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Thread: Creek walking turns up very cool arrowhead! What the heck is it though?

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    Creek walking turns up very cool arrowhead! What the heck is it though?

    I literally found this creek walking TODAY. I know I should and WILL post in the NA Artifacts forum, but get the most action here anyway Haha! Anyway, I also found an unpictured white quartz notched point and another small white point I have no clue what it is. Anybody have any idea on the big "red" point though? Looks like the back of a "Clovis point" with the point tip broken off. Am I way off base? I'm new to this really and am just excited as can be to have found this stuff. This is the same creek I found my NA pottery I posted as well as many other finds. Lots of NA history on this creek though and plenty more to be found I'm sure! This big red one was just stuck in the mud on the side of the creek, freshly exposed. What a beauty! To me anyway Haha! Thanks for any info and as always I appreciate the support! Stay safe and keep hunting!
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    Last edited by MrMarsHill; Jul 29, 2020 at 09:39 PM.
    I make finds into wearable jewelry or display pieces! I restore old finds, jewelry, weapons... just about anything nobody fixes anymore! I buy, sell and trade antiques, oddities and anything unique. Specialist in one of a kind jewelry, displays, knives, rare antiques and so much more. Contact me here any time! I find lots of awesome stuff in the hills and hollers here in Western North Carolina and East TN!
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    MrMarsHill, I know even less about NA artifacts than yourself, but they sure are nice! Congrats on some awesome surface finds, thx for sharing, Ddf.
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    Thanks DDF! I appreciate the "well done sir" that I get as much as the identification help lol. Thank you sir, for stopping in and saying hi. Happy hunting!
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    I reckon a measurement would Have helped for size reference, though I doubt it matters too much and I'd say atleast 1/4" is gone from the tip. Fyi, it's hard to see in pics but the point is 2.25" long and just a hair over .75" at the widest point. Is this older than the notched type I found just a few feet away from the big red one? My mom sent some pics of the notched quartz point I also found today... I'll add a few of those as well. I was just "ON" today I guess. My eyeballing skills are top notch, but my mom has all the luck in the world lol. Not today, lol. She was excited to be there for the finds, and to walk away with an arrowhead of her own either way! It was a d*** good day in the creek... they all are to me lol!Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by MrMarsHill; Jul 29, 2020 at 10:57 PM. Reason: Repeated autocorrect errors...
    I make finds into wearable jewelry or display pieces! I restore old finds, jewelry, weapons... just about anything nobody fixes anymore! I buy, sell and trade antiques, oddities and anything unique. Specialist in one of a kind jewelry, displays, knives, rare antiques and so much more. Contact me here any time! I find lots of awesome stuff in the hills and hollers here in Western North Carolina and East TN!
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    The reddish one is a knife, I can't tell on the little one except it's probably an archaic stemmed point.
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    If you were in WI I'd say that is made from Hixton quartzite. More likely from a local source. Gary
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    First off I'm DAD. But I'm also a Custom maker, picker, research addict, history preservationist, metal detectorist, magnet fisher, creek Walker, amateur archeologist, collector

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    Thanks guys! I found the Guilford points after I posted. This looks very similar to the examples I saw.
    Smokeythecat, you really think it's a knife?! Broken obviously, but that would just be awesome! Thanks for the input everybody! I think I'm going back to the creek today!
    I make finds into wearable jewelry or display pieces! I restore old finds, jewelry, weapons... just about anything nobody fixes anymore! I buy, sell and trade antiques, oddities and anything unique. Specialist in one of a kind jewelry, displays, knives, rare antiques and so much more. Contact me here any time! I find lots of awesome stuff in the hills and hollers here in Western North Carolina and East TN!
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    Solutrean! Just kidding...maybe
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    Beautiful red quartzite knife! I've found similar material here in NE Ga.
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    First off I'm DAD. But I'm also a Custom maker, picker, research addict, history preservationist, metal detectorist, magnet fisher, creek Walker, amateur archeologist, collector

    Jan 2019
    Mars Hill NC
    Garrett ACE 300, current main user. Garret AT Propointer, current main user. Garrett GTAX750, classic machine and I love it! Bounty hunter tracker iv, missing knob bought used on eBay... Still find
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    Thanks for the extra info everybody! I had a local guy tell me it's a orthoquartzite Guilford type point. I cant confirm that, but he is a trusted source who knows the area this was found. I havent actually gotten back to the creek yet, but it's at the top of my list! I'll be sure to post any further finds. If any of you guys have a suggestion on something I could add to Identify the material more surely(ie more photos, weight, close ups etc) I'd love to provide that info. It's a beautiful piece that will remain in my lifelong confession to be handed down to my daughter. All I'm looking to do is properly identify and label the find for future reference. All you guys replies are much appreciated! TNet is my favorite site on the web!
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    I make finds into wearable jewelry or display pieces! I restore old finds, jewelry, weapons... just about anything nobody fixes anymore! I buy, sell and trade antiques, oddities and anything unique. Specialist in one of a kind jewelry, displays, knives, rare antiques and so much more. Contact me here any time! I find lots of awesome stuff in the hills and hollers here in Western North Carolina and East TN!
    Jim "Bonez" Brown
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    Etsy.com/bonezcustoms
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