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  1. #31
    Apr 2009
    Whites Spectra V3i, Fisher F2
    38 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

  2. #32
    May 2009
    Northeast Missouri
    147 times

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    Congratulations Steve, on a fantastic banner knife. I bet that baby got some use in it's day.

  3. #33
    Feb 2009
    Kent Read, Kent Write, Kent State!!!!!! Ohio
    Whites Spectrum
    6 times

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    I'm not sure what state this was found in, but in the areas around where Wisconsin currently is located, the Late Archaic period is generally associated with copper tools. The Late Archaic was also referred to as the Old Copper Culture, but modern archaeologists now believe that copper tools started in the Middle Archaic and developed over time. The Middle Archaic dates from 6000-3000 BC, and the Late Archaic dates from 3000-1000 BC.

    Copper tools generally have been found at burial sites, to honor the dead. So search the area again, there may be more artifacts.

    Sweet find!

  4. #34
    Dec 2007
    1265X and Tejon
    11 times
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    Maybe trade copper?

  5. #35
    Apr 2007
    Southwestern, MN
    Minelab E-Trac Sun Ray X-1, Tesoro Vaquero, Cibola, Tejon
    7 times

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    Holy Crap!!!

  6. #36
    Apr 2009
    78 times

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    WOW, thats is soooo awesome........
    great find and thanks for all the cool pics.
    I always love to see the stuff you find in that field of yours.

    The artifacts you pull out of there are worth more than the land itself!!

  7. #37
    Jan 2006
    ft scott Ks
    ,Eagle Spectrum, Fisher1236x2,CZ5,tesoro golden
    Honorable Mentions (1)

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    That is definately a rare find,and a chance to Preserve History
    Loyalty and Honor

  8. #38
    Feb 2010
    2055 times

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    I don't want to vote banner here, I want to vote Larson for president in 2012!!! Hell I'd vote for you if you were running for president AND vice president. I'd vote for you twice if you were running against yourself.... What else is there to say?

  9. #39
    Jun 2009
    Long Island E-end
    Minelab Sov GT,Sovereign xs2-pro Fisher CZ21 Custom Skullies , Stealth 720-i
    88 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (2)

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    Great find that is a oldie for sure and its good to see a Banner find other then coins bullets and plates. That is a history find Dd60
    If Mother Earth give,s us precious metals like gold silver copper and iron why leave them in the ground to disappear forever , dig them out and save History !!

    4-12-2011 Retired from the Rat Race by Choice

  10. #40
    Mar 2009
    384 times

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    I was thinking about this yesterday, and what I think is significant in the overall scheme is the transition this represents. Before the sweeping changes the Europeans brought to this contintent, flint had been the material of choice for thousands of years. It's neat to know copper may have been used thousands of years ago too. I thought the window of time that copper was used(on this continent) was fairly small, maybe not? Anyway, this knife represents the adaptability of the human creature. That's on the grand scale, on the smaller scale, it's heartbreaking to realize the advent of european ways meant the almost total demise of an indiginous people. (Not to be political)Humans fascinate me, such a wonderous yet fearsome creature. This piece represents all that. Congrats on the banner!

  11. #41

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
    ace 250
    191 times
    Metal Detecting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    a find like that deserves to be up on the banner !!

  12. #42

    Oct 2004
    106 times

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    Congrats Lars...That piece is amazing. On to finding the bone knife with the KRF blade! I recently found a piece of copper
    at one of my artifact hunting sites that is very similar to yours in size and shape...Didn't give it much thought until I saw your
    piece. Makes me wonder if it was used in a similar fashion.


  13. #43
    No treasure is too big or too small, I'll find them all!

    Apr 2008
    Solon Springs Wisconsin
    Minelab Explorer SE, Procoil and SEF coils Bounty Hunter Lone Star
    3 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    Thats an awesome find, it kinda looks like its a straight razor used for shaving? As far as copper culture I am pretty sure you can rule that out. The earliest examples are 4000 years old and I never heard of one with any bone handles that folded as this one looks like it did.

    congrats on the banner

  14. #44
    Jan 2009
    Austin T.X.
    282 times
    Banner Finds (1)

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    Man I don't sign on for a day,and Larson finds a find of a lifetime!I knew who it was as soon as I looked up there...Congrats my friend,that is MEGA BAD!
    We do not inherit the land from our ancestors, We borrow it from our children.

  15. #45

    Apr 2010
    Mostly Tesoro units-I've owned five of them--but I've used Whites,Fishers,Garretts,Nautilus, Minelab, and Detex.
    4 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: bone knife with copper blade

    larson, I've only found a few indian artifacts-just a couple of arrow points, but I'd have to say that what you've found is definitely unusual if only for the fact that there was some of the blade still intact...I'm sure that most of the old blades have long ago corroded away with time and the elements. CONGRATS! AND HAPPY HUNTING TO YA!
    zinclid wuz heah!


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