Help identifying point

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Help identifying point

KyWoodsman
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Joined: 06 Dec 2012, 16:17

10 Jan 2015, 04:05 #1

It's been a while since my last post and a lot has changed between now and then. One thing in particular is my newest arrowhead I received today. This point was given to me by an individual in which claimed they found it underneath their house while fixing a busted water heater. The location is a place in my state called Flat Lick Kentucky and is located in the southeastern part of the state. From the pictures below you will notice some obvious facts about this point, first one I noticed was it is in fact a knapped stone ( a fine one at that) and the second thing is it has the wrap still attached. This is what concerns me about this point, I have personally never seen this style or technique of wrapping the arrowhead to the shaft. Also appears to be either leather wrap or some sort of gut material and why has it lasted as long as it has without deteriorating? Maybe it being under their house may have helped who knows, either way it goes this person has nothing to gain in this discovery since it was given to me rather then kept among themselves so the question is what do you think about it? I look forward to hearing everyone's insight on the authenticity of this point.


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LittleRain
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Joined: 26 Aug 2013, 01:12

10 Jan 2015, 07:16 #2

I have a book from the Poverty Point site in Louisiana that shows several points that bear a good resemblance to it. As in, the general shape.

As to it being under the house, it could have been a rediscovered discovery that was turned into a necklace some time in the past, past couple hundred years say. It would explain the location (under a house near a water thing), and more specifically, the wrapping, which could indicate it being used as jewelry.

I know a guy that used to flintknap. He said that they quit using stone because it confused archaeologists when they found them. Because the line of direct use is broken, modern recreators are just picking designs out of the history books to copy. I would say you would need to find a collector or park guide with some knowhow to look at it. I know the Poverty Point head honcho knows his stuff.
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KyWoodsman
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Joined: 06 Dec 2012, 16:17

10 Jan 2015, 15:49 #3

Thanks for your response and insight. This possibly being a piece of jewelry makes sense and could very well be what it is. I will definitely be contacting a collector in regards of this point to get a in person opinion as well because pictures do not serve it justice as far as how the wrapping technique is. Thanks once again Rain.
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