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    post contact sheet iron point

    found this a while back
    i think it is a post contact point made from sheet iron
    lars
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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    Very, very nice trade point, and large to boot!



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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    I am going to mail you a metal detector. Are you still deep in the snow?? The Indians loved it when iron was introduced to them. It began the end of knapping. The skill was lost for many years. I still remember reading not that many years ago how they thought arrowheads were made. Boy were they wrong. Its when they started finding the complete knappers tool kits in burials did all the pieces start to fit. The trade items are a important part of history and their is a section here on t-net that deals just with that time frame. Pretty cool. Nice find.
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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    Quote Originally Posted by TnMountains
    I am going to mail you a metal detector. Are you still deep in the snow?? The Indians loved it when iron was introduced to them. It began the end of knapping. The skill was lost for many years. I still remember reading not that many years ago how they thought arrowheads were made. Boy were they wrong. Its when they started finding the complete knappers tool kits in burials did all the pieces start to fit. The trade items are a important part of history and their is a section here on t-net that deals just with that time frame. Pretty cool. Nice find.
    TnMtns
    I agree, Larson needs a metal detector. I'll bet the farm there's more metal artifacts in his ground.

    That's a beautiful trade point Larson.

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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    You know Larson, that is in its own right a very rare point and maybe deserves banner nomination. Tn Mnts is correct, when iron/steel got here the indians went crazy for it. Being iron though, not many lasted long in the dirt. What does everyone think, banner? Your stuff is always killer!

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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    Quote Originally Posted by newnan man
    You know Larson, that is in its own right a very rare point and maybe deserves banner nomination. Tn Mnts is correct, when iron/steel got here the indians went crazy for it. Being iron though, not many lasted long in the dirt. What does everyone think, banner? Your stuff is always killer!
    If this was my website, it would have been on the banner the second he posted it, as well as a lot of other artifacts he has posted in the past. Hell, I would have pics of his dirt on the banner. How often do you find a site that looks like Larson's.

    I do agree this is a rare artifact. It's in very good shape and not rusted away to nothing. I've been hunting artifacts off and on for 30 years and never found a metal one. And I live in an area that has seen the white man since the 16th century.

    The problem with it making banner is there's a time frame between the time found and the time posted.

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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    Yep, that's a nice one! Like others said, iron points don't survive very long. I found a few iron points about 20 years but they're just about completely rusted away. I also found some small, Indian made, brass points which are paper thin (literally). The field I found them in isn't farmed anymore, though.

    I remember you also posted some copper/brass points.

    I bought this iron point. I really like metal points....
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    It's neat how quick iron objects degrade in some types of soil. The Allen County Historical Society used to have a rifle, sword and arrow heads found when they uncovered the grave of Little Turtle of the Miami Indians. The rifle would have passed for an old piece of rebar, the sword a piece of scrap and the points for old cupboar door hinges.


    They cleaned them several years back and all the bubbly rust came off and detail was pretty amazing. The neat part is that they were buried only about 120 years, which isn't a great deal of time. The problem in the midwest is that you find a lot of little iron scraps from old farms, we've probably walk by pieces assuming they were junk.


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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    Holy moly is there anything you can't find......That is so sweet....bone,stone,metal...man what a site...
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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    Wow...really neat find.

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    Re: post contact sheet iron point

    I too think it is a lance head or knife...the basal notches are more in line with trade items from Canada, possibly Hudson Bay Company, which seemed to like the extra notches ahead of the tang.

 

 

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