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Indian arrowheads and other ancient relics from the Far Western regions which includes the Great Basin
 

 

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Item: Type: Humboldt Triangular Provenance: Price
TDIFW69 A very thin fully translucent (and my "test" in order to assign ANY artifact "FULL translucence" is if Offered for sale by the original finder who 750.00
you can set the artifact on a newspaper and actually read the newspaper under the artifact... we're recovered this beauty from the Warner 495.00
strict with our terminology, in order to not mis-lead our valued customers, and certain "key" phrases Valley area in Lake County, Oregon
are very sparingly used!) opalescent obsidian Humboldt Triangular dart point showing just the slightest
hint of subdued diagonal banding. It is THOROUGLY and VERY INTRICATELY flaked on both
faces by a (near?) master knapper. Actually, the flaking patterns are to die for. Under microscopic
examination, this one is PERFECT!!! and it has good and full basal grinding not only to the edges of
the hafted base but to the bottom edge as well. (This is a strong testimony which places this beauty
into the Paleo/Archaic transitional period; not surprisingly so, because in my own personal opinion,
almost all Paleo and early Archaic period artifacts displayed superior craftsmanship as well as superior
host stone material.) This one qualifies for listing on our Gem Points page as well. I'm not going to
insult the HIGH quality of this beauty by simply calling it a "choice piece"... it's better than that.  
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Stermer COA dlgp - dlpa

 

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Item: Type: Triple-T Provenance: Price
TDIFW25 An outstanding translucent, opalescent obsidian Triple-T Knife Form which has a single Found in Nevada, with no 250.00
black horizontal vein located midway between the centerline and the tip. It's well flaked further information documented 195.00
on both faces with a good combination of percussion and secondary pressure flaking
patterns. A superior example of this rare type which is as fresh as the day it was made.
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 5,000 to 5,500 years old
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Item: Type: Triple-T Provenance: Price
TDIFW27 A nice, heavily patinated black obsidian Triple-T Knife form which was anciently re- Found in Nevada, with no 40.00
sharpened to give it a more triangular form. It's well worked on both faces, although further information documented  
not in any particularly exciting fashion. The tip has a spider bite, but other than that,
this one is pretty much intact as it was made and used in very ancient times.
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 5,000 to 5,500 years old
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Item: Type: Archaic Bi-Pointed Knife Blade Provenance: Price
TDIFW33 Okay, so maybe I got the photos upside down, it's hard to tell as this one was used in a fashion similar to the Recovered from 350.00
4-way knife blades. A very good-sized, long semi-translucent duo-flow obsidian Archaic Bi-Pointed Knife Blade Klamath County, Oregon 275.00
which has almost spooky, but quite subdued swirling patterns when held to a light source. It's thoroughly flaked on (more details are on the COA)
both faces by an advanced knapper with special attention given to the pressure flaked (and anciently re-sharpened)
edges. Sadly this one has ancient nicks to both ends as shown in the close-up photos. Still not a bad piece which
must have been one knapper's favorites, judging by all of the ancient re-sharpenings this one's been through.
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 7,000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Humboldt Triangular Dart Point Provenance: Price
TDIFW41 A most ancient, opaque black obsidian Humboldt Triangular Dart Point which is Found during the 1940's through 50.00
fairly well flaked on both faces by an almost intermediate knapper. Side B has a 1960's by the Spradling family
couple of shallow ledges where the host material resisted flaking, but these are in Northern Nevada
mostly inconsequential. Overall, this is quite an attractive and neat little dart point!
Era: Mid to Late Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Triangular Dart Provenance: Price
TDIFW43 A VERY NICE light green chert Humboldt Triangular Dart Point which is well flaked Found during the 1940's through 40.00
on both faces by an experienced knapper. This one is quite attractive and ancient. 1960's by the Spradling family
Era: Mid to Late Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old in Northern Nevada
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Provenance: Price
TDIFW45 A fairly thin, well formed translucent obsidian Elko Eared Arrowhead which is very Found during the 1940's through 30.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. It has a lateral shear to the 1960's by the Spradling family  
edge of one basal bulb (right bulb in photo 2) and a nick to the tip of one barb (and I'll in Northern Nevada
let you guess which one) and finally, it has a small semi-circular lateral clip to one edge,
just above the horizontal mid-line. (left side in photo 4) It also has interesting vague
diagonal banding from the duo-flow of the lava which comprised the host material.
Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Stemmed Provenance: Price
TDIFW46 A nice medium-sized black obsidian Rose Springs Stemmed Arrowhead which is thoroughly Found during the 1940's through 35.00
flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. The basal edge is flat, as it was made but 1960's by the Spradling family  
this point has a semi-circular lateral clip to one edge just above one barb. (left side in photo 2) in Northern Nevada
Other than that, this one appears to be "all there" with no other damage.
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW47 A VERY thin, almost flat obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Dart Point which is fairly well flaked Found during the 1940's through 25.00
on both faces, although not in any particularly impressive style. One auricle is missing and it has a 1960's by the Spradling family  
very small semi-circular clip to the other edge, just above the intact auricle. (photos 6 & 7) It has a in Northern Nevada
short pressure flute leading upwards from the basal edge and slight caliche deposits, mostly around
the tip. Not the most attractive Humboldt we've handled, but priced right for such an ancient piece.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Desert Delta Provenance: Price
TDIFW49 A colorful burgundy and brick-red jasper Desert Delta Arrowhead. It's flaking patterns Found during the 1940's through 15.00
are only mediocre and it has a serious lateral fracture along one edge, just above the side 1960's by the Spradling family  
notch. (left side in photo 4) Obviously a point which has been kicked around a bit. in Northern Nevada
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW53 A slender, crudely flaked black basalt Humboldt Constricted Base Arrowhead. Found during the 1940's through 35.00
The ancient knapper certainly showed his determination with forming this one 1960's by the Spradling family  
from a material which is most difficult to work with, and which really doesn't in Northern Nevada
flake very well. It has an ancient spider bite to the tip, but is otherwise "all there".
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Provenance: Price
TDIFW55 An interesting black basalt Cascade Dart point/Saw which is well worked on Found during the 1940's through 70.00
both faces by an experienced knapper. Side B has a thin caliche layer which 1960's by the Spradling family  
must have been acquired from laying in a dried-up lake bed for countless years in Northern Nevada
and side A shows slight desert polish. Not a bad piece
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW57 A very fascinating semi-translucent obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Dart Found during the 1940's through 150.00
point/Saw made on a flake and having slight vertical banding. It has a bowed 1960's by the Spradling family 120.00
form from the original flake's form and a 20% vertical flat spot on the lower in Northern Nevada
center of side B, left from the original flake's flat surface. Side A is thoroughly
flaked by an experienced knapper, and the edge serrations are quite superior.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW58 A fairly thin opaque black obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base adolescent's Knife Found during the 1940's through 60.00
Blade which is well flaked on both faces, but not in any impressive style by a novice 1960's by the Spradling family
knapper. It has a slight dig to one edge just above the horizontal center line (right side in in Northern Nevada
photo 4) but this appears to have been a "slip" during the initial knapping process.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old

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Item: Type: Cascade Provenance: Price
TDIFW210 A somewhat crude opaque black obsidian Cascade Dart point which is roughly Found in Nevada, with no 20.00
flaked on both faces by a beginner knapper. It has a flat basal edge and rough further information documented  
edges, most likely cause by it's being used as a small knife blade. Affordably priced
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Provenance: Price
TDIFW211 A very thin and slender blue-gray dacite Cascade Dart point which is well Found in Nevada, with no 40.00
worked on both faces by an experienced knapper. It appears to be "all there" further information documented  
and is quite an attractive and most ancient piece.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Stemmed Provenance: Price
TDIFW212 A fairly small and colorful light reddish-brown jasper Rose Springs Stemmed Found in Nevada, with no 15.00
Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an almost intermediate further information documented  
knapper. The bottom of the stem is missing as are sections from the ends of both
tangs. Not a bad starter piece for some junior aspiring archaeologist out there.
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Basal Notched Provenance: Price
TDIFW216 Yikes!.... this one's not the best made point we've ever seen, but it sure does Found in Nevada, with no 30.00
have some most interesting features which make it "special". A diagonally further information documented  
banded, black and smoky white/gray duo-flow obsidian Humboldt Basal
Notched Dart point which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an almost
intermediate knapper. It's quite asymmetrical, possibly due to being used as a
knife blade which was anciently re-sharpened. It shows slight, ancient nicking to
the tips of both auricles and it has a shallow diagonal ledge to side A near the tip.
Still an interesting piece for the unique host material alone. Reasonably priced.
Era: Early to Mid Archaic Period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Pinto Basin Provenance: Price
TDIFW219 A medium sized blue-gray dacite Pinto Basin Knife form which is crudely flaked on Found in Nevada, with no 30.00
both faces with an "only the necessary" attitude by a beginner knapper. It's showing further information documented  
slight twisting, from uneven ancient re-sharpenings, similar to beveling, but not true
beveling. All of it's bottom appendages show ancient nicking and the blade edges also
have nick-marks most likely caused by usage. Still an interesting and affordable piece.
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,650 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Uni-faced Cascade Crescent Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW220 An interesting speckled white and tan chert uni-faced Cascade Crescent Knife Blade Found in Nevada, with no 35.00
which is well flaked on side A, but which only shows secondary pressure flaking on further information documented  
side B around it's cutting edges. A nice piece which appears to be "all there".
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Side Notched Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW221 A nice, sturdy, glossy white chalcedony Rose Springs Side Notched Knife Found in Nevada, with no 90.00
Blade which is well flaked on both faces, mostly by percussion flaking in the further information documented 75.00
centers with secondary pressure flaking patterns to all cutting edges. The tip is
rounded off (intentionally?) and the basal edge has a single small nick, but other
than that, this one is pretty much intact and a pretty good looker as well.
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Corner Notched Provenance: Price
TDIFW410 A very pleasant mottled tan and burgundy chert Rose Springs Corner Notched Found during the 1940's through 50.00
Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by a novice knapper. It has 1960's by the Spradling family in  
an ancient nick to the tip of one barb, but is otherwise intact. Northern Nevada
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Corner Notched Provenance: Price
TDIFW413 An ultra-thin semi-translucent vertically banded duo-flow obsidian Rose Springs Found during the 1940's through 25.00
Corner Notched Arrowhead which was made on a very thin flake, but which was also 1960's by the Spradling family in  
thoroughly knapped on both faces so as to remove any trace of the original flake's flat Northern Nevada
surface by an intermediate (or better) knapper. It has a nick to the tip of one tang, but
is otherwise pretty much intact as it was made. Not a bad piece at all, for the price.
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
TDIFW414 A very thin semi-translucent obsidian Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead which is Found during the 1940's through 30.00
very well flaked on both faces with the exception of a 10% diagonal flat section 1960's by the Spradling family in  
in the center of side B. It has a lateral shear to one side of the base (right side in Northern Nevada
photo 2) but is otherwise pretty much intact as it was anciently made
Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Corner Notched Provenance: Price
TDIFW415 A fully translucent, slightly opalescent obsidian Rose Springs Corner Notched Arrowhead. Found during the 1940's through 40.00
(And to earn the label "fully translucent" from me, you must be able to read the letters on a 1960's by the Spradling family in  
newspaper THROUGH the artifact itself) It's VERY thoroughly and intricately flaked on both Northern Nevada
faces by a VERY advanced (if not bored) knapper. Sadly, this gorgeous piece of artwork is
not without it's flaws, it has a substantial nick to one corner of the base and the tip of one tang
is totally gone. Still a great study piece made from a very rare form of obsidian.
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Adolescent's Gatecliff Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW417 A very unusual (in form) semi-translucent obsidian Adolescent's Gatecliff Knife Form which Found during the 1940's through 50.00
is thoroughly and intricately flaked on both faces by a very advanced knapper. I want to call 1960's by the Spradling family in  
this one a "Father's Gift", for two reasons. Obviously from the "straight edge" caused from Northern Nevada
ancient re-sharpenings, this was a knife, and from the size, it could only have been a knife
made for an adolescent's use, and from the advanced flaking style this piece exhibits, it was
obviously created by a very experienced knapper... think about it! What a GREAT gift!
Era: Middle to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW418 A fairly slender, nicely formed semi-translucent rare green obsidian Humboldt Found during the 1940's through 55.00
Constricted Base Dart Point which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an upper- 1960's by the Spradling family in  
intermediate knapper. It has a short ancient lateral shear from the tip traveling Northern Nevada
downwards (left side in photo 2) and a more modern nick to the surface above one
auricle. Still a nice VERY ancient piece in a rare form of obsidian.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Triangular Dart Point Provenance: Price
TDIFW419 A fairly small (for type) and slender opaque black obsidian Humboldt Triangular Dart Found during the 1940's through 40.00
Point which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an intermediate knapper. It has NO 1960's by the Spradling family in  
damage, although the edges are a bit ragged in places where the inexperienced knapper Northern Nevada
didn't have a grasp on "controlled" pressure flaking techniques. (Betcha' if they had
refrigerators in those days, the knapper's mother would have displayed this knapper's
points as "Tommy, age 10"... and this one would have been "Tommy age 16")
Era: Mid to Late Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW420 A quite slender opaque black obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Knife/Saw Blade which Found during the 1940's through 35.00
is thoroughly flaked on both faces by a (barely) intermediate knapper. It shows worn down 1960's by the Spradling family in  
serrated edges, which is typical for a saw blade. The very tip was anciently nicked off, but Northern Nevada
other than that, this one is "all there" as it was anciently made and certainly well used.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW421 A very thick and sturdy opaque black obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Saw Blade/Dart Found during the 1940's through 120.00
Point which is throughly flaked on both faces by a barely intermediate knapper. The tips of 1960's by the Spradling family in 70.00
both auricles appear to have ancient nicking, but the rest of this most ancient artifact is intact. Northern Nevada
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW422 A light gray chert Humboldt Constricted Base Dart Point, made from a material Found during the 1940's through 30.00
which is unusual for Humboldts. It's fairly well flaked on both faces by a novice 1960's by the Spradling family in  
knapper and the only damage I see is a lateral shear to one edge at the very Northern Nevada
bottom, which starts from one auricle. (right auricle in photo 6)
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW423 A black basalt Humboldt Constricted Base Dart Point which most likely started Found during the 1940's through 20.00
out as a much larger Knife blade, but which was converted to a dart point once 1960's by the Spradling family in  
the blade was re-sharpened down to a point where it could no longer function as Northern Nevada
a knife. The entire base and it's auricles seem to have been lost in ancient times.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Northern Side Notched Provenance: Price
TDIFW424 A fairly thin, almost flat medium sized obsidian Northern Side Notched Arrowhead of the Fox-ear Found during the 1940's through 30.00
variety which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. The tip has ancient 1960's by the Spradling family in  
nicking and the base is very asymmetrical probably caused by ancient damage which was then Northern Nevada
re-worked by the knapper. The tip of one barb is also nicked, which dislodged a traveling flake
from it's face, traveling just above the notch. (left notch in photo 2) This nick also left a lateral flat
section along the top edge of the notch itself. Still an interesting piece which displays well.
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old
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Item: Type: Coquille Narrowneck Provenance: Price
TDIFW425 An ultra-thin brown with black speckles obsidian Coquille Narrowneck Arrowhead which is Found during the 1940's through 30.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. Sadly, this one has ancient nicks to all of 1960's by the Spradling family in  
it's appendages, both tangs, one of which is essentially gone, the tip of the basal stem and the point's Northern Nevada
tip as well. This type of obsidian is rare, though, so it's priced accordingly, taking in all factors.
Era: Transitional Phase - 400 to 2,200 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Split Stem Provenance: Price
TDIFW426 A very sturdy and fairly well formed black chert Elko Split-stem Arrowhead which Found during the 1940's through 50.00
is well flaked on both faces by an upper-intermediate knapper and which has fairly 1960's by the Spradling family in  
intricate edge serrations. It shows slight ancient nicking to the tip of one tang as Northern Nevada
well as to the same side's auricle. (left side in photo 2) Still a nice collectible piece.
Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Triangular Dart Point Provenance: Price
TDIFW431 An extremely small (for type) black obsidian Humboldt Triangular Dart point which is Found during the 1940's through 25.00
well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper, although the flaking patterns are 1960's by the Spradling family in  
quite subdued from weathering to it's surfaces. This one appears to be "all there" as it Northern Nevada
was anciently made and used, and it's just a darn cute and most ancient little point.
Era: Mid to Late Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW434 A nice semi-translucent, opalescent obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Dart Point which is Found during the 1940's through 85.00
well flaked on both faces in very intricate patterns but with steps on both faces and a diagonal 1960's by the Spradling family in 55.00
dig on side B at the horizontal centerline caused by a flake's termination point. (best displayed Northern Nevada
in the center of photo 6) There is very slight ancient nicking to one auricle (top auricle in photo
7) and the entire piece has a slightly curved form from the shape of the original host material.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Stemmed Provenance: Price
TDIFW435 A very attractive, ultra-thin mottled gray chert Rose Springs Stemmed Found during the 1940's through 35.00
Arrowhead which is well flaked on both faces and which shows slight 1960's by the Spradling family in  
nicking to the tip. The end of the stem was anciently sheared off. Northern Nevada
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Gatecliff Provenance: Price
TDIFW436 A fairly beefy reddish-brown chert Gatecliff Dart point which is thoroughly flaked on Found during the 1940's through 150.00
both faces by an advanced knapper. This impressive point appears to be "all there" 1960's by the Spradling family in 110.00
as it was anciently made and used with some shallow edge serration patterns. Northern Nevada
Era: Middle to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Corner Notched Provenance: Price
TDIFW438 A fairly thin off-white and tan chert Rose Springs Corner Notched Arrowhead which is Found during the 1940's through 25.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by an intermediate knapper, but which is missing it's tip 1960's by the Spradling family in  
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Northern Nevada
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Item: Type: Pinto Basin Provenance: Price
TDIFW439 A pretty meaty brown jasper Pinto Basin Knife form which was originally created on a large Found during the 1940's through 20.00
flake and which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper with the exception 1960's by the Spradling family in  
of a 10% diagonal flat section on side B below the tip, left over from the flake's original form. Northern Nevada
(right side in photo 6) The barbs are a bit nicked-up and the base shows the most damage with
one auricle misting and the other remaining auricle showing a lateral nick. Priced accordingly.
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,650 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Gatecliff Knife Blade Provenance: Price
TDIFW440 A very sturdy and most attractive mottled blue, off-white and tan chert Gatecliff Knife Blade which Found during the 1940's through 300.00
was made on a large flake and which retains 20% of the original flake's concave/flat surface offset 1960's by the Spradling family in 195.00
to left of center, above the horizontal centerline on side B. Other than that, it's thoroughly flaked on Northern Nevada
both faces, mostly by percussion flaking in it's centers with good, intricate secondary pressure
flaking patterns around it's cutting edges. This one has seen MANY ancient re-sharpenings, so it
was a well used tool over many many moons. The basal area show chipping damage, but this is
still one great and colorful Knife made from a material which is unique to Nevada.
Era: Middle to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Mayacmas Corner Notched Knife Blade Provenance: Price
TDIFW441 A fairly thin (for it's size) mottled blue-gray and tan chert Mayacmas Corner Notched Found during the 1940's through 200.00
Hafted Knife Blade which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by a very experienced 1960's by the Spradling family in 125.00
knapper. The tip was anciently lost and it has irregularities to the basal area, presumably Northern Nevada
from ancient damage which was then "re-touched" with pressure flaking by the knapper.
(Don't ask me why, it doesn't make any sense to "touch-up" an area which was hidden
by it's hafting to a handle, but unfortunately the original owner isn't around to ask) This
one also shows signs of MANY ancient re-sharpenings over many years of use.
Era: Mid to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 4,500 years old
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Item: Type: Mayacmas Corner Notched Knife Blade Provenance: Price
TDIFW442 An unusual light gray and tan flint Mayacmas Corner Notched Hafted Knife Found during the 1940's through 165.00
Blade which was made on a thin flint nodule and which retains the original host 1960's by the Spradling family in 120.00
stone's flat outer cortex layers in the center of both faces. It has secondary Northern Nevada
pressure flaking isolated to it's outer edges all the way around, and other than
normal usage wear marks, this one appears to be "all there".
Era: Mid to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 4,500 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Wahmuza Knife Blade Provenance: Price
TDIFW443 Now here's a real beauty which has a LOT of character. It's a black chert Found during the 1940's through 150.00
Wahmuza Knife Blade having semi-translucent white agate sections around the 1960's by the Spradling family in 110.00
tip and most interesting translucent orange agate bands at it's base. It's very well Northern Nevada
and thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper and appears to
have NO damage at all. Just a REALLY sweet and choice piece!
Era: Developmental to Early Historic Phase - 500 to 1500 years old
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Item: Type: Archaic Triangular Preform Provenance: Price
TDIFW444 A fairly thin white chert Archaic Triangular Preform which was used as a Knife Blade Found during the 1940's through 100.00
during the interim. It's well flaked on both faces, although the flaking patterns are 1960's by the Spradling family in 85.00
cursory and rustic, as is typical with pre-forms. It has secondary pressure flaking Northern Nevada
patterns to it's edges, proving that it was employed as a Knife blade during the interim.
Not a half-bad piece undergoing a transitional phase in it's life as an ancient tool.
Era: Mid to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 4,500 years old
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Item: Type: Gatecliff Split-stem Provenance: Price
TDIFW446 A fairly attractive mottled blue flint Gatecliff Split-stem Dart Point which is fairly thin and well Found during the 1940's through 65.00
flaked on both faces, although not in any particularly striking pattern, by an intermediate 1960's by the Spradling family in  
knapper. It has a lateral slice to the tip, but everything else seems to be "all there" as it was Northern Nevada
made. The color of the host material is the best feature of this ancient artifact.
Era: Middle to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Provenance: Price
TDIFW447 A nice semi-translucent smoky gray obsidian Cascade Dart Point which is thoroughly Found during the 1940's through 150.00
and intricately flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. It has a small clip from 1960's by the Spradling family in 95.00
the very tip of the base and usage wear marks to it's edges from being employed as a Northern Nevada
knife blade, but is otherwise "all there" as it was anciently made and used.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old

 

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