Missouri Arrowhead Insitu Discoveries
Enjoy these insitu shots of artifacts from Missouri I found. I don't get time to hunt much anymore. Most of these are from a topsoil excavation site in Greene County that is along the James River. It produced artifacts from Early Archaic to Mississippian period revealed after layers of topsoil were removed down to 42". Other insitu's are from other Missouri sites. I hopefully I will get back out and hunt and be able to add new finds.
This is a 3-1/4" Angostora made of Burlington flint. It was found while walking a field back n 2010. It is very well made with excellent flaking and symmetry. It has a left-hand bevel with a slight twist. This is one of my favorite types of early archaic projectile points. It dates back 4000 to 6000 years old.
This is a -5/8" Greenbrier Dalton made of Burlington flint. This was found after a torential rain in early 2011. I was glad too come across this knife it had been a long winter with frozen ground and poor hunting conditions. While it is short, it has steak-knife serration on both blade edges. It s on at least it's second or third re-sharpening. It dates back 5000 to 7000 years old.
This is a 3-1/2" Knuckolls Dalton made of a beautiful grey Reeds Spring flint. It was found after a 3" rain in a wash-out. This is my favorite point from this site it, has well defined serrations, with excellent flaking and symmetry. This was my first complete Dalton. It dates back 6000 to 8000 years old.
This is a 3-3/8" Breckinridge Dalton. I am not sure which type of flint it is made out of. It is a pinkish tand color and is a higher quality type. It was found on the last leg of a two hour hunt, I was ready to leave and then turned, I caught a glimpse of the blade edge. I slowly pulled it out of the ground and it ended up a complete Dalton. It has a left-hand bevel with a slight twist. It dates back 5000 to 7000 years old.
Graham Cave Side Notch
This is a 4" Graham Cave made of a white Burlington flint. It was found early one morning laying in a wash after a pretty good rain. I have only found a few Craham Caves as they are rare in these parts. It was verily exposed and mostly covered in mud. It is a thin well made example with excellent flaking and symmetry. It dates back 6000 to 8000 years old.
Graham Cave Side Notch
This is a 3" Graham Cave Side Notch made of Burlington flint. It was found in a plowed field after a good rain. It has a ground base and has had several re-sharpenings. It is very well made with excellent flaking and symmetry. It dates back 6000 to 8000 years old.
Rice Side Notch
This is a 2-3/4" Rice Side Notch made of Jefferson City Chert flint. I had found an area with a lot of fint debitage and started digging and flipped this over in about 3 shovel fulls. I kept digging for about an hour and a half and found 2 more Rice period points. I thought WOW this is going to be a a good dig site. I have been back about 6 times and over 6 hours of digging ended up finding two more broken pieces and a turtle back scraper. The Rice is very well made with a slight tip ding. It has a left-hand bevel with a slight twist. It dates back 4000 to 5000 years old.
This is a 3-3/4" Rice Lobed made of Jefferson City Chert flint. It was found by my friend Danny Tillman. We had almost exhuasted ourselves trying to move dirt on a site we hunt. The artifacts on this site are widely scattered and it takes several hours of digging to find anything. We decided to bring down a tractor with a soil aerator similar to a plow and work up the dirt. After we worked it up he saw the edge of the blade sticking out of the dirt. The Rice Lobed is very well made with a perfect tip. It has a steep left-hand bevel and nice serrations. It dates back 5000 to 7000 years old.
This is a 2-5/8" Serrated Dalton made of Reeds Spring flint. It was found by my friend Danny Tillman Springfield Mo. This was one I missed after a big rain I had hunted it that morning before work. Danny hunted after work and walked back over the site area I hunted between my footprints and came up with this nice heart breaker. The Dalton is very well made with super nice serrations. It has a tip impact fracture. It dates back 6000 to 8000 years old.
Found 01-24/2012 this is a 2-15/16" Afton made of Burlinton Chert. It was found on a site we hunt on a regular basis. We had exhausted hunting this area except for a low spot in the field that most of the year has been a shallow pond. With the drought it had dried and I decided to micro down and hunt it thoroughly. The tip of this afton just caught my eye. One of my favorite point types. It has excellent symmetry and is fairly thin. The Afton dates fron the Archaic period 3000 to 4000 years old.
Classic Afton G10
Found 03-27-2012 this is a G10 Afton that was laying out wide open. It's made of Missouri's State rock Mozarkite. The Afton is 2-1/4" long. It has classic Afton symmetry with sharp points on the blade edges and is very thin. Definitely one of my top 10 best finds. The Afton dates from the Archaic period 3000 to 4000 years old.
Kings Corner Notch
Found 05-26-2013 this is a Kings Corner Notch arrowhead. Found a pair of them in the same hole. It's made of a Burlington chert. The first Kings is 2" long and the second was heavily re-sharpened and 1-5/8" long. I did not upload a photo of the smaller one. the inset photo is the complete show of the first one. It has a needle tip. The Kings Corner Notched dates from the Archaic period 3000 to 4000 years old.
Found 01-17-2015 this is a Sequoyah bird point. It looks like it's had 1 - 2 resharpenenings, but was refined to a very symmetrical point with a need tip. It is translucent from top tip to base an incredible example. The Kings Corner Notched dates from the Middle - From the Late Woodland period 100 BC to 800 AD.