by Red Clay
10 Sep 2017, 13:34
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Clovis Point? Arrowhead? Just a rock?
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Clovis Point? Arrowhead? Just a rock?

It could be part of a fossilized animal burrow, tube worm or sim.
by Red Clay
12 Apr 2017, 15:13
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Ancient Man in Canada
Replies: 3
Views: 340

This even made the noon news here yesterday. The preservation of artifacts is amazing. What I find interesting is that there are many similar small islands that have yet to be investigated.
Also of interest is that an Atlatl was found intact.
by Red Clay
22 Mar 2017, 13:39
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: My artifact pile. ID help? [Photo heavy]
Replies: 3
Views: 393

Could you describe the landscape where you found these. Some of your finds appear to be what I call "camp tools". Crude tools usually found at seasonal campsites.
But there are some others that are very nice finds.
by Red Clay
21 Mar 2017, 14:57
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: My artifact pile. ID help? [Photo heavy]
Replies: 3
Views: 393

What region did these come from?
by Red Clay
22 Jan 2017, 15:35
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: New Research On "Ice Free Corridor"
Replies: 25
Views: 1.5K

<r><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s><B><s>[b]</s>spoons wrote:<e>[/b]</e></B><HR>[hr]</HR>are there any clovis style tools that have been found in eastern asia / it's a lot of ground and there was a long habitation period. old crow tools are only flake blades. <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE> No Clovis tools have been f...
by Red Clay
14 Jan 2017, 15:17
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Is there someone expert of Jewish culture?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

<t>The figure on the far right is from Vulci, Italy. It's origin is Etruscan, 3rd mill. BCE. It's assumed the others are also Etruscan, but were found on Sardinia. <br/> <br/> We know so little of the Etruscans and their culture, I could only say that it's possible, [though not likely] that influenc...
by Red Clay
12 Jan 2017, 14:50
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Is there someone expert of Jewish culture?
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Middle Bronze age ? What are you asking of us?
by Red Clay
10 Dec 2016, 14:43
Forum: Edible/Useful Plants and Primitive Cooking
Topic: Cold Weather Collections
Replies: 14
Views: 696

<t>There is a very old established stand of "Yellow Groove Bamboo" near me. Some get up to 6" diam. Bamboo makes very excellent potters tools. Trimming knives etc. <br/> I've been harvesting from that stand for 30 years. Recently I've had to do a final harvest as the plot has been sold for developme...
by Red Clay
08 Dec 2016, 15:47
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: There are bubbles in my pottery
Replies: 13
Views: 1.1K

<t>If your going to fire on this small scale, why not use charcoal? It can produce more heat than scrounged twigs and such. And unless your trying to go strictly primitive you could hook up an ordinary hairdryer to induce more oxygen into the Kiln atmosphere. <br/> You would also reduce the amount o...
by Red Clay
06 Dec 2016, 17:09
Forum: Stone Tool Woodworking
Topic: Hardstone Artifact ID?
Replies: 5
Views: 996

<t>I just saw this. I don't know what it was used for either, but have found similar here in the Rancocas Valley of NJ. Same era range, early to mid Archaic. <br/> <br/> I have 2 roughly the same size, and 1 that is larger and also has a triangular profile. I'm way behind in photos of my stuff, when...
by Red Clay
05 Dec 2016, 14:48
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Requesting help with possible artifacts.
Replies: 14
Views: 906

<r><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s><B><s>[b]</s>dirtscratcher wrote:<e>[/b]</e></B><br/> <HR>[hr]</HR>I find their position in what looks like a man made rock pile as interesting as the large pitted rock.<br/> <br/> <br/> I agree, have you investigated the pile and areas around it?<br/> <e>[/quote]</e></QUOTE>...
by Red Clay
04 Dec 2016, 14:57
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: There are bubbles in my pottery
Replies: 13
Views: 1.1K

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by Red Clay
16 Nov 2016, 13:35
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: There are bubbles in my pottery
Replies: 13
Views: 1.1K

I'm not ignoring this, right now I'm sick as a dog. Advanced Kidney infection.

I've already figured out part of the problem is the Kiln. As soon as I can sit up long enough , I'll explain.
by Red Clay
14 Nov 2016, 18:19
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: There are bubbles in my pottery
Replies: 13
Views: 1.1K

I would like to see the other pics, it will help me understand what I'm seeing here. There might be a problem with organics, but I would like to see the kiln.
by Red Clay
10 Nov 2016, 01:29
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: There are bubbles in my pottery
Replies: 13
Views: 1.1K

Your pics failed to post. I have 40 years experience with kilns and pottery in general. I also have a ref. library better than most county libraries. Repost your pics and perhaps I can figure out what's happening.
by Red Clay
01 Nov 2016, 15:08
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: pottery cups, bowls, lids, pots, ect
Replies: 10
Views: 985

<r><QUOTE><s>[quote]</s><B><s>[b]</s>river rat wrote:<e>[/b]</e></B><HR>[hr]</HR>sometimes i get cracks as time goes on. i still use the pots as long as i can. eventually though some break. i then crush them up into grog for temper and they get recycled that way. sometimes i pt old broken pieces in ...
by Red Clay
26 Oct 2016, 14:59
Forum: Pottery, Basketry & Fiber-arts
Topic: pottery cups, bowls, lids, pots, ect
Replies: 10
Views: 985

The double cross type décor on your pot is also known as the "cross of Loraine". An early Papal Symbol and has been connected to the Templars. However I've seen examples on late Roman pots as well.
by Red Clay
11 Oct 2016, 15:25
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 515

<t>It appears to be a spear head of some type. Not an expert on middle east, but I am familiar with the way artifacts are appraised. Most important is provenance, esp. with the mass looting currently going on in certain areas. Unless you can document the where when and who of this artifact, no reput...
by Red Clay
11 Oct 2016, 14:54
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Old old tunnels in Europe & other places.
Replies: 1
Views: 330

<t>There are legends here in the US that speak of a network of tunnels that cross the continent. One of the entrances was supposedly in the region of Death Valley. Folks have searched for it for decades. Most myths and legends have a kernel of truth behind them. When it comes to things like this mor...
by Red Clay
10 Oct 2016, 13:51
Forum: Archaeology/Anthropology Forum
Topic: Whistles, id needed
Replies: 0
Views: 177

Whistles, id needed

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