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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: Documented Site Specific Assorted Artifact Collection Provenance: Price
GBFW51 An absolutely SUPER collection of varied artifacts all recovered from a well-known and Recovered from the Ernst Ranch Site, A-5, along Coyote Creek 1,200.00
documented ancient site, by a well-known old-time artifact hunter. This nice little collection consists in the northern Santa Clara Valley, California by Phil Roehr
of a bone handle partial with incised geometric patterns, 3 archaic obsidian dart points, 3 slightly
damaged polished steatite ear spools, 3 bone awl tips, 1 damaged bone saw, 1 broken bone atlatl
spur and one bone gaming token. These were attributed to the Northern Valley Yokuts or Coastal
Miwok tribe and are pictured in the Diggers Digest, Vol. VI No. 3 by the Northwestern California
Archaeological society. (Click on the link under the Provenance column to view this article)
  Era: Late Horizon- 500 to 1,500 years old Diggers Digest Article
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Item: Type: Pair of Canalino Triangular Dart Points Provenance: Price
GBFW52 A nice pair of Canalino Triangular Dart Points, one in semi-translucent Recovered from the Wilson Flats on the Tule River in 150.00
obsidian and the larger specimen in a brown and white crystalline chert, Tulare County, California on July 30, 1931 by screening
having a most interesting provenance history.
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: RARE Stockton Curve Pendant Provenance: Price
GBFW53 Now I might be small, but you will never, ever see my equal in your lifetime, is what this piece is Recovered from central California SOLD
saying. An Ultra-Rare, and most likely unique Stockton Curve Pendant. (Authentic Stockton 3/11
Curve artifacts are extremely rare, and Stockton Curve Pendants, like this one, are pretty much
"unknown" and definitely not documented anywhere) Made from a black opaque obsidian, with
nicely serrated edgework, it's in absolutely perfect condition with thorough flaking patterns to both
faces, and showing no damage at all... a G10+ rarity. This is an ultra-rare Museum grade piece for
a Far Western Connoisseur collector, and, all factors considered, it's very reasonably priced.
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1200 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Humboldt Concave-Base Provenance: Price
GBFW54 A fairly sturdy, somewhat thick but well formed opaque obsidian Humboldt Found in the San Joaquin Valley 650.00
Concave-Base Dart point/Knife blade which is thoroughly flaked on both in central California
faces in a pleasing pattern by a very advanced, if not master knapper. The
very tips of its auricles are slightly asymmetrical, but it appears to be "all
there" as it was anciently made and used. Just a great ancient piece
  Era: Early to Mid-Archaic Period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Triangular Knife Blade Provenance: Price
GBFW55 A breath-taking, beautiful dark brown-gray agate/chert Triangular Knife Blade Recovered from the Quinn River Crossing area in Humboldt County, 850.00
which is Ultra-thin, extremely well-made and "all there" as it was anciently made Nevada by L.L. Valdivia (his 115th find at this particular site)
and used. Easily a G10+ point which deserves to be on our Gem Points page
  Era: Late Prehistoric Period - 500 to 1,500 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Stockton Provenance: Price
GBFW56 A very nice, opaque black obsidian Stockton Knife/Saw Form which has a highly unusual form Recovered from the Hotchkiss Mound site, 350.00
for this rare type. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces by a very advanced ancient knapper and CCO-138, in Contra Costa County, California 4/4 ON-HOLD kb
has very detailed serrated edgework. It's "all there" and is just an exceptional example from a
well-known and well-documented ancient site, which adds to it's value and collect-ability.
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1200 years old
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Item: Type: Canalino Triangular Provenance: Price
GBFW57 A fairly large (for type) very attractive opaque black obsidian Canalino Triangular Dart point Recovered from the Hotchkiss Mound site, 250.00
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. It has multiple pressure CCO-138, in Contra Costa County, California
flutes on side A which terminate at a nice hafting stop. (The creator of this jewel knew what he
was doing, and obviously put some forethought into its manufacture.) It is "all there" as it was
anciently made and used and is quite an exceptional example for this type. It comes from a
well-known and well-documented ancient site, which only adds to it's value and collect-ability
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Canalino Triangular Provenance: Price
GBFW58 A very attractive opaque black obsidian Canalino Triangular Dart point which is Recovered from the Hotchkiss Mound site, 140.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces to a median ridge-line by an experienced knapper. CCO-138, in Contra Costa County, California
It has slightly serrated edgework and is "all there" as it was anciently made and used
and is quite an exceptional example for this type. It comes from a well-known and
well-documented ancient site, which only adds to it's value and collect-ability
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Canalino Triangular Provenance: Price
GBFW59 A fairly large (for type) opaque black obsidian Canalino Triangular Dart point which is Recovered from the Hotchkiss Mound site, 175.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by an almost advanced knapper. This one is "all there" as it CCO-138, in Contra Costa County, California
was anciently made and used and is quite an exceptional example for this type. It comes from a
well-known and well-documented ancient site, which only adds to it's value and collect-ability
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Northern Side Notched Provenance: Price
RCFW294 A good sized, opaque black obsidian Northern Side Notched Knife form which From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 60.00
was made on a lesser quality host material. It has a vertical stack in the center of found in Oregon, most likely in Lake County
side B and a long vertical step in the center of side A. One edge (right side in
photo 4) shows usage wear and ancient nicking. Priced accordingly
  Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details
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Item: Type: Northern Side-Notched Provenance: Price
RCFW295 A very nice semi-translucent rare green obsidian Northern Side-notched arrowhead which From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 250.00
was made on a flake. Side A is thoroughly and intricately flaked by a near-Master knapper, found in Modoc County, California
while side B retains a 25% flat section just above the hafting line and left over from the original
flake's flat surface. Outside of this flat section on side B, the edges and basal areas are
thoroughly flaked. This beauty has a slight spider bite to the tip and the very tip of one barb
was nicked off in ancient times. (left side in photo 2, right side in photo 4) Still a near perfect
example of this highly desirable type, and in a most rare material. (Green obsidian)
  Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details
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Item: Type: Northern Side-Notched Provenance: Price
RCFW296 An absolutely GORGEOUS glossy opaque black obsidian Northern Side-Notched From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 500.00
Knife/Dart point which is thoroughly and intricately flaked on both faces by a Master found in Modoc County, California
knapper. Sadly it has a couple of nicks to the bottom edge of it's base, in the center of the
basal edge. If it weren't for this minor minor flaw, I would give this one a G10+ grade. As it
is, I'm confident that it would score at least a G9.5, just a superior and very collectible artifact
  Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details
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Item: Type: Big Valley Stemmed Provenance: Price
RCFW297 A fairly long (for type) semi-translucent obsidian Big Valley Stemmed Knife Blade From an older collection assembled in the 1890's, 165.00
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by a very advanced knapper. It shows found in Modoc County, California
slight usage wear marks to its edges and sadly has a "sheared" bottom edge to the
basal stem. It also has an ancient nick to the tip of one barb (left barb in photo 5,
also shown in both close-up photos of the basal stem)
  Era: Middle Archaic Period - 3,500 to 4,000 years old Original Collection Display and Information: RCCA1 Details
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Item: Type: Pinto Basin Provenance: Price
DFFW40 An interesting, small (for type) black and mahogany duo-flow obsidian Pinto Basin Dart point. From an older collection recovered 40.00
It's thoroughly flaked on both faces but has a diagonal "dig" which extends from the bottom of during the 1960's in near Burns, Oregon
the basal edge almost to the center of this dart point. This appears to be the remnants of a  
percussion flake left over from it's initial flaking phase. It has nicks of varying degree to all of
it's appendages, but it's still attractive due to the unusual host material it was made from
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,650 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Chilcotin Plateau Provenance: Price
DFFW41 A fairly large, thick and meaty black dacite Chilcotin Plateau Knife form which is well From an older collection recovered 250.00
flaked on both faces with a single vertical ledge along one edge on side B (left edge in during the 1960's in Burns, Oregon
photo 3) just below the blades mid-point. It shows substantial river or desert polish  
which subdues the flaking patterns slightly. Quite an impressive "work horse" of a blade.
Sadly it has modern alteration to the notches and base; priced accordingly
  Era: Early Archaic period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Paleo Haskett Provenance: Price
ELFW2 A breathtaking and quite rare black and mahogany duo-flow obsidian Paleo Haskett Recovered near Fort Rock 875.00
which displays many superior traits. The Paleo flaking patterns are simply exquisite and in the Fort Rock Desert in
thorough to both faces, obviously made by a most experienced knapper. Sadly, the base Lake County, Oregon
of this beauty was "snapped off" in ancient times. Still this is a very rare and collectible
item in a rare combination of host stone materials and displays the superior craftsmanship
unique to the earliest period of Native American habitation in "the new world"
  Era: Late Paleo Period - 8,000 to 12,000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Eastgate Split-stem Provenance: Price
FW68 An Ultra-thin blue-gray dacite Eastgate Split-stem Arrowhead. It's fairly well flaked on both faces Recovered from 50.00
with flat sections on side B and having a substantial (noticeable) ancient nick to one edge, near the Warner Valley, Oregon
tip. (left side in photo 2) Still a desirable piece for it's superior craftsmanship and delicate form.
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1,500 years old Ex: Gene Favell
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Item: Type: Eastgate Split-stem Provenance: Price
FW71 A very thin, almost fully translucent obsidian Eastgate Split-stem Arrowhead which is Recovered from 40.00
well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper, although the flaking patterns Warner Valley, Oregon
are quite subdued owing to it's HEAVILY river polished surfaces from what must
have been countless years of being submerged in a creek, stream or river.
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1,500 years old Ex: Gene Favell
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
FW72 A very nice and very thin opaque black obsidian Eastgate Arrowhead which is Recovered from 35.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by a near-master ancient knapper. It has an ancient Warner Valley, Oregon
diagonal clip to one corner of the basal stem (left side in photo 2) which "might" have
been just as it was made. Still quite an attractive and well made artifact
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1,500 years old Ex: Gene Favell
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Item: Type: Elko Provenance: Price
JCFW147 A nice, medium-sized fully translucent obsidian Elko dart point which was Recovered from 85.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by a determined intermediate knapper. Despite the Churchill Co., NV
knapper's best efforts, side A has a section below the horizontal centerline which
resisted flaking attempts, leaving multiple shallow "steps" on this face. The basal
edge is a bit ragged and asymmetrical from ancient damage. Priced accordingly
  Era: Late Archaic period - 1,200 to 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Wide-notched Provenance: Price
JCFW148 A very attractive and well-made blue-black dacite Elko Wide-notched Arrowhead Recovered from 120.00
which is well flaked on both faces to a median ridge. This beauty appears to have Churchill Co., NV 90.00
nice desert polish and is essentially "all there" as it was anciently made and used.
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Borax Lake hafted knife blade Provenance: Price
JCFW149 A very sturdy, thick mouse gray obsidian Borax Lake Hafted Knife Blade which is Recovered from 85.00
well flaked on both faces by an intermediate knapper. It has a couple of slight ledges Churchill Co., NV
on side B along the right edge at the horizontal centerline and the tip to one corner of
the base was nicked off in ancient times. Still an interesting piece for the money
  Era: Early Archaic period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cottonwood Triangle Provenance: Price
JCFW150 A fairly thin light brown chert Cottonwood Triangular dart point which is thoroughly Recovered from 35.00
flaked on both faces, although not in any particularly impressive pattern. Churchill Co., NV
It's slightly asymmetrical but is "all there" as it was anciently made and used
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1,100 years old
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Item: Type: Plateau Pentagonal Knife Blade Provenance: Price
JCFW151 A nice, attractive medium-sized rose quartzite Plateau Pentagonal Knife Blade which is well flaked Recovered from 80.00
on side A, with side B being mostly "flat" and showing flaking patterns only around it's edges. Sadly Churchill Co., NV
the very tip was anciently nicked off. Still an attractive piece made from a most unusual host material
  Era: Classic Phase - 400 to 600 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Blade Provenance: Price
JCFW152 A nice medium-sized black basalt Cascade Knife Blade which is quite crude, created by a Recovered from Cow Lake, 75.00
novice knapper. Side A shows very crude flaking patterns by a very novice knapper with in Malheur Co., Oregon 50.00
multiple "ledges" while side B is essentially "un-worked", showing only slight secondary pressure
flaking patterns to one edge. Still a good example of a most ancient tool and priced accordingly
  Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Blade Provenance: Price
JCFW153 A fairly large (for type) black basalt Cascade Knife Blade which was almost reduced Recovered from 75.00
down to a "drill-form" through ancient re-sharpenings. The flaking patterns are quite Washoe Co., NV
crude, because the host basalt material really doesn't "flake" well during the knapping
process. The very tip was anciently nicked off, and it has nicking to one edge at the point
where the hafting line descends towards the base. (right side in photo 2) Quite a crude
artifact, but the "crudeness" is it's "charm" and the fact that this one was an "artifact in
transition" is also an interesting study in the ancients' way of life. Bargain priced!
  Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Northern Side-notched "Pendant" Provenance: Price
JCFW155 A slender, somewhat under-sized (for type) semi-translucent obsidian Northern Side-notched "Pendant" which Recovered from 75.00
is thoroughly flaked on side A to a median ridge but having lesser flaking patterns on side B. Originally made on Western Nevada
a curved flake, this specimen shows an extremely "bowed" form. (See photo 3) With the "heavy" bow-shape, it
doesn't make sense to me that this piece could have possibly been functional as an arrowhead. Common sense
dictates that "IF" it were used as an arrowhead projectile point, due to it's "bowed form" it would have snapped
at it's mid-section prior to any penetration of the intended target... thus, I think that this one was actually a
"pendant", worn possibly by an ancient warrior as a "good luck" charm, or possibly by an ancient flint knapper
as an advertisement for his trade. It certainly displays superior craftsmanship worthy of "advertising"
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old
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Item: Type: Excelsior Provenance: Price
RCFW226 An exceptional, opaque black obsidian, well-sized Excelsior blade which is quite thick From the George & Beth Miller collection. The Millers mostly hunted 250.00
and sturdy with thorough flaking patterns on both faces by a very advanced knapper. ancient sites in Modoc County, California, Oregon and Churchill 175.00
This beauty appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made and used. Just a great piece! County, Nevada. From our experience with artifacts from these
  Era: Late Archaic to Transitional Period - 1,700 to 3,000 years old areas, we judge this one to be from Modoc County, California
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife/Dagger Provenance: Price
RCFW227 A fairly long opaque black obsidian Cascade Knife/Dagger blade which has a couple of diagonal From the George & Beth Miller collection. The Millers mostly hunted 250.00
mahogany bands. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper and with the exception ancient sites in Modoc County, California, Oregon and Churchill 175.00
of a very slight "nibble" to the tip, it appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made and used. County, Nevada. From our experience with artifacts from these
  Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old areas, we judge this one to be from Modoc County, California
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Item: Type: Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
RCFW231 A fairly thin mottled blue flint Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead which was From the George & Beth Miller collection. The Millers mostly hunted 35.00
made on a flake and which retains about 20% of the original flake's flat surface ancient sites in Modoc County, California, Oregon and Churchill
on side B. Side A is thoroughly flaked by a novice knapper. Not a bad piece County, Nevada. From our experience with artifacts from these
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Period - 1,200 to 3,500 years old areas, we judge this one to be from Churchill County, Nevada
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Corner Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
RCFW232 A very nice and quite long (for type) semi-translucent duo-flow obsidian Rose From the George & Beth Miller collection. The Millers mostly hunted 150.00
Springs Corner Notched Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces ancient sites in Modoc County, California, Oregon and Churchill 100.00
by a very advanced knapper. When held up to a light source, this one has the County, Nevada. From our experience with artifacts from these
most wicked duo-flow patterns. A nice choice piece. areas, we judge this one to be from Crump Lake in Lake County, Oregon
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1,600 years old  
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Arrowhead Provenance: Price
RCFW236 A nice, meaty opaque black obsidian Elko Eared Arrowhead which is From the George & Beth Miller collection. The Millers mostly hunted 45.00
thoroughly flaked on side A by an intermediate knapper. Side B retains a 40% ancient sites in Modoc County, California, Oregon and Churchill
circular "flat section" left over from the first stage percussion flaking step. County, Nevada. From our experience with artifacts from these
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Period - 1,200 to 3,500 years old areas, we judge this one to be from Crump Lake in Lake County, Oregon
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Item: Type: Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
RCFW238 An opaque black obsidian Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead which is thoroughly From the George & Beth Miller collection. The Millers mostly hunted 35.00
flaked on both faces, but which has a diagonal "ledge" on side B, running from the ancient sites in Modoc County, California, Oregon and Churchill
horizontal hafting line on the right side to the horizontal centerline, where the host County, Nevada. From our experience with artifacts from these
material resisted the knapper's efforts at flaking cleanly. (right side in photo 4) areas, we judge this one to be from Lake County, Oregon
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Period - 1,200 to 3,500 years old  
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Item: Type: Northern Side Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
RCFW241 A fairly nice black obsidian Northern Side Notched Arrowhead which is From the George & Beth Miller collection. The Millers mostly hunted 30.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by an upper-intermediate knapper. The surfaces ancient sites in Modoc County, California, Oregon and Churchill
show substantial weathering and one notch has a lateral fracture which removed County, Nevada. From our experience with artifacts from these
one barb. (red section in photo 4) Still a respectable artifact areas, we judge this one to be from Crump Lake in Lake County, Oregon
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old  

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