For Our "Green" World - The Post-Consumer Dalton Point! September 26, 2009 12:00:00 am In today\'s world we hear a lot and think a lot about recycling. We live in a "green" world which encourages the beneficial re-use of all types of materials. Sometimes we think this is a new concept. Yet, if we see with eyes that understand, we will note that people in all cultures have traditionally used and re-used important tools and other items which were difficult or expensive to replace just because the tool was no longer in ideal working condition.
How Do You Know the Age of a Stone Arrowhead? September 18, 2009 12:00:00 am When you find a stone arrowhead, or someone shows you an arrowhead, how can you tell how old it is? What initial evidence can you observe which helps you determine whether an arrowhead is ancient and authentic, or whether it is a recently made reproduction or copy? Here are several types of information which can help you begin to make an educated guess about the age of a stone arrowhead. This can help you decide whether you are looking at the real thing or a fake point.
What Are the "Aterian" Stone Age Tools of North Africa? August 09, 2009 12:00:00 am The "Aterian" stone tool technology and cultural group was originally thought to date to the period from 40,000 to 20,000 years before the present. However, more recent scientific technologies have been used to re-examine the stone tools and have pushed back the time horizon for this technology of stone tool making to a much older range: from 85,000 to 40,000 years of age.
What\'s a "Dovetail"? August 09, 2009 12:00:00 am The Archaic period knife form which is called a "Dovetail" is a very effective stone tool design, since it was used for many centuries, even millennia, throughout the Archaic period and across the central and eastern regions of the North American continent. This knife form was made fairly long and wide. It has a generally rounded shape base, sometimes more of a straight line, which includes notches cut into the sides of the blade at an angle starting at or just above the corner of the base.
A Word to the Wise When You Consider Buying Artifacts on the Internet Or in Person August 01, 2009 12:00:00 am Carefully consider claims of age, culture and authenticity which you will hear from people who are collectors and/or sellers of possibly ancient artifacts. Learn to use your head and to listen to your heart. Here is some useful information to guide your activities in purchasing and trading for arrowheads.
What is a Gunther Style Arrowhead? July 25, 2009 12:00:00 am For arrowhead collectors, the Gunther style point is a special treat. They are highly sought after by authentic arrowhead collectors all over North America. Found in Oregon and northern California, the Gunther point was a delicate but deadly hunting weapon, made with sharp barbs and often with wickedly serrated edges. Because of its special design, the Gunther style of arrowhead is also a favorite project for flint knapping artists.
What\'s a "Wintu" Arrowhead? July 23, 2009 12:00:00 am Many collectors of authentic arrowheads have a fairly good idea of what a Gunther style arrowhead is supposed to look like. And most have heard of a Wintu arrowhead. But few actually could tell you the difference between a Gunther and a Wintu. Thus our concept: What\'s A Wintu?