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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: Humboldt Constricted Base Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW511 A fairly sturdy and somewhat colorful Humboldt Constricted Base Hafted Knife Blade. It's Found during the 1940's through 95.00
made from a mottled blue, brown, tan and off-white chert and is well flaked on both faces, 1960's by the Spradling family in  
although the surface flaking patterns are mostly subdued owing to the nature of the host stone, Northern Nevada
while the flaking patterns around the Knife's cutting edges are more pronounced. Created by
an almost intermediate knapper it appears to have a small, slight ancient nick to the end of one
auricle, but is otherwise "all there" as it was anciently made and used.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Cascade Dagger Provenance: Price
JAFW82 A VERY long and absolutely Gorgeous semi-translucent obsidian Cascade Dagger Recovered from 950.00
Blade from the earliest Archaic period when the technique of secondary pressure flaking Lake County, Oregon
was unknown. This beauty is VERY thoroughly flaked on both faces with an interesting
combination of percussion and indirect percussion flaking patterns. The very tip is
diagonally chipped, but other than that, this baby is "all there" as it was anciently made
and used. Need I say that if *I* had been the finder of this rare artifact, you would have
heard my "WHOOP" halfway around the world. Just a TOTALLY outstanding artifact.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Vernon Immell dlft - dlfw
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Item: Type: Cascade Flesher/Knife Provenance: Price
JAFW81 A fairly thick and sturdy blue-gray dacite Cascade Hide Flesher/Knife blade. It's Recovered from Catlow Valley 275.00
well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper and shows no overt flaws. near French Glenn, Oregon
The flesher tool was used to process animal hides as a combination hide scraper,
hide separator, and knife blade. Quite a fascinating piece, and I've haven't seen
very many of this in stone. (Flesher tools are more commonly made from bone,
which testifies to the great antiquity of this unique and rare tool.)
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Pat Culp dlft - dlfw

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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
JAFW80 A somewhat slender gray-black dacite Cascade "Squaw's Knife Blade" which is well Recovered from 75.00
flaked on both faces by a beginner knapper. It has a percussion flake scar on side B Harney County, Oregon
which acted as a finger-rest for this hand-held blade. I normally call blades having this
feature "dinner knives" where the ancients would grip a piece of meat between their teeth
and use the "dinner knife" to slice off the piece of meat for consumption. The edges are a
bit on the rough side, which was probably intentional in order to create a sharp cutting
edge during an era when the secondary pressure flaking technique was unknown
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Paul Davidson

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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW512 A very sturdy and interesting black obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Dart point which Found during the 1940's through 100.00
is well flaked on both faces to a median ridge by an upper-intermediate knapper. The tip 1960's by the Spradling family in 85.00
has an "odd" shape, from one side it looks like it has a clip, but from the other side it looks Northern Nevada
normal, as made. An optical illusion?... sorry, but I can't honestly say. (photos 5 & 7)
Suffice it to say that this is a most ancient point in above average condition.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Provenance: Price
TDIFW513 Now here's a real beauty from a host material standpoint, a mottled blue, off- Found during the 1940's through 45.00
white and brown chert Cascade Dart point which has a nick to the tip as well as 1960's by the Spradling family in  
to the bottom of the base. It appears to have been picked up by a later culture Northern Nevada
which attempted to add side-notches to this piece. Flaking patterns are
somewhat thorough to both faces but are quite subdued owing to the nature of
the host stone. It has a "dimple" to the left of center on side B, and why some
knapper didn't just knock this small section off, I'll never know. (photos 4 & 5)
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Provenance: Price
TDIFW515 Made from an attractive host material which I have only seen come out of Found during the 1940's through SOLD
Nevada, a nice, colorful mottled blue, brown, off-white and tan chert Cascade 1960's by the Spradling family in  
Knife Blade. It's thoroughly flaked on side A, mostly in random patterns and Northern Nevada 5/21
side B is mostly pressure flaked only along the cutting edges and retains initial
percussion flaking sections in it's middle. Side A has heavy caliche deposits at it's
basal area, while side B is cleaner. Just an interesting and colorful ancient tool.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Archaic Crescent Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW516 A nice medium-sized black and brown chert Archaic Crescent Knife Blade which is Found during the 1940's through 150.00
crudely flaked on both faces, mostly by percussion flaking with secondary pressure 1960's by the Spradling family in 100.00
flaking to all of it's cutting edges. Overall, this one gives me the impression of being Northern Nevada
crudely manufactured by an inexperienced knapper. It has a substantial nick to one
edge on side B, just above the base. (right side in photo 3 and close-up in photo 6)
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW517 A gorgeous translucent white and very light tan agate Cascade Knife Blade Found during the 1940's through 350.00
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces in a variety of knapping styles. I'll let the 1960's by the Spradling family in 290.00
photos do the talking for me with this one, suffice it to say that it's "all there" as it Northern Nevada
was anciently made and used. A very attractive and most ancient tool.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Archaic Preform Provenance: Price
TDIFW518 A mottled black, blue-gray and tan dull matte chert Preform which was most likely used as Found during the 1940's through 120.00
a Knife blade in it's current form. It's roughly flaked on both faces, mostly by percussion 1960's by the Spradling family in 95.00
flaking, as most preforms are, but it also has some secondary pressure flaking to the edges Northern Nevada
as well as to the tip, which led me to believe that it actually functioned as a Knife blade.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW521 A very beefy semi-translucent black obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Knife Blade which is Found during the 1940's through 400.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces, although each face retains a greater percentage of the original 1960's by the Spradling family in 250.00
percussion flaking patterns with secondary pressure flaking mostly confined to the cutting edges. Northern Nevada
It has a couple of insignificant ledges which parallel opposing edges on side B, where the edge-
work was terminated by an uncooperative section of the host stone. Not a bad piece at all, and
certainly a larger example of this type than is normally encountered.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Triangular Knife Blade Provenance: Price
TDIFW522 A well used opaque black obsidian Humboldt Triangular Knife Blade which is fairly well flaked Found during the 1940's through 190.00
on both faces in a pattern which can only be described as "sloppy" by an inexperienced 1960's by the Spradling family in 130.00
knapper. It has a 1/4" concave lateral fracture to one cutting edge just above the horizontal Northern Nevada
centerline. (best seen on the right side in photo 3, as well as in the 3 close-up photos of this
area) It also has a smaller concave lateral fracture to the outer edge of one auricle. (right side in
photo 1) I guess Forrest Gump said it best with "That's all I got to say about that"!
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Knife Blade Provenance: Price
TDIFW523 Okay, now we're getting better... A very nice, well formed, fairly thin opaque Found during the 1940's through 375.00
black obsidian Elko Eared Knife Blade which is thoroughly flaked on both faces 1960's by the Spradling family in 250.00
by an experienced knapper. It shows good secondary pressure flaking to all of Northern Nevada
it's cutting edges and it's my opinion, judging from the width of the base that this
beauty was MUCH wider when it was first created, and that MANY ancient re-
sharpenings reduced the width and also removed the classic barbs which this
type normally has. Still a worthy, well used, problem free artifact.
Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW524 A GORGEOUS, very thin mottled blue and burgundy-brown chert Cascade Knife Blade Found during the 1940's through SOLD
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper with special attention 1960's by the Spradling family in  
given to the secondary pressure flaking along it's cutting edges. A very nice specimen of this Northern Nevada 5/20
most ancient type in a colorful material which I have only seen as originating from Nevada.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Stermer COA

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Item: Type: Rose Springs Provenance: Price
BHFW31 A super thin translucent obsidian Rose Springs Arrowhead which is very thoroughly Recovered from 125.00
and intricately flaked on both faces by a very advanced knapper. The base is slightly central Oregon
asymmetrical, with the exception of slight chipping to one edge at the tip, this one
appears to be "all there". A very choice piece
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Hardie SOP (copy)

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Item: Type: Cold Springs Provenance: Price
TDIFW448 An interesting medium-sized blue-gray dacite Cold Springs Arrowhead which is well flaked Found during the 1940's through 60.00
on both faces by an intermediate knapper. It has a nick to one edge above the centerline 1960's by the Spradling family in  
which appears to have been caused by an overly aggressive knapping strike during a re- Northern Nevada
sharpening session. The base also has a clip to one corner. Still an attractive piece.
Era: Middle Archaic Period - 4,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
TDIFW449 A medium-sized light brown chert Cascade Knife Form which is well flaked on both Found during the 1940's through 40.00
faces, mostly by percussion flaking with secondary pressure flaking patterns to it's curved 1960's by the Spradling family in  
cutting edge. The base is thick and flat-ended, a feature left from the original striking Northern Nevada
platform of the host stone. Additionally, the tip is rounded-off from ancient usage.
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old
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Item: Type: Pinto Basin Provenance: Price
TDIFW450 A pretty nice, medium-sized mottled blue and brown chert Pinto Basin Dart point which is Found during the 1940's through 35.00
crudely flaked on the surface of both faces, with more intricate pressure flaking patterns to 1960's by the Spradling family in  
all edges. The tip was anciently nicked-off and both tangs show edge nicking as does one Northern Nevada
stem of the base. This one is still attractive for the unique color of the host material.
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,650 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Desert Sierra Provenance: Price
BHFW26 Yummy!... now this is one sweetheart of a birdpoint. A semi-translucent orange Recovered from Dixie Valley 45.00
agate Desert Sierra Birdpoint Arrowhead, made on a flake and retaining slight in Churchill Co., NV  
curvature from the original flake's form. Obviously made by a near-master
knapper, it's thoroughly flaked on side A, while side B is mostly flaked only
around the edges. It has a very small lateral shear to one edge at the tip.
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Desert Delta Provenance: Price
BHFW28 A very thin, delicate and well-made semi-translucent smoky obsidian Desert Provenance undocumented, 120.00
Delta Arrowhead. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces with it's only flaw being most likely from NE California
its somewhat asymmetrical form
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Provenance: Price
BHFW29 A SUPER paper-thin translucent, vertically banded obsidian Rose Springs Found by Ted Pauck in a 300.00
Arrowhead, made on a flake but thoroughly knapped on both faces by a near-master blow-out on Sumner Lake 225.00
knapper. The bottom edge of the basal bulb is flat, but I judge this to be "as made" in south central Oregon
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old  
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Provenance: Price
BHFW30 A fairly long (for type) mahogany obsidian Rose Springs Arrowhead which is well Recovered from 60.00
flaked on both faces by a barely intermediate knapper. It has the slightest tick bite to Warner Valley, OR
the tip but is otherwise "all there". It's somewhat asymmetrical, but still a nice piece Ex: Gilbert
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Ex: Hansen

 

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Item: Type: Gunther Barbed Provenance: Price
BHFW2 A fairly thin, yet sturdy, well made red and brown jasper Gunther Barbed Arrowhead Recovered from 100.00
having the most extraordinary and intricate edge serrations. It shows thorough flaking Warner Valley, Oregon (NFI)
patterns on both faces created by an advanced knapper. The only damage I can see on this
one is the obvious diagonal nick to the very tip. A piece worthy of restoration
Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old  
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Item: Type: Cascade Provenance: Price
BHFW4 A well made, intricately flaked on both faces black obsidian Cascade Dart Found by Daryl Baker in 85.00
Point. This one appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made and used. Oregon in the early 1950's
A superior example of this very archaic point type
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Provenance: Price
BHFW6 An opaque black obsidian Elko Arrowhead, well flaked on both Recovered from Oregon (NFI) 30.00
faces by an intermediate knapper. Ex: Milton Tuck
Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Ex: Mark Berreth
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Item: Type: Humboldt Basal Notched Provenance: Price
BHFW7 A very intricately flaked and very thin obsidian Humboldt Basal  Notched blade. Flaking patterns are A very early find (logbook number 8) of L.L. Valdivia's who 400.00
oblique transverse and are well executed. It has a slight nick to the tip, but is otherwise "all there" recovered this gem near Stillwater in Churchill Co., NV 300.00
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Michael Hough  
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
BHFW8 A fairly thin, nice translucent smoky gray obsidian Eastgate dart point, well Recovered in 250.00
flaked on both faces with a slight nick to the outer edge of one barb Humboldt Co., NV
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old Ex: Michael Hough
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Item: Type: Elko Corner Notched Provenance: Price
BHFW9 An almost translucent obsidian Elko Corner-notched dart point Recovered from 95.00
thoroughly and expertly flaked on both faces Shasta Co., CA
Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Ex: L.L. Valdivia
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Provenance: Price
BHFW10 A very nice, glossy opaque black obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Knife Collected by Creighton Perry Horton during the 175.00
Blade which is well flaked on both faces showing usage wear only at the tip 1960's to 1970's. Mr. Horton recovered all of his
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old pieces from Klamath Lake and Harney Co., OR
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
BHFW11 A slightly broad, for type, fairly thin semi-translucent vaguely diagonally banded obsidian Found by Mike Nash in Lake Co., OR 125.00
Cascade Knife blade which is well flaked in "the old style" on both faces by an experienced during the 1950's to 1960's
knapper. This one definitely falls closer to the 8,000 year old range for this type
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Bob Monchamp
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Item: Type: Wintu Provenance: Price
BHFW13 A paper-thin, semi-translucent smoky gray obsidian Wintu arrowhead Recovered in Shasta Co., CA 250.00
thoroughly flaked and having very minutely serrated edges
Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old Ex: Michael Hough
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Item: Type: Elko Split Stem Provenance: Price
BHFW15 A highly unusual and quite attractive red/mahogany obsidian Elko Split-Stemmed Dart Recovered from the Warner Valley 85.00
Point, well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper and showing usage wear in central Oregon by Floyd Hoytz
from doubling as a knife blade in ancient times
Era: Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Ex: Paul S. Thomas
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Knife Blade Provenance: Price
BHFW18 A fairly long, large and fairly thin diagonally banded  obsidian Elko Eared Recovered from the Carson Sink area north of Fallon, 500.00
knife form. It's very thoroughly flaked on both faces but has a slight ancient Nevada in Churchill County by the Curran Family 400.00
nick to the end of one basal ear (Right one in photo 1 & 2) who hunted from the 1920's through the 1990's
Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old  
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Item: Type: Elko Corner Notched Provenance: Price
BHFW21 A translucent smoky obsidian Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead which was made on a Recovered from Harney Lake, 65.00
flake. It's thoroughly knapped on side A, while side B retains a 20% flat area above the Oregon during the 1970's by
right notch in photo 4. It has very nice edge serrations and is just an exceptional piece! William Reuther
Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Ex: Tony Hardie
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Item: Type: Wahmuza Knife Blade Provenance: Price
BHFW22 A very sturdy and quite worked-down (anciently) black obsidian Wahmuza Knife Blade Recovered from Harney Lake, 150.00
which is well and thoroughly knapped on both faces by a very experienced ancient knapper. Oregon during the 1970's by
This one is an outstanding piece which is "all there" as it was anciently made and used William Reuther
Era: Developmental to Early Historic Phase - 500 to 1500 years old Ex: Tony Hardie
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Knife Blade Provenance: Price
BHFW23 A fairly long and very sturdy semi-translucent obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base Knife Recovered from Harney Lake, 150.00
Blade which is thoroughly and intricately flaked on both faces by a very advanced Oregon during the 1970's by
knapper. The very tip appears to have a more recent nick, but all else is OK with this one William Reuther
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
BHFW24 An ultra-thin (mostly paper-thin) semi-translucent smoky obsidian Eastgate Recovered from Harney Lake, 65.00
Arrowhead which was made on a flake and retains some curvature from the Oregon during the 1970's by
original flake's form. Despite being made on a flake, both faces are thoroughly William Reuther
knapped with no flat spots left from the original host flake. (This is HIGHLY
unusual, and denotes a near-master knapper's handiwork)
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old
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Item: Type: Humboldt Concave Base Provenance: Price
LSFW1 A nice semi-translucent black obsidian Humboldt Concave Base Dart Recovered from 40.00
  point which retains flat percussion flaking faces in the center of both Lake Co., OR  
  sides, with amateurish secondary flaking patterns to the edges.    
  Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Humboldt Concave Base Provenance: Price
LSFW2 An interesting semi-translucent obsidian Humboldt Concave Base Dart Recovered from 50.00
  point which has good and thorough pressure flaking patterns to both faces. Lake Co., OR  
  Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Provenance: Price
LSFW3 An almost fully translucent, opalescent obsidian Elko Eared Arrowhead Recovered from 55.00
  which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. Lake Co., OR  
  The base is asymmetrical, but still an impressive piece    
  Era: Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
LSFW4 An opaque black obsidian Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead which is Recovered from 35.00
  thoroughly flaked on both faces by a novice knapper. The basal edge is heavily the Snake River, ID  
  ground and this one appears to have seen quite a few ancient re-sharpenings.    
  Era: Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Arrowhead Provenance: Price
LSFW5 An almost fully translucent, opalescent obsidian Elko Eared Arrowhead which Recovered from 60.00
  is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. The tangs of the Lake Co., OR  
  base are asymmetrical and irregular, probably due to ancient reworking    
  Era: Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Arrowhead Provenance: Price
LSFW6 A most interesting opaque black obsidian Elko Eared Arrowhead Recovered from 45.00
  which is well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. The Lake Co., OR  
  form is plano-convex and it shows some caliche deposits on side B    
  Era: Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Humboldt Concave Base Provenance: Price
LSFW7 A most interesting semi-translucent obsidian Humboldt Concave Base Dart point which is well flaked on Recovered from 75.00
  both faces by an experienced knapper. Side A is as clean and shiny as the day it was made, while side Humboldt Co., NV  
  B has frosty desert patina as a testimony to it's great antiquity. Quite a desirable, quality piece    
  Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
LSFW8 Well, I won't even call this one interesting... it's down right strange. An opaque black obsidian Elko Recovered from 75.00
  Corner Notched Arrowhead which was made from a large flake and retains a curved "bowed" form Lake Co., OR  
  from the original flake's shape. It's thoroughly flaked on side A by an experienced knapper, but side    
  B retains a 20%  flat section running vertically from just above the base to the center, left from the    
  original flake's flat surface. This is made up for, by advanced secondary pressure flaking all around    
  the edges of side B. Additionally, this one is a bit "over-sized" for the type.    
  Era: Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Provenance:   Price
GBFW43 All Recovered from a private ranch in the town    
  of Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California    
  A - Ice Agate Gunther Barbed - spider bite to one barb A - 45.00
  B - Ice Agate Gunther Barbed - minus the shorter tang B - 35.00
  C - White chert Gunther Barbed - excellent condition C - 110.00  3/10 SOLD
  D - Ice Agate Gunther Barbed - spider bite to one barb D - 40.00
  E - Ice Agate Gunther Barbed - stem and 1 barb damaged E - 30.00
  F - Ice Agate Gunther Barbed - stem and barbs nicked F - 25.00
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old    
  PLEASE Specify the item number AND LETTER when ordering!    
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Item: Provenance:   Price
GBFW44 All Recovered from a private ranch in the town    
  of Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California    
  A - Obsidian Gunther Barbed - slight flat, side B A - 65.00
  B - Obsidian Gunther Barbed - translucent diagonally B - 125.00
        banded duo flow    
  C - Smoky Obsidian Gunther Barbed - Base and barb nicks C - 20.00
  D - Obsidian Gunther Barbed - barbs nicked, flat on side B D - 18.00
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old    
  PLEASE Specify the item number AND LETTER when ordering!    
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Item: Provenance:   Price
GBFW45 All Recovered from a private ranch in the town    
  of Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California    
  A - Obsidian Desert General - tip and 1 tang spider bites A - 22.00
  B - Translucent Obsidian Gunther Barbed - base & barb B - 15.00
        nicked, side B flat    
  C - Obsidian Gunther Barbed - base & tip nicked C - 30.00  SOLD
  D - Obsidian Gunther Barbed - Very thin, both barbs & D - 30.00
        base nicked    
  E - Rare silver iridescent Obsidian Gunther Barbed - E - 85.00  3/9 SOLD
        slight base & barb nicks    
  F - Dacite Gunther Barbed - missing one tang F - 24.00  SOLD
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old    
  PLEASE Specify the item number AND LETTER when ordering!    
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Item: Provenance:   Price
GBFW46 All Recovered from a private ranch in the town    
  of Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California    
  A - Gray Obsidian Gunther Barbed - spider bite to one barb A - 20.00
  B - Translucent Obsidian Gunther Barbed B - 40.00
  C - Translucent Obsidian Gunther Barbed, slight barb nicks C - 24.00
  D - Tri-flow mahogany Obsidian Desert Delta - 1 barb nick D - 40.00 1/14 SOLD
  E - Mouse Obsidian Gunther Barbed - serrated edges E - 22.00 4/18 ON-HOLD wl
  F - Paper-thin iridescent Obsidian Gunther Barbed F - 85.00  3/9 SOLD
  G - Obsidian Gunther Barbed - 1 barb nicked G - 22.00
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old    
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Item: Provenance:   Price
GBFW47 All Recovered from a private ranch in the town    
  of Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California    
  A - Jasper Gunther Barbed - Stem snapped A - 110.00  3/9 SOLD
  B - Jasper Gunther Barbed - Stem snapped, serrated edgework B - 65.00
  C - Jasper Gunther Barbed - Barbs nicked C - 40.00
  D - Jasper Gunther Barbed - base & barb nicked D - 30.00  3/9 SOLD
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old    
  PLEASE Specify the item number AND LETTER when ordering!    
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Item: Provenance:   Price
GBFW48 All Recovered from a private ranch in the town    
  of Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California    
  A - Jasper Gunther Barbed - salvaged Drill form A - 45.00  3/10 SOLD
  B - Jasper Gunther Barbed - barbs nicked B - 24.00
  C - Jasper Gunther Barbed - barbs nicked C - 24.00
  D - Jasper Gunther Barbed - barbs nicked D - 24.00
  E - Jasper Gunther Barbed - short stemmed E - 30.00  3/10 SOLD
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old    
  PLEASE Specify the item number AND LETTER when ordering!    
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Item: Provenance:   Price
GBFW50 All Recovered from a private ranch in the town    
  of Hornbrook in Siskiyou County, California    
  A - Green Jasper Gunther Barbed A - 24.00
  B - Jasper Gunther Barbed - well flaked, slight barb nicks B - 40.00
  C - Burgundy Jasper Gunther Barbed - well flaked C - 50.00
  D - Deep burgundy Jasper Gunther Barbed - barb nicks, D - 35.00
        serrated edgework, side B 50% flat    
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old    
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Item: Type: Calapooya Provenance: Price
JFFW13 A very thin and delicate translucent honey-colored agate Calapooya bird Recovered from the 20.00
  point arrowhead, made on a small flake and retaining 50% of the original Rogue River in Oregon  
  flake's flat surface on side A, where it's only knapped around the edges,    
  and 75% of the original flake's flat surface on side B where it is also only     
  knapped around the edges. It has very fine edge serrations and must have    
  been created by a very experienced (and patient) ancient knapper.    
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old    
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Item: Type: Cascade Bi-pointed Dagger/Knife Provenance: Price
RCBB1 A very good sized opaque black obsidian Bi-Pointed Cascade  From the George & Beth Miller collection. 900.00
  hafted Dagger/Knife blade which is well worked on both faces by an The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  extremely experienced knapper, although the flaking patterns on side Modoc County, California, Oregon and     
  B are mostly hidden by heavy caliche encrustation. It shows signs of Churchill County, Nevada. From our experience  
  ancient re-sharpening to the hafting line along one edge and is "all with artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  there" as it was anciently made and used. A most impressive artifact. to be from one of the dried-up lake beds in Lake  
  Era: Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old County, Oregon, Possibly Crump Lake  
  Details about the George & Beth Miller collection   dlbb

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Item:

Type: Elko Split-stemmed Arrowhead

Provenance:

Price

RCFW180

A VERY thin and delicate, well formed brown obsidian

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

32.00

 

Elko Split Stem Arrowhead having black speckles. It's

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

fairly well flaked on both faces with slight serrations along

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

both edges. It's essentially "all there" as it was anciently

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

made and used

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic to Developmental Era - 1200 to 3500 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Modoc County, California

 

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Item:

Type: Cascade Shouldered Dart Point

Provenance:

Price

RCFW183

A most attractive opaque black obsidian Cascade Shouldered Dart point 

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

160.00

 

thoroughly flaked on both faces by a very advanced knapper, to a median

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

ridge on side A with side B being more flat, but equally as well flaked. It

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

appears to have a very slight ancient nick to one corner of the base (right

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

side in photo 6) and a somewhat "hooked" needle tip. A most attractive

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

and sturdy dart point from the earliest Archaic period with nice cloudy

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

patina on side B, which obscures none of the detailed flaking patterns

Lake County, Oregon

 

  Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old    
  Details about the George & Beth Miller collection    

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Item:

Type: Gatecliff Dart Point

Provenance:

Price

RCFW186

A very attractive opaque black obsidian Gatecliff Dart

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

70.00

 

point, very well flaked on both faces by an intermediate

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

knapper. It has the typical caliche deposits to side B as a

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

testimony to the many years it spent in a dried up lake bed

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

 

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Lake County, Oregon

 

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Item:

Type: Eastgate Split Stem Arrowhead

Provenance:

Price

RCFW189

A fairly thin black obsidian Eastgate Split Stem Arrowhead 

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

18.00

 

well flaked on both faces by a novice knapper. It has a small

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

ancient clip to one ear of the stem but is otherwise "all there"

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

 

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

 

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic phases - 400 to 1,500 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

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