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    Arrow heads or spear heads... Age?

    Found these diving today. Does anyone know how old they may be?
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    Seem to be too large for arrow points. The first photo might be a knife. Or both could be atlatl darts. An atlatl is an extension of the arm, giving much more power to the throw, for both penetration and distance. The atlatl dart is larger than an arrow and smaller than what one would really consider a spear. The dart is two piece usually. The shaft is lighter material, like bamboo, while the point is mounted onto a short piece of wood that is removable from the longer shaft.
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    Thanks for the help and fantastic pictures!

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    Those are some really nice artifacts. The notching on the arrowhead is around 2000 to 4000 years old. The other piece is made of the same material and most likely as old. I would be checking the banks and gravel bars where you found those. There should be more. Post them in the North American Indian section with better pics if you want a exact identification. You will need to post the state they were found in also.

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    Awesome and will do! Found this guy today though downstream a few hundred yards...
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    Any clue about this one?

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    We need some better pictures of the first one. You may have a super great point there!

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    You have to post what state they were found in to get a proper ID and that will give you the date range.
    Looks like a big flute on that first point.. Or at least some basel thinning... that "blade" could be 10000 years old.
    Feel along the sides of the blade... Do they feel like they get smoother down towards the base?
    The others could be early archaic but they could also be woodland that's thousands of years different.
    The state will go a long way to getting an estimated date
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    All are from Texas here's some better pics... From what I've been told it is a Friday knife?.?.?
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    The Friday knife is sort of a backed blade.. One side of the base will be rounded while the other is squared off.
    That's not a Friday knife.
    It's a very nice thin specimen but by the flaking I do not believe it to be paleo.. I'd call that a nice archaic blade.
    Here is a Friday knife from the internet and also one of mine from Texas

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    The notched points look early archaic to me.. I'd be thinking the Big Sandy family for the first and probably Baker for that last one

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    This looks like one of your points... http://www.renartco.com/MK-21/COA.JPG Here is a cool site on Texas artifacts.... AustinDiggers.Com - Archived Finds of the Week Users pictures

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    Well.. good luck.
    The base on those points is bifurcated unlike what was just posted.
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    Thanks for the help identifying... How about this guy that I just found today... It's super sharp still... I have a good video of me finding it also I'll put up in a bit
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