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This page features Ancient Indian arrowheads and artifacts from the Archaic time era which are between 3,000 to 10,000 years old!

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Item: Type: Graham Cave Provenance: Price
BEAR1 A fairly nice and well worked light gray chert Graham Cave Dart point which is well flaked on Recovered from Missouri (NFI) 65.00
both faces and shows signs of basal percussion fluting on both sides. One auricle is asymmetrical,
but this appears to be the way it was anciently made, or re-formed in ancient times.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 9,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Concave Base Provenance: Price
BEAR2 An ultra-rare quartz crystal Humboldt Concave Base Dart point which is thoroughly and intricately Recovered from Twin Falls   SOLD
flaked on both faces by a very advanced knapper. It has slight chipping to the edge of the basal in Gooding Co., S. ID 6/6
cavity and sadly has a nicked tip. Still, quartz crystal artifacts are extremely rare and desirable
Era: Archaic Period - 1,000 to 3,000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
BEAR3 A very well made semi-translucent, opalescent obsidian "Hump-backed" Cascade Knife Found by Carrol Howe 250.00
blade which was made on a flake and which retains substantial curvature from the original on Nightfire Island
flakes form. Flaking patterns are very thorough on both faces, but are truly exceptional in Siskiyou Co., CA
and intricate on side B, created by a very advanced and conscientious knapper
Era: Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Stemmed Archaic Knife Provenance: Price
BEAR4 A fairly long light tan-gray chert Archaic Knife blade which is co-eval with the Sedalia types found Recovered from 275.00
in the same area. It's fairly sturdy and well flaked on both faces and although it has very slight usage NW Missouri
wear/nicks, it's essentially "all there" as it was anciently made and used. Not a bad piece at all
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Sedalia Provenance: Price
BEAR5 A most attractive pink-beige, off-white and gray burlington chert Sedalia Knife Recovered from 200.00
blade. It's crudely flaked on both faces and has a nick to one corner of the base Missouri (NFI)
as well as to the tip. (both pictured above) Still not a bad piece for the money
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old Davis COA
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Item: Type: Sedalia Provenance: Price
BEAR6 A fairly sturdy off white with a bluish tint burlington chert Sedalia Knife form. It's Missouri/Illinois type (NFI) 120.00
somewhat slender for the type and is thoroughly flaked on both faces, although not
in any particularly impressive pattern. The base is somewhat irregular and rough.
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old Jackson COA
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Item: Type: Nebo Hill Provenance: Price
BEAR7 A long and slender tan and off-white chert Nebo Hill Knife form which is quite Recovered from Kentucky (NFI) 150.00
sturdy and thoroughly flaked on both faces, although not in any particularly
impressive pattern. Quite a work-horse of a blade.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 6,000 to 7,500 years old Jackson COA
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Item: Type: Sedalia Provenance: Price
BEAR8 A very slender, somewhat under-sized (for type) lavender, pink and off-white heat treated Recovered from 65.00
burlington chert Sedalia Knife blade. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces, although not in the Ozarks in Missouri
any particularly impressive pattern and it has an unfortunate, slight ancient nick to the tip
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old Davis COA
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Item: Type: Sedalia Provenance: Price
BEAR9 A fairly broad off-white and light blue-gray chert Sedalia Knife Blade which is well Found near Sedalia in 175.00
  flaked on both faces, although not in any particularly impressive pattern and it has an Pettis County, Missouri  
flaked on both faces, although not in any particularly impressive pattern and it has an
unfortunate, very slight ancient nick to the tip as well as to one corner of the base. It has
good basal grinding, which would put this piece in the earlier date range for this type
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Sedalia Provenance: Price
BEAR10 A very fascinating blue-gray chert Sedalia Dart point/Knife blade which has very good and thorough Recovered from 300.00
transverse flaking patterns on side A. Side B's flaking patterns are much more crude and appear to have the Ozarks in Missouri
been "rushed". It has an impact fracture from the tip on side B which would indicate that it was used as a
Dart point and most likely doubled as a Knife blade as well. This one is highly unusual from the standpoint
that pretty near all Sedalia's were made from lighter colored, mostly white, burlington chert, but this one
goes against the norm, having been made from what I consider to be a much more attractive host material.
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old Davis COA
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Item: Type: Sedalia Provenance: Price
BEAR11 A fairly large (for type) off-white and beige burlington chert Sedalia Knife Blade. Found near Sedalia 185.00
This one is thoroughly flaked on both faces, although not in any particularly in Pettis County, Missouri
impressive pattern. It has a very slight ancient nick to the tip as well as to one
corner of the base and it also has a slight semi-circular dig to one edge near the
tip. (Right side in photo 1) Still a respectable artifact in it's own right
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Sedalia Provenance: Price
BEAR12 A fairly large (for type) and attractive very light blue-gray and tan chert Sedalia Found near Sedalia 300.00
Knife Blade which is well flaked on both faces. It has a very slight ancient nick in Pettis County, Missouri
to the tip, but is otherwise "all there" with the minor exception of 2 usage wear
marks along the left edge in photo 1. It also has a slight semi-circular "dig mark"
to the same edge, closer to the tip where crystal inclusions weathered away. (It
still has small crystals showing inside of this area) Still quite an attractive artifact
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Sedalia Provenance: Price
BEAR13 A fairly large (for type) off-white, with a slight bluish tint burlington chert Sedalia Knife Found near Sedalia 300.00
blade which is thoroughly flaked on both faces and having a couple of slight ancient in Pettis County, Missouri
usage wear marks to one cutting edge at the horizontal centerline of this blade.
A superior example of this desirable type
Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old

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Item: Type: Alachua Provenance: Price
RPAR126 A quite attractive mottled light gray and white flint Alachua dart point which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an Recovered from Alabama (NFI) 45.00
experienced knapper. This one shows traces of ancient damage to it's barbs and it also shows obvious re-working
which reduced it's original size, but any damaged areas were anciently re-worked so they're no longer obvious.
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 4,000 to 5,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Decatur Provenance: Price
RPAR127 A very nice sized mottled tan, off-white and orange chert "Snapped base" Decatur Hafted Knife Blade/Dart Point Recovered from Morgan County, Alabama 150.00
which is fairly thin and well flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. I can't really comment about the
"snapped base"... sometimes this was intentional in ancient times, and sometimes not. The only major flaw this one
has is a moderate knick to one edge near the basal hafting area. (left side in photo 2) Overall, not a bad piece.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Piedmont Provenance: Price
RPAR128 A mottled medium blue-gray chert Piedmont Dart point which is fairly well flaked on both Recovered from New York (NFI) 50.00
faces in a random pattern by a novice knapper. It's slightly on the crude side with an oval
shaped depression on side B, just above the horizontal centerline (left side in photo 4) but
is otherwise "all there" as it was anciently made and used.
Era: Archaic Period - 4,000 to 6,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Cobbs Knife Provenance: Price
RPAR129 An outstanding off-white chalcedony Cobbs Knife blade which very well might be a Recovered from the Arkansas River 95.00
pre-form used as a knife in the interim. It's fairly well flaked on both faces, although below Kerr Dam in Oklahoma
not in any particularly impressive pattern, which leads me to believe that it was left in
it's preform stage. At any rate, it's "all there" as it was anciently made and used.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Turin Provenance: Price
RPAR130 A semi-translucent chalcedony Turin Arrowhead which show traits of HEAVY river polish. The Recovered from Louisiana (NFI) 50.00
form is good, but the flaking patterns are greatly subdued (non-existent) from the river polish.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 7,500 to 8,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Dalton Provenance: Price
RPAR131 A most attractive, glossy tan flint Dalton Dart point which is exceptionally well made with thorough flaking patterns on both faces Recovered from 120.00
in the old "Paleo style". It has good basal grinding and appears to have been anciently worked-down from a larger sample. It's SE Oklahoma (NFI)
only flaw is a substantial "flat spot" on one edge at the horizontal centerline. (photos 3, 6 and 7) This was most likely the result of
a left-over (un-worked) section during an ancient re-sharpening phase. Don't ask me why, it would have been a simple matter to
"touch-up" this section with pressure flaking, but I'm not the one who created and used this beauty, so who knows?
Era: Early Archaic Period - 9,200 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Calf Creek Provenance: Price
RPAR132 A very attractive light orange and tan chert Calf Creek Dart point which displays an interesting Recovered from the Canadian River 125.00
combination of flaking techniques. It retains the original first stage percussion flaking patterns in it's center east of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
on both faces, with an abundance of secondary pressure flaking patterns all around it's edges and a
pressure flaked "flute" on one side from the base. The opposite side (side A, photo 2) displays what I
term "cleavage flaking" where the bottom of the base starts thin, and gradually gains thickness as it angles
upwards to effect a nice, wedge-like binding to an atlatl shaft. It has a nick to one barb (photos 6 & 7)
but is otherwise "all there" as it was anciently made and used. Quite an attractive, ancient piece.
Era: Early to Mid-Archaic Period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Uvalde Provenance: Price
RPAR133 Oooo... now this one's NICE! A nice (I know, I already said that) medium-sized, medium Recovered from 200.00
brown flint Uvalde Dart point which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced Uvalde Co., TX (NFI)
knapper. It has good basal grinding, which puts it at an earlier era for the broad age-range for
this type and it also displays traits of the beginning of right hand beveling. A worthy piece.
Era: Middle Archaic to Woodland Phase - 1,500 to 6,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Holland Provenance: Price
RPAR134 A nice, glossy and quite thin light blue-gray flint Holland Dart point which was expertly made in Recovered from 75.00
the old "Paleo Style". It has thorough, flaking patterns on both faces starting from the edges to the Haskel County, OK
vertical centerline. It has good basal grinding and multiple pressure flaked flutes from it's base.
Quite an interesting piece, which unfortunately has a substantial nick to one corner of the base.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 7,500 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Dalton Provenance: Price
RPAR135 A fairly lengthy (for type) mottled gray and off-white chert Dalton Dart point which is well flaked on Recovered from 125.00
both faces to a median ridge. It has good basal grinding and an unfortunate "shear" to the tip of one Eufaula Lake, Oklahoma
basal tang. Still quite a "meaty" piece, which was most likely used as a hafted knife blade.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 9,200 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Brier Creek Provenance: Price
RPAR121 A fairly long, very thick and robust blue-black flint Brier Creek hafted Knife blade Recovered from South Carolina (NFI) 275.00
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces in a random pattern by an experienced
ancient knapper. This one is illustrated in Greg Perino's book "Selected Preforms,
Points and Knives of the North American Indians" Vol. 1 - pg. 48. This work-horse
of a blade is essentially "all there" as it was anciently made and used and has good
basal grinding all around the stem's edges. Quite an attractive piece, actually.
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 3,500 to 4,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Smith Provenance: Price
RPAR122 A fairly broad blue flint Smith Corner-notched Arrowhead which is well flaked Found by Greg Perino in 40.00
on both faces by an upper-intermediate knapper. One barb is "clipped" from Choctaw County, OK
ancient damage as is the corner of the basal stem on the same side. (left side in
photo 4) Still a desirable item for the age alone.
Era: Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 4,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Chisel-tip Dawson Provenance: Price
RPAR123 A slender, fairly thick burgundy crystalline rose quartz Dawson dart point having a Recovered from 24.00
"chisel tip". The flaking patterns are quite crude, owing to the difficulty of working this Write Patman Lake, TX
type of host material. It retains the outer cortex of the host stone on an angled, flat base.
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 4,000 to 7,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Chisel-tip Dawson Provenance: Price
RPAR124 A burgundy, tan and gray chert Chisel-tip Dawson Arrowhead which is well Recovered from 30.00
flaked on both faces but in a somewhat crude fashion. An interesting, rustic Write Patman Lake, TX
sample of this type of Arrowhead.
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 4,000 to 7,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Chisel-tip Dawson Provenance: Price
RPAR125 An attractive mottled pink and red crystalline chert/quartzite Chisel-tip Dawson Recovered from 40.00
Arrowhead which is well flaked on both faces but in a somewhat rustic fashion. Write Patman Lake, TX
It has an unusually elongated stem which is ground all the way around, in the
fashion of the earliest artifact manufacturing period.
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 4,000 to 7,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Hidden Valley Provenance: Price
RPAR79 A HUGE, VERY LONG off-white and very light blue-gray chert Hidden Valley Recovered from the 1500.00
Knife form which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. Sangamon River, IL
This piece is just AWESOME, so I'll let the photos do the talking for me
Era: Archaic - 7,000 to 8,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Go-Kart Knife Blade Provenance: Price
RPAR80 Now this one's pretty sexy, I like it's form. A very light blue and tan chert Go-Kart Knife form which Recovered from 500.00
is only roughly flaked on it's surfaces, it seems that the ancient knapper paid more attention to it's Pacific, MO
form than to it's surface flaking patterns, and it's understandable, since this one was intended to be a
heavy-duty knife blade, not a beauty contest contestant. It has a slight, non-ancient nick to the edge
above the horizontal centerline (photo 5) but is otherwise "all there". Illustrated in Greg Perino's
"Selected Preforms, Points and Knives of the North American Indians", Book #2, page 88
Era: Late Archaic to Titterington Phase- 4,100 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Etley Knife Provenance: Price
RPAR81 A very thick, rustic and crudely made off-white, tan and light blue chert Etley Knife Blade. Recovered from 150.00
Created by an in-experienced knapper, it appears to be a "tool of necessity" and most likely Central Arkansas
served it's purpose well as a cutting blade. Quite a crude example of this normally refined type
Era: Late Archaic - 2,500 to 4,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Thebes Provenance: Price
RPAR82 A VERY broad and large (for type) light blue-gray and tan chert Thebes Knife Form. This one is thoroughly Recovered from 600.00
flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper, and, judging from the base-to-length ration, was probably almost St. Clair Co., IL
twice as long when it was first created, having been shortened through use and multiple ancient re-sharpenings.
Typical of anciently used items, this one displays the normal usage wear, especially to one barb which is no longer
there. It has a noticeable diagonal step on the opposite barb, from ancient re-work. (left barb in photo 4) Quite an
impressive and attractive ancient artifact, worthy of "center-piece status" in any mid-west collection.
Era: Early Archaic - 8,000 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Kirk Corner Notched Provenance: Price
RPAR83 A medium sized (for type) light green chert Kirk Corner Notched blade/dart form which Recovered from 500.00
is fairly well flaked on both faces, although it retains two broader areas on side A from Limestone Co., AL
the original percussion flaking stage. This one's a little bit puzzling, because it has fairly
minute secondary pressure flaking patterns to it's edges, but overall, it appears to have
been created by an intermediate knapper. Still a rare and desirable type.
Era: Early to Middle Archaic - 6,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Dalton Provenance: Price
RPAR84 A fairly thin and large (for type) tan chert Dalton Knife Blade form which is well Found by Greg Perino 200.00
flaked on both faces by an intermediate knapper. It has the slight, normal usage at Keystone Lake,
wear to it's edges, with some secondary pressure flaking patterns to re-sharpen in NE Oklahoma
the edge work. It has a serious lateral flat to one edge, just above the horizontal
center-line (photos 7 & 9) and the tips of both auricles were "restored" by Greg
Perino. The restored tips appear as yellowish-brown sections in the photographs
Era: Early Archaic - 9,200 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Simonsen (Long Creek) Provenance: Price
RPAR85 A medium sized off-white burlington chert Simonsen Dart point having a single light gray Recovered from 250.00
diagonal band at it's horizontal centerline. It's flaking patterns are thorough on both faces Central Illinois
in an oblique transverse pattern by an intermediate knapper. This piece is well weathered
from exposure to the elements for thousands of years, but shows no modern damage.
Era: Archaic - 4,600 to 6,800 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: San Patrice Provenance: Price
RPAR86 A fairly small (for type) light brown jasper San Patrice dart point which is well flaked Recovered from Louisiana (NFI) 125.00
on both faces and appears to have been anciently re-worked at least on a few
different occasions. The surfaces show slight polishing from weathering in the ground.
Era: Early Archaic - 8,000 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Hardin Blade Provenance: Price
RPAR88 A very meaty, somewhat large (for type) cream colored chert Hardin Knife form which must have been a real Recovered from 150.00
beauty in it's time. It's well flaked on both faces by a very advanced knapper and shows traits of many ancient Calloway Co., MO
resharpenings which caused the blade to become asymmetrical. Sadly it has major ancient damage to one edge of
the stem as well as to the corresponding barb. I would definitely recommend this one for a professional restoration
Era: Early Archaic - 6,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Neuberger Provenance: Price
RPAR89 A fairly thin off-white chert Neuberger Arrowhead which is well flaked on both Recovered from 85.00
faces, although not in any particularly impressive pattern. It has nice minute edge Logan Co., IL
serrations and from it's slightly asymmetrical form, it was most likely used as a
saw blade for more delicate material, such as bird bone tubes and whistles.
Era: Archaic - 6,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Gary Provenance: Price
RPAR90 A fairly attractive semi-translucent white and gray novaculite Gary Dart point which is Recovered from 40.00
well flaked on both faces by a determined knapper working with a most difficult to SW Arkansas
knap material. It has a substantial multi-layer stack on side A, just above the hafting
line, off-set to the right side (photo 2) and side B also has a single-ledge stack above
the hafting area, off-set to the left. (photo 4) Still not a bad looking piece for the price.
Era: Late Archaic to Early Woodland - 1,000 to 3,200 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: La Jita Provenance: Price
RPAR91 A fairly thin horizontally marble-banded Edwards plateau chert La Jita dart Recovered from 85.00
point/knife blade. It's well flaked on both faces, mostly by percussion flaking Bandera Co., TX
and despite it's somewhat rough form, is essentially "all there"
Era: Middle Archaic - 4,000 to 7,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: La Jita Provenance: Price
RPAR92 A fairly sturdy light gray Edwards plateau chert La Jita dart point/knife form which is well Recovered from 110.00
flaked on both faces, roughly to an undefined median ridge. It has an ancient nick to the Bandera Co., TX
tip, but is otherwise "all there" (in all of it's crudeness) as it was anciently made and used.
Era: Middle Archaic - 4,000 to 7,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Dove Tail Provenance: Price
RPAR93 A very sturdy and quite attractive mottled green-gray chert Dove Tail Knife form/Dart point which is Recovered from 600.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper with special attention given to the secondary St. Clair Co., IL
pressure flaking around all of it's edges. It shows good basal edge grinding and has only a single, slight
usage nick to one cutting edge near the tip. (right side in photo 2) Not a bad specimen of this highly
collectible type. It was pictured in the "Prehistoric Art" publication of 1940 on page 49, so it's "famous".
Era: Early Archaic - 8,000 to 9,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Dalton Provenance: Price
RPAR94 A medium gray quartzite Dalton dart point which is well flaked on both faces by an advanced Recovered from 85.00
knapper, working with an impossible to flake material. It has good basal grinding and is quite SW Arkansas
an interesting item for it's rustic appearance alone. This one appears to be a transitional type, as
it retains more paleo era traits than is commonly seen with Dalton points of the Archaic period.
Era: Early Archaic - 9,200 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Kirk Stemmed Provenance: Price
RPAR95 A fairly large gray chert Kirk Stemmed Knife form which is well flaked on both Recovered from 250.00
faces in somewhat of a haphazard fashion. It has slight usage wear marks all SW Arkansas
around, but is mostly "all there" as it was anciently used
Era: Archaic - 6,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino
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Item: Type: Dawson Provenance: Price
RPAR96 A mottled tan and brown flint Dawson Arrowhead which is well flaked on both Recovered from 30.00
faces by a novice knapper. It's neatest feature is the lighter colored stem which Hugo Lake, OK
starts with a diagonally banded area below the hafting section
Era: Archaic - 4,000 to 7,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Alachua Provenance: Price
RPAR97 A white chert Alachua Arrowhead which is well flaked on both faces by an experienced Recovered from Alabama 30.00
knapper. It shows substantial surface polishing as well as polished wear to all of it's edges, and
this has me puzzled. Normally such thorough polish only occurs with artifacts deposited and
washed in a river for an extended period of time, but the surfaces don't show the normal river
residue which occurs with this phenomenon, and rather retain a very bright white surface. How
this one managed it, I haven't a clue. Suffice it to say that it IS heavily river polished
Era: Middle Archaic - 4,000 to 5,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Dickson Provenance: Price
RPAR98 A very choice and very thin multi-colored, cream colored, white, pink with slight, thin blue- Recovered from the Tomahall Site 600.00
gray bands Kay county Flint Dickson dart point. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces by an in Haskell Co., OK
accomplished knapper, and is just a real beauty. I have to confess that had I not been given
the detailed provenance, I would have been tempted to classify this one as Flint Ridge Flint,
it's every bit as beautiful and in just superb condition. Quite an exceptional point Ex: Billy McLemore
Era: Late Archaic to Woodland - 1,600 to 2,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Kirk Stemmed Provenance: Price
RPAR100 A bit of a "stubby" (for type) black basalt Kirk Stemmed Dart point/saw. It's fairly well Found by Greg Perino 30.00
worked on both faces, although the flaking patterns are somewhat subdued, owing to the in McCurtain Co., OK
nature of the host material. It has basal grinding and minute edge serrations which make
me believe that it was used as a mini saw blade in addition to being a functional dart point
Era: Archaic - 6,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Dalton Star Creek Provenance: Price
RPAR101 OK, well, the "master" typed this one as a Dalton Star Creek point, although if it Found by Greg Perino 40.00
were up to me, I would have classified it as a San Patrice Hope Variety. A mottled in Haskell Co., OK
tan and brown chert dart point having a flat matte surface with basal grinding and
right hand beveling to opposing edges on each face. It has a slight lateral shear to
one edge at it's horizontal centerline. (left side in photo 2) An interesting point
Era: Early Archaic - 8,000 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Hemphill Provenance: Price
RPAR102 A very impressive, fairly large and sturdy white burlington chert Hemphill Knife form which Found by Greg Perino 250.00
is thoroughly flaked on both faces, basically to a median ridge, although the median ridge in Calloway Co., MO
appears only on side A, with side B being more flat, but still having the flaking patterns
leading to the vertical centerline. It has a few ledges on both faces and a thicker stack in the
center of side B, between the notches. (photos 7 & 8) From ancient resharpening, it's a bit
asymmetrical, especially along one edge at the tip (left side in photo 3) but good mineral
deposits prove that this was an ancient resharpening, and not modern damage.
Era: Middle to Late Archaic - 5,000 to 7,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Etley Provenance: Price
RPAR103 A fairly large off-white and light blue chert Etley Knife form which is well flaked on both faces, Recovered from 150.00
although in a somewhat hurried fashion without any particular attention to detail, although it Central Arkansas
does show "some" secondary pressure flaking to it's cutting edges. It's edges show quite a bit
of nicking, which wasn't a result of ancient usage. Quite an old work-horse of a blade.
Era: Late Archaic - 2,500 to 4,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Table Rock Pointed Stem Provenance: Price
RPAR104 Classified as a Table Rock pointed stem by the master, I would have called this one a Recovered from the Canadian River, 75.00
Langtry Pointed Stem dart point, it's an interesting blue-gray diagonally banded chert East of Holdenville, OK
Arrowhead which is well flaked on both faces by an "almost" intermediate knapper. It
has a couple of single-step ledges on side B, but is still a better than average artifact
Era: Middle Archaic to Woodland - 2,000 to 5,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Rice Lobbed Provenance: Price
RPAR105 A fairly thick, medium brown chert Rice Lobbed Knife/Saw blade which is well flaked Recovered from 40.00
on both faces, although not in any particularly impressive fashion. It has secondary Choctaw Co., OK
pressure flaking to it's edges giving it a good serrated working edge, necessary for use
as a saw blade. The very tip was anciently nicked off, but that held little consequence to
the user of this piece, since it was the edges which did most of the required work
Era: Early Archaic - 5,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Hardin Blade Provenance: Price
RPAR108 I give this one a "little Wow", simply because the tangs were restored. A fairly long and sturdy cream colored Found by Greg Perino 450.00
and mottled tan chert Hardin Blade, which is very large by any standard and displays good original symmetry. in SE Missouri (NFI)
It's thoroughly flaked on both faces mostly by percussion with good, detailed secondary pressure flaking to the
edges, which left shallow serrated patterns. These shallow serrations are more worn down along one edge (right
edge in photos 1 & 2) from it's use as a knife blade. The basal stem is ground all the way around and, sadly the
tips of both tangs were lost anciently, but replaced/repaired by the "master" and finder, Greg Perino. Still quite
an impressive artifact which would well top the $1000 price range had it not been damaged and restored
Era: Early Archaic - 6,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Dalton Provenance: Price
RPAR109 Something of a heart-breaker, a gorgeous mottled light blue and blue-gray chert Dalton Dart point which is well Recovered from the Coy Doan 175.00
flaked on both faces and which is showing the first stages of right hand beveling to both faces. It has good basal Farm in McCurtain Co., OK
grinding to the edges as well as to the bottom edge of it's auricle, as well as 2 pressure flutes on side A and a
single, broader pressure flute to side B. Sadly it has an obvious lateral shear from the tip extending down one edge
for about 1/4". The superior craftsmanship and beauty of the host material make this one an excellent candidate
for a professional restoration. (and for the size of the area needing restoration, the cost would be minimal)
Era: Early Archaic - 9,200 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Kessel Provenance: Price
RPAR110 A gorgeous and most unusual semi-translucent diagonally "tiger banded" novaculite Kessel Arrowhead Recovered from 350.00
which is thoroughly flaked on side A, by an experienced knapper, but which shows more cursory Hempstead Co., AR 4/4 ON-HOLD nm
flaking patterns to side B. The colors in this beauty are quite striking with a semi-translucent orange and
yellow base, clear and white sections along both edges with a black diagonally banded "Christmas
Tree" pattern in it's center. It has good basal grinding with a horizontal hafting stop on side B, just
where it should be, directly above the hafting line. (photo 4 & 7) A superior artifact in all respects.
Era: Early Archaic - 8,000 to 10,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Table Rock Pointed Stem / (Coahuila) Dagger Provenance: Price
RPAR111 A very attractive dark red and purplish-brown chert long stemmed Dagger Blade. Classified as being a Recovered from the Sulphur 125.00
Table Rock Pointed Stem type by "the Master", Greg Perino , I beg to differ, as I would have classified River in Lamar Co., TX
this one as a Coahuila point, myself. (I seldom go against "the Master's" opinion, especially with typing,
since he was typing artifacts while I was probably still courting my first girlfriend in kindergarten, but in
some instances, I just have to offer a second opinion, based on my own experience, and let the
collectors either decide for themselves, or seek a second opinion from another authenticator) At any
rate, the flaking patterns on this piece are highly unusual, and not "typical", with the signs of percussion
flaking patterns appearing in the centerline of both faces, and somewhat irregular secondary pressure
flaking patterns along all of it's edges. An interesting and most ancient piece
Era: Late Archaic to Woodland - 2,000 to 4,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Castroville Cache Provenance: Price
RPAR112 A VERY nice set of 4 very thin light gray chert Castroville points, found as a cache and each Recovered from the Tomahall Site 350.00
showing superior traits of an advanced knapper. This attractive set must have been hidden in Haskell Co., OK
right after manufacture, as they show no damage from any kind of use. Just a nice offering.
Era: Late Archaic to Woodland - 1,500 to 4,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Hardin Provenance: Price
RPAR119 YEOW!!! An absolutely GORGEOUS and HUGE black flint First Stage Hardin Knife Blade Found by Greg Perino in 4,200.00
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by a very advanced, near-master knapper. I'm just awe- Bayou Deview, Cross Co., AR
struck with this beauty, so I'm going to let the photos speak for me, but I have to say that this one is
a hands-down G10+ piece, having no damage at all. In addition to the thorough flaking patterns on
both faces, it has quite intricate secondary pressure flaking patterns to both faces on the left edge of
each side, which I find to be really strange, as if the experienced ancient knapper anticipated
beveled resharpening. One of the absolute best artifacts I've had the privilege of handling
Era: Early Archaic - 6,000 to 9,000 years old Ex: Greg Perino

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Item: Type: Turin Provenance: Price
RPAR120 A fair sized, broad off-white and tan chert Turin Knife blade which is well flaked on Recovered in 200.00
both faces with good, intricate secondary pressure flaking around all of it's edges. It South Dakota (NFI)
has light basal edge grinding and a nick to the very tip, as well as a lateral flat
section to the bottom edge of the basal stem. (photos 6 & 7) Not a half-bad piece
Era: Early Archaic - 7,500 to 8,500 years old Ex: Greg Perino

Item: Type: Lost Lake Provenance: Price
DIAR9 An absolutely breath-taking tan and light blue-gray diagonally banded Carter Cave flint Lost Recovered from 1,600.00
Lake Dart/Knife form which is quite thin, for the size and which is thoroughly flaked on both Meade County, Ohio
faces with somewhat shallow edge serrations. The basal edge is nicely ground and this has
got to be the very best example we've ever seen of this rare and desirable type Rogers COA
Era: Early Archaic Period - 6,000 to 9,000 years old Jackson COA
 

 

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