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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: Gunther (Shasta/Wintu Variety) Provenance: Price
TCSFW3 A most interesting, semi-translucent smoky gray mouse obsidian Gunther Arrowhead Recovered from 80.00
having thorough flaking patterns to both faces and the most intricate edge serrations Klamath County, Oregon
possible. It has a slight ancient clip to one side of it's stem, but is otherwise "all there".
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
TCSFW6 A pretty colorful deep mottled burgundy chert Eastgate Arrowhead which is thoroughly and Recovered from the 75.00
intricately flaked on both faces in a random pattern. It appears to have no damage, although it Columbia River in Washington
displays slightly asymmetrical traits from the knapping process. Quite an attractive piece.
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old
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Item: Type: Stockton Provenance: Price
TCSFW7 A very thin and extremely rare, Californian specific black obsidian serrated-edge Stockton Recovered from the famous 480.00
Arrowhead. It's well flaked on both faces in mostly a random pattern by an experienced Hotchkiss Mound site, CCO-138, in
knapper. It shows no damage, ancient nor modern and is just an exquisite piece. California. (details to buyer)
  Era: Late Holocene Culture - 1100 to 1300 A.D.
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Item: Type: Calapooya Provenance: Price
TCSFW8 An ultra-thin, fully translucent Smokey gray, slightly opalescent obsidian Calapooya Recovered from the 180.00
Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces and which has very intricate Columbia River in Washington
edge serrations and a needle tip. It has a tiny ancient nick to the tip of one barb, but
is otherwise "all there". Quite a superior example of this somewhat scarce point type.
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old
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Item: Type: Vandenberg Contracting Stem Provenance: Price
TCSFW9 A very good-sized (for type) paper-thin translucent, opalescent smoky gray obsidian Recovered from the 220.00
Vandenberg Contracting Stem Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces Columbia River in Washington
by a very advanced knapper. It's only flaw is a 1/2" ancient edge shear which runs
upwards from the tip of one barb. (left side in photo 4) Still an attractive specimen.
  Era: Mid-Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1500 to 5000 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Eared Provenance: Price
TCSFW10 A very well made opaque black obsidian Elko Eared Arrowhead which has a lot of great Recovered from the 180.00
features, starting with it's beautiful symmetry. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces by an Columbia River in Washington
experienced knapper and it's only flaw is a debatable spider bite to the very tip. (Debatable
in that it very well could have just been made this way, I've seen it before on other points)
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1200 to 3500 years old
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Item: Type: Calapooya Provenance: Price
TCSFW12 An interesting piece having a lot of character. A semi-translucent smoky gray obsidian Recovered from the 200.00
Calapooya Arrowhead which was made on a flake and which retains slight curvature from the Columbia River in Washington
original form of the flake. It's well flaked on both faces although the quality of the flaking
patterns on side A outclass those on side B. It has great intricate edge serrations and with the
exception of a single missing serration, appears to be "all there". (The missing serration is in the
"3rd slot" counting down from the tip on the left side in photo 2) Quite a nice artifact.
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old
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Item: Type: Desert General Provenance: Price
TCSFW13 A non-descript black obsidian Desert General Arrowhead which has cursory Recovered from the SOLD
flaking patterns to both faces with a single diagonal "ledge" under the tip on side Columbia River in Washington 1/5
A. (see photo 2) The tip has a spider bite which appears to be more recent. I'm
almost inclined to call this one a "Plain Jane" point. Priced accordingly.
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Vandenberg Contracting Stem Provenance: Price
TCSFW14 An attractive smoky gray obsidian Vandenberg Contracting Stem Arrowhead which is thoroughly Recovered from the 75.00
flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. It has a great needle tip, but unfortunately the Columbia River in Washington
tip of both tangs, as well as the base show traits of ancient nicking. Priced accordingly
  Era: Mid-Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1500 to 5000 years old
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Item: Type: Sudden Series Provenance: Price
TCSFW15 An unusual very light gray and rose colored chert Sudden Series Arizona (NFI) 40.00
Arrowhead, well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper.
  Era: Early to Mid-Archaic - 4,180 to 6,300 years old
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Item: Type: Sudden Series Provenance: Price
TCSFW16 A paper-thin, semi-translucent light gray chert Sudden Series Birdpoint Arrowhead Arizona (NFI) 50.00
which has mostly "flat" surfaces on both faces with minute pressure flaking patterns
all around its edges. It has a nick to the very tip, but is otherwise "all there"
  Era: Archaic Period - 4,180 to 6,300 years old
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Item: Type: Jalama Side-Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
FW44 A fairly small and quite crude white and brown banded monterey chert Jalama Recovered from the Terrace site, level 2 50.00
Side-notched arrowhead. (Monterey chert artifacts are typically crude owing to in Santa Cruz County, California 35.00
the difficulty with knapping this layered chert material, which is specific to the
state of California and arrowheads made from this material are very rare)
  Era: Archaic Period - 4,500 to 6,000 years old
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Item: Type: Malaga Cove Leaf Provenance: Price
FW45 A most interesting light mottled green Franciscan chert Malaga Cove Leaf dart point which Recovered from 45.00
is thoroughly flaked on both faces but which has an ancient nick to the tip as well as to one Santa Cruz County, California 30.00
edge near the base. Still a nice item in a material which is exclusive to California.
  Era: Developmental Phase - 700 to 1,500 years old
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Item: Type: Jalama Side-Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
FW46 A fairly small and quite crude white and brown banded monterey chert Jalama Recovered from the Terrace site, level 2 50.00
Side-notched arrowhead. (Monterey chert artifacts are typically crude owing to in Santa Cruz County, California 30.00
the difficulty with knapping this layered chert material, which is specific to the
state of California and arrowheads made from this material are very rare)
  Era: Archaic Period - 4,500 to 6,000 years old
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Item: Type: Jalama Side-Notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
FW47 A fairly small and quite crude frosty light gray monterey chert Jalama Side- Recovered from the Terrace site, level 2 50.00
notched arrowhead. (Monterey chert artifacts are typically crude owing to the in Santa Cruz County, California 25.00
difficulty with knapping this layered chert material, which is specific to the state
of California and arrowheads made from this material are very rare)
  Era: Archaic Period - 4,500 to 6,000 years old
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Item: Type: Gatecliff Provenance: Price
FW48 A very sturdy and quite rare (for area) burgundy and green Franciscan chert Gatecliff Recovered from the Tuolome River 85.00
dart point which is thoroughly flaked on both faces in a mostly random flaking pattern. near Sacramento, California 50.00
The tip was anciently nicked-off (photos 6 & 7) but still a scarce piece for the area of
origin, and Franciscan chert is native to California, not to be found in any other state.
  Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 5,000 years old
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Item: Type: Pair of Early Archaic "Fluted" Bases "sawed" for Hydration Testing Provenance: Price
FW49 A (the larger base has recordings of: NFSJR 3.0 M, which sadly I cannot decipher) Recovered from Bass Lake 40.00
Most likely from the Humboldt family (Sadly, the results of the Hydration dating in Madera County, California 35.00
tests weren't included with these artifacts) by L.L. Valdivia
  Era: Early Archaic Period - 5,000 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Plainview Provenance: Price
FW51 A green Franciscan chert Plainview which obviously survived through a Recovered from 95.00
fire. The very tip was anciently damaged and through the burnt sections Santa Cruz County, California 50.00
good flaking patterns can still be discerned. Additionally, the very tip of
one auricle was "clipped" in ancient times. A nice conversation piece.
  Era: Late Paleo Period - 7,000 to 10,000 years old
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Item: Type: Cottonwood Leaf Preform Provenance: Price
FW52 An interesting, quite small glossy black opaque obsidian Cottonwood Leaf Recovered from 20.00
Preform which is "clean" on one face and as shiny as the day it was made with Southeastern Oregon 15.00
good caliche deposits on side B as a testimony to it's authentic antiquity.
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1100 years old
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Item: Type: Gunther Barbed Provenance: Price
FW54 A nice grayish-blue franciscan chert Gunther Barbed Arrowhead (Shasta style) Recovered from 150.00
which is very thin and well flaked on both faces with very intricate edge serrations Shasta County, California 125.00
from secondary pressure flaking. A superior artifact which is "all there".
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old
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Item: Type: Gunther Barbed Provenance: Price
FW55 An incredibly paper-thin semi-translucent green Franciscan chert Gunther Barbed Recovered from 250.00
Arrowhead (Shasta style) which has basically "flat" faces with very intricate secondary Shasta County, California 175.00
pressure flaking to its edges, giving it shallow serrated edges. The tip of one barb had the
"appearance" of ancient damage (the shorter tang on the right side in photo 2) but under
microscopic examination this is just the way it was made and this beauty is "all there"
  Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old
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Item: Type: Canalino Triangular Provenance: Price
FW56 A clear and brown agate Canalino Triangular Arrowhead which is thoroughly Recovered from 40.00
flaked on both faces with good edge serrations. It has a small, slight "pit" on Shasta County, California 30.00
each face where crystal inclusions weathered away, but is otherwise "all there"
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Canalino Triangular Provenance: Price
FW57 A quite attractive tan chert Canalino Triangular Arrowhead which has reddish Recovered from 50.00
hues near it's appendages. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces with pressure Shasta County, California 40.00
flaked hafting channels on both faces and is "all there".
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old
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Item: Type: Diablo Canyon Side-Notched Provenance: Price
FW60 A fairly long, vertically banded blue-gray and burgundy chert Diablo Canyon Recovered from 30.00
Side-Notched Knife form which appears to have been anciently re-based. Northern California (NFI)
Flaking patterns are greatly subdued owing to the quartz-like characteristics of
the host material. Sort of a "plain Jane" piece in my book, priced accordingly.
  Era: Archaic period - 5,500 to 8,000 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Corner Notched Provenance: Price
FW61 A fairly thin and well made semi-translucent, opalescent obsidian Elko Corner Notched Recovered from Southern Oregon 50.00
Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces, mostly in a random pattern. by Caroll Howe (NFI) 40.00
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Wide Notched Provenance: Price
FW62 A nice black obsidian Elko Wide Notched Arrowhead which is Recovered from Southern Oregon 40.00
well flaked on both faces by a somewhat inexperienced knapper. by Caroll Howe (NFI) 35.00
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old
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Item: Type: Elko Wide Notched Provenance: Price
FW63 A fairly small (for type) black obsidian Elko Wide Notched Arrowhead which Found by L.L. Valdivia 35.00
is well flaked on both faces in a random pattern by an intermediate knapper. in Marin County, California  
  Era: Late Archaic to Developmental Phase - 1,200 to 3,500 years old (details to buyer)
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Item: Type: Northern Side-notched Provenance: Price
MHFW1621 A most unusual, translucent, somewhat opalescent obsidian Northern Side-notched arrowhead Found by Val Valdivia 150.00
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper with a nice hafting channel in Mineral County, Nevada 75.00
extending from the center of the basal edge on side A for a length of just under 1/2". It shows
very slight curvature from the form of the original flaked host stone. An exceptional example.
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Provenance: Price
RFFW2 A nice pair of Rose Springs arrowheads, one made from black obsidian and one Recovered from Sherman, Oregon 30.00
made from mottled gray chert. A nice set for an arrowhead collector's "starter set"
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Ex: Richard Henry
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Item: Type: G10 Northern Side Notched Provenance: Price
RFFW36 YEOW! A VERY thin and superbly made opaque black obsidian Northern Side Notched Recovered from Oregon, 850.00
Arrowhead which is thoroughly and INTRICATELY flaked on both faces by a Master most likely in Lake County
knapper. This one is more than "just all there" with intricate serrated edgework. Davis grades
this one a G10 (perfect point) and I wholeheartedly agree. G10 points are VERY RARE!
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old Davis COA (G10) dlgp
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Item: Type: G8 Northern Side Notched Provenance: Price
RFFW38 A pretty beefy, medium sized opaque black obsidian Northern Side Notched Dart point/Knife Recovered from Oregon, 850.00
blade showing the "classic form" for this beautiful type. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces by a most likely in Lake County
very advanced knapper who appears to have been "showing off" his skills. I can't totally account
for the G8 grade, except that it appears to have a "clip" from the tip of one basal tang (left side in
photo 4 and 6). Still quite a superb artifact in great condition considering it's substantial antiquity.
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old Davis COA (G8)
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Item: Type: Archaic Lanceolate Provenance: Price
RFFW4 An outstanding opaque black obsidian Archaic Lanceolate blade which is thoroughly Recovered from 250.00
flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. I'm a little bit surprised that it doesn't have Sherman County, Oregon
basal grinding, but this is typical of later Archaic period pieces. From a microscopic
examination, this one appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made and used. Ex: Richard Henry
  Era: Middle to Late Archaic Period - 4,000 to 6,000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Diablo Canyon Side Notched Knife Form Provenance: Price
SDFW1 An outstanding semi-translucent speckled Monterey chert Diablo Canyon Recovered from 750.00
Side Notched Knife Form which is well flaked on both faces by an Monterey County, CA 350.00
intermediate knapper. It's a good-sized piece made from a most unusual
type of speckled Monterey chert which closely resembles agate.
(Jackson types this one as a Merrybell type 2) Jackson COA
Era: Archaic Period - 5500 to 8000 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Bi-pointed Cascade Dagger/Knife Provenance: Price
JAFW57 A slender and thick semi-translucent, somewhat opalescent obsidian bi-pointed Cascade Recovered from Catlow Valley 125.00
Dagger/Knife Blade which is fairly well flaked on both faces by a novice knapper. It retains 2 near French Glenn, Oregon  
percussion flake scars on side B, but all other areas are thoroughly flaked by a novice knapper.
It has very slight ancient nicking to both points. Still a most ancient piece, priced to sell
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Pat Culp
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Item: Type: Bi-pointed Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
JAFW58 An extremely crude black basalt bi-pointed Cascade Knife blade which is thoroughly Recovered from 75.00
worked on both faces by an almost intermediate knapper working with a VERY Lake County, Oregon  
inferior host material. It has numerous ledges on both faces where the flaking attempts
terminated. It also shows substantial desert polish and has an ancient nick to the tip.
(photos 5 & 7) Interesting for it's crudeness alone as an ancient stone-age tool.
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Vernon Immell
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Item: Type: Nightfire Knife Provenance: Price
JAFW59 A fairly thin (for it's size) and very worked-down black basalt Nightfire Knife Blade which is Recovered from 200.00
thoroughly flaked on both faces by an intermediate knapper and which shows good desert Lake County, Oregon  
polish to both faces. The very tip has an ancient spider bite and the bottom of the stem (photos
6 & 8) is "snapped", quite possibly by the snap-base method of knapping manufacture. One
edge (right side in photo 1) shows how ancient re-sharpening modified it's form
Era: Early to Mid-Archaic Period - 4,000 to 7,000 years old Ex: Vernon Immell dlft - dlfw
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
JAFW61 A very attractive glossy black obsidian Cascade Knife Blade which is quite sturdy and a Recovered from the 200.00
little bit on the thick side, created by an intermediate knapper it shows thorough flaking Columbia River in Oregon  
patterns to both faces. Side B is just a tad more rugged than side A, having a couple of
knapping terminating ledges. Side B also has a thin frosty alkali deposit layer from this
ancient beauty setting on the edges of a dried-up lake bed Overall, a nice ancient specimen
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: William Ruether
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
JAFW62 A nice, somewhat thick blue-gray dacite Cascade Knife Blade which is well Recovered from 40.00
flaked on both faces in a random pattern. It has a lateral shear traveling for 1/2" Lake County, Oregon  
from the tip down one edge (right side in photo 1, close up in photos 4 & 6) and
the base is flat, probably as it was made. (photos 5 & 7)
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Vernon Immell
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Item: Type: Rose Springs Stemmed Provenance: Price
JAFW66 Now this one's a little sweetheart of a point, a translucent horizontally banded black and Recovered from 30.00
clear obsidian Rose Springs Stemmed Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces Lake County, Oregon  
by an intermediate knapper. The form is asymmetrical and it has an ancient nick to the tip,
but the highly unusual banding of the host material still make this one quite a special point
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Ex: Vernon Immell
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Item: Type: Archaic Stemmed Drill Provenance: Price
JAFW69 A very sturdy blue-gray dacite Archaic Stemmed drill which is fairly well flaked Recovered from 65.00
on both faces with more detailed flaking patterns on the working shank. It has a Harney County, Oregon  
nice pressure flute on side A and 2 pressure flutes on side B to facilitate a sturdy
binding to the rotating shaft. This looks to be a heavy duty, work horse of a drill
which appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made and used.
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,650 to 8,000 years old Ex: Paul Davidson
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
JAFW70 A very thin translucent obsidian Columbia Plateau Arrowhead which is well Recovered from the 24.00
flaked on both faces with a needle tip to boot. It has an ancient nick to the base Columbia River in Oregon  
as well as to the tip of one barb. Still not a bad looker for the money
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Ex: William Ruether
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Item: Type: Merrybell Provenance: Price
JAFW72 A black river polished obsidian Merrybell Arrowhead which is very well flaked on both Recovered from 40.00
faces by an upper-intermediate knapper and which has a diagonal hafting stop ledge on Lake County, Oregon  
side B (photo 4) The edge of the basal bulb is irregular from ancient chipping and the
tips of the barbs are also anciently nicked. I think that the most interesting feature of this
piece is the difference in patination from side a to side B. Quite an ancient piece
Era: Late Archaic to Transitional Phase - 1,750 to 2,500 years old Ex: Vernon Immell
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Item: Type: Cascade Shouldered Dart Point Provenance: Price
JAFW73 A nice semi-translucent obsidian Cascade Shouldered Dart point which is Recovered from 75.00
thoroughly if not intricately flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. Lake County, Oregon  
It has an ancient flea bite to the tip and a slight ancient nick to one corner
of the base, but is still a most attractive artifact
Era: Early Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 years old Ex: Vernon Immell
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Item: Type: Archaic Stemmed Drill Provenance: Price
JAFW75 Now this one's pretty neat. A semi-translucent obsidian Archaic Stemmed Drill Recovered from 35.00
which shows minimal working to the basal area, but quite intricate flaking Harney County, Oregon  
patterns to the working shaft. The very tip has a very slight lateral nick, but other
than that, this one appears to be intact, as it was anciently made and used
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,650 to 8,000 years old Ex: Paul Davidson

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