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  1. #1

    Sep 2012
    Arrowhead hunting

    Question mystery arrowhead

    I arrowhead hunt in the Owens Valley in California often, and two years ago I found a BEAUTIFUL obsidian arrowhead. (may be a spear point or something, i just don't know what to call it so...) I don't have any pics but it is about the size of my middle finger long, thin, and narrow. it has a shape VERY similar to clovis arrowheads, but the sides are less curved. The attaching end is EXACTLY like that of a typical clovis and side my family has 50+ arrowheads (mostly broken or incomplete) and I have never seen this base before I thought I would ask. I would LOVE to be able to date it tentatively but the closest thing I have found is the clovis. I don't think clovis people lived in california. Any thoughts? i will try to post pics soon if you want.
    ps this past year i found ANOTHER perfect arrowhead at the SAME SITE! it is small and looks like a typical, triangular, more modern arrowhead.

  2. #2
    Feb 2011
    Western PA.
    F75 AT Pro Gold Infinium
    283 times
    Relic Hunting
    Need pictures for sure.

  3. #3
    Charter Member
    Jun 2011
    Southwest Georgia
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Yes, Pictures please. Makes a big difference in responses.

  4. #4
    Aug 2006
    Middle of Kansas
    212 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I saw a show several years ago where they were determining the age of obsidian arrow heads. Something changed on the surface after it was split from the host rock and exposed to air. That's about all I can remember. I think it was on PBS, maybe it was Nova. Maybe you can find it in their archives.

  5. #5

    Nov 2007
    ,M.X.T.& Tesoro Tejon
    2782 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Clovis points have been found in that area and surrounding areas as well.....
    Last edited by kuger; Sep 15, 2012 at 02:08 PM.
    M.X.T , Tesoro Tejon

  6. #6

    Sep 2012
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I think you need some pictures to get an answer (really badly)

  7. #7
    Jan 2011
    Whites MXT, E Trac, Garrett Pro Pinpointer
    458 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Look on ebay for Overstreet guide to American Indian projectile points....HH

    Plus you might post a picture of your find on the Indian Artifact Forum here those guy's are sharp as a tack!........HH
    Last edited by Gunrunner61; Sep 20, 2012 at 09:51 PM.

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  8. #8

    May 2012
    181 times
    Relic Hunting
    Hi, can anyone identify, type? Age? Found in the creek.
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