May 11 - 12 , 2012 Friday 6pm-9pm and Saturday 8am-5pm
Affiliation: Greater St. Louis Archaeological Society
The 2012 6th Annual Springfield Indian Artifact Show was well attended by collectors selling and displaying artifacts. For this years show we had about 150 tables and collectors from seven states.
On display at this year's show was the Bower Folsom which sold for $25,000 about a month ago. There regional local visitors who brought in artifacts they had found. One of the most interesting artifacts was a collection of over a thousand shell and glass beads that were found on a California orchard by the visitors father and family
The 2012 Springfield Indian Artifact Show award winners were as follows:
Best Of Show - Lonnie Hartline for his outstanding flint display
Best Personal Find - Mack Ashman for his 8-1/2" Sloan Dalton
Best Education - Dan Atkinson for his Ornaments and Pottery display
Award of Excellence - Ken Partain personal find for his Bannerstone
Award Of Excellence - Richard Whittle for his 6-1/2" Sloan Dalton
This video was taken of the artifact show displays by Michael Karr.