see one facet on it and in pic 2 look at the side facing the camera and you can see that it almost looks like it is flat,which makes it look like it has four or five sides/faces.sure would like to see a pic from a different angle in a hand
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    Re: Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?

    There is no question in my mind that you have a point, not a geofact. Unfortunately, it is made of argillite, which can be a nice stone when fresh, but very quickly deteriorates in ground conditions. Nevertheless, eroded traces of flaking scars clearly are visible on your point.

    The point is too eroded to make a definitive identification, but the most likely candidate is the Poplar Island. Adenas are found sparsely in eastern PA (and I believe in NJ), but they are thinner in cross-section than the Poplar Island. In terms of shape, you point looks more to me like a Poplar Island than an Adena.

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    Re: Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?

    Thanks everyone for helping me ID this, here are some more photos for clarity and scale
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    Re: ****Adena Point or Poplar Island Point?****UPDATED 9/11 WITH MORE PHOTOS!***

    Welcome to the forum Christopher!

 

 
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