Did I find a kettle point??

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Native Americans would often use broken cast iron pots and form arrowheads during the transition where they lost all their technology. That being said I have not seen one with a lobed base.
 

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Native Americans would often use broken cast iron pots and form arrowheads during the transition where they lost all their technology. That being said I have not seen one with a lobed base.
Kind of where I’m at… nothing like I’ve seen in my research of trade era artifacts but, when your talking home made its tough to say what they produced.
 

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If made of lead, no. If of brass, possible. I haven't seen one with a notched base, but it is a possibility. They were (on the East Coast) mainly 17th century items the American Indians made from imported brass kettles and they made the "arrowheads" out of them. What state did it come from and what is the material?
 
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If made of lead, no. If of brass, possible. I haven't seen one with a notched base, but it is a possibility. They were (on the East Coast) mainly 17th century items the American Indians made from imported brass kettles and they made the "arrowheads" out of them. What state did it come from and what is the material?
Came out if a field in costal RI that’s produced a lot of stone points over the years
 

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I don’t know if that is a kettle point, but it could be. These are associated with the Post-Contact transitional end to the Stone Age. The brass kettle in those days could be likened to our modern day plastic bucket.

Good article below:

 

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I don’t know if that is a kettle point, but it could be. These are associated with the Post-Contact transitional end to the Stone Age. The brass kettle in those days could be likened to our modern day plastic bucket.

Good article below:

Materials that were used as kettles, parts of keg bands, wagon wheel banding.
Here is a find from 50yrs +, from the shoreline of an interior lake in BC.
Not far from some pictographs that are on rock outcropping along the waters edge.
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