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    First Arrowhead? Natural? Flake? Arrowhead?

    Ever since I moved into my house I have constantly been searching the rocky stream behind my house. I have spent most of my time in little gravel patches along bends in the stream. I hadn't had any luck, not even an 1800's ceramic shard, which is weird considering my house is from the mid 1700's, and I expected to find some pottery or glass in the stream. Anyways, today I grabbed a small shovel and dug a couple of inches, moving the alge covered rocks, and digging to the smaller rocks in the sand. If you dig 4 inches you hit solid white clay. Anyways, I spotted a tiny quartz in the sand, and took it out. It looks like it may be a tiny bird point, if so I would be thrilled, this would be my first Native American artifact ever. What do you guys think? If it is an arrowhead, how old is it probably?

    One photos of the side view, and one of it from the base.

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    Last edited by coinman123; Sep 18, 2017 at 07:23 PM.
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    just looks like a natural rock to me.
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    Sorry, I don't think it is an arrowhead. Although it has a similar shape, it looks like quartz that has tumbled in water of a stream.

    Please keep looking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaBa View Post
    Sorry, I don't think it is an arrowhead. Although it has a similar shape, it looks like quartz that has tumbled in water of a stream.

    Please keep looking.
    Thanks, What about the chip mark looking stuff in the second to last photos? The edges are also very sharp, along with the tip which is very thin. Hopefully I will find a real one eventually. Sadly there aren't too many impressive ones in NH, no flint or jasper, just quartz and ground points.

    I asked on the Native American forum too, if you want to see what people say there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coinman123 View Post
    Thanks, What about the chip mark looking stuff in the second to last photos?
    in my opinion, based on what I see in the photos, if it was ever an arrowhead it is a fragment of one that was shattered into lots of pieces on impact. But it even takes some imagination to see it as that. I still think it's just a natural rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jewelerguy View Post
    in my opinion, based on what I see in the photos, if it was ever an arrowhead it is a fragment of one that was shattered into lots of pieces on impact. But it even takes some imagination to see it as that. I still think it's just a natural rock.
    Thanks! I stirred some rocks and sediment around, the creek bed is dry right now, but once we get a little bit of rain it should flood again and settled all the rocks I moved. Hopefully I will find something then.

    Here is where I found this one.
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    Natural, but keep looking. There are literally millions of them in the dirt. You're bound to come across one out in the back country sooner or later.
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    Its good to keep an eye out for that quartz, you see a lot of quartz points from the Eastern Woodlands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Pueblo View Post
    Its good to keep an eye out for that quartz, you see a lot of quartz points from the Eastern Woodlands.
    Thanks for the advice, that is so far what I have been doing. I have a box of points from my grandfather, all of them are quartz found in the east. The stream looks nice, going to try again tomorrow evening.

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    I also found a beautiful grooved stone axe on my grandparent's old 1720's farm with over 100 acres of fields, I asked my parents about it after finding it with some old family documents, apparently I was a little kid at the time finding it in the fields thinking it was a dinosaur fossil. It is missing a small chunk and is covered with plow marks, but is still very recognizable.

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    Last edited by coinman123; Sep 18, 2017 at 08:19 PM.
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    Pueblo is right, lots in the EUSA, that one I'm more certain than not is natural. If you find more than one suspicious quartz piece in that spot, then it would change my mind
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    Natural piece of quartz, not artifact.
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