Unexpected find: copper arrowhead?

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I was just killing time in the horse field after chores; I've pounded the fields pretty hard up to now so it's really just clearing modern pieces like lost horseshoes and broken halters so the horses don't step on them. Plus the horses will usually follow me around and hover over my shoulder while I detect and that's pretty entertaining. Anyways, the recent rain cut a furrow and this was six inches down at the bottom. Up until now it must have been out of my detector's range.

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My first guess is a copper trade arrowhead, but I can't find any online that are the same configuration so I'm not sure on that. The tip is slightly bent and the sides look like they had an edge to them if that helps at all. If I'm correct is there any way to estimate the age?
 
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its a good one
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I would say it looks like one. Its near impossible to find an exact match since these weren't mass produced and traded to the natives. Points like this one where made from brass or copper trade pots which the natives then cut and made into points .
 

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That's a unique find. I know nothing about copper points made by Native Americans but, it's really cool.
 

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Very cool find! :occasion14:

Bear archery (Fred Bear) put out some broadheads in the 60's that
had that shape, and the slot in the center was for attaching a "bleeder"
blade.

They weren't made out of copper, however..8-)
 

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I've seen and owned some in the past. Excellent find. They are not common.
 

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pretty cool find
 

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I would say yes indeed! Looks like one of those "kettle" points they find in Connecticut.
 
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I would say yes indeed! Looks like one of those "kettle" points they find in Connecticut.

That's awesome; thanks you guys! This will go perfectly with the two stone points I found earlier this month! Also looks like I need to invest in a detector that goes down more than 8"; who knows what I'm missing. :laughing7:
 
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If I'm reading online correctly kettle points would be 1600's correct? Or did they circulate for a while? I ask because this town was only settled in the later part of the 1750's so I'm wondering if this dates to before the town.
 

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If I'm reading online correctly kettle points would be 1600's correct? Or did they circulate for a while? I ask because this town was only settled in the later part of the 1750's so I'm wondering if this dates to before the town.
I would say this point predates the town. May have been an Indian village nearby.
 

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