Im speechless

mainejman

Hero Member
Sep 2, 2012
977
1,585
maine
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I'm speechless

Just pulled this out of the ground about twenty minutes ago pulled over to send.Its either ivory or antler I'm guessing.
 

Attachments

  • ForumRunner_20131014_160457.png
    ForumRunner_20131014_160457.png
    210.1 KB · Views: 293
  • ForumRunner_20131014_160540.png
    ForumRunner_20131014_160540.png
    301.2 KB · Views: 343
Upvote 0

GatorBoy

Gold Member
May 28, 2012
14,716
6,144
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Killer find.. and it didn't break!
That one deserves many pics.
 

Hippy

Sr. Member
Dec 15, 2008
356
354
That's an awesome piece. I have to admit though, I dont know squat about relics from your part of the country. Either way I think it deserves a banner vote. Seems like a pretty rare find!

Hippy
 

GatorBoy

Gold Member
May 28, 2012
14,716
6,144
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I hope he didn't keep it in his lap while driving to keep it safe during the ride.. then pull in the drive quickly open the door and stand up..... oh oh.
 

Charl

Silver Member
Jan 19, 2012
3,011
4,532
Rhode Island
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
My goodness! Does it get much better? That is a Maritime Archaic spear. The Maritime Archaic crafted the ground slate points you find in your neck of the woods, and this piece is modeled after those slate points. That is a very valuable artifact! Wow!

The Rooms Provincial Museum

i voted banner. Something that rare in that material and condition does not come along very often! How big is it? Point size or spear size? You are very lucky to be able to hunt a part of the country where Maritime Archaic artifacts can be found. A fascinating culture who were very skilled deep sea fisherman, evidenced by swordfish, a deep water fish, found at their camps.

Your's is a much nicer form then the Maritime Archaic bone spear shown here:

http://www.pc.gc.ca/lhn-nhs/nl/portauchoix/natcul/maritime.aspx
 

Attachments

  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    17.2 KB · Views: 1,146
Last edited:

Charl

Silver Member
Jan 19, 2012
3,011
4,532
Rhode Island
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Here are some Eskimo ground slate points. Note the resemblance of the barbed examples to your find. The fact is circumpolar people around the globe utilized similar ground slate technology and bone deep sea weapon technology. Same style ground slate spears in Scandinavia as in Canada and Maine.
 

Attachments

  • image.jpg
    image.jpg
    49.2 KB · Views: 154

Justintime

Bronze Member
Dec 15, 2011
1,164
345
Central, Alabama
Detector(s) used
AT Pro,Pro pointer, TRX,Whites Spectrum XLT, Whites Beachhunter ID, whites bullseye ll pinpointer
Primary Interest:
Other
Just a opinion, never seen pink bone, before, but, I up for learning something new. Hope it is real, it would be a new text book example. Thanks Justintime
 
OP
mainejman

mainejman

Hero Member
Sep 2, 2012
977
1,585
maine
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
  • Thread Starter
  • Thread starter
  • #20
Sorry about the no replies.I had phone drama and was out of commission for awhile.Still don't know much about this point.I don't believe it's bone because I don't believe it would last.It is not pink it's about three inches long.It was found about sixteen inches deep in a site that I have been digging for five years.The site has produced a variety of points knapped and ground.It has also yielded many gouges,plummets and other stone tools used in woodworking .The site also has a lot of pottery shards .This means along with the archaic presence there was a much later occupancy.It sits twenty yards off a stream in Maine.Thanks for your time....
 

Attachments

  • ForumRunner_20131016_204133.png
    ForumRunner_20131016_204133.png
    330 KB · Views: 225
  • ForumRunner_20131016_204232.png
    ForumRunner_20131016_204232.png
    329.4 KB · Views: 204

Top Member Reactions

Users who are viewing this thread

Top