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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 Triangular Dart Point

Provenance:

Price

RCFW199

An interesting mottled burgundy, gray and brown jasper Humboldt

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

50.00

 

Triangular Dart point. It's fairly well flaked on both faces but in

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

more of a cursory style by an intermediate knapper. It has good

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

mineralization and desert polish as a testimony to it's great antiquity

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

 

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 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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Item:

Type: Desert General Arrowhead

Provenance:

Price

RCFW190

A very thin HIGHLY river polished off-white and brown chert

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

18.00

 

Desert General Arrowhead which was made on a flake with  

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

sparse flaking patterns on both faces which are all but obscured

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

from the river polishing. From the beating it must have taken in a

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

river to obtain this degree of polish, it's amazingly still intact

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Classic to Historic phase - 200 to 700 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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Item:

Type: Parman Knife Form

Provenance:

Price

RCFW191

A nice and sturdy opaque black obsidian Parman Knife form

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

60.00

 

which is well flaked on both faces but not in any impressive 

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

pattern by a novice knapper. It shows signs of being anciently

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

resharpened repeatedly, and was probably at least twice as

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

long when it was originally made. A most ancient piece!

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic Period - 9,000 to 10,500 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: Shaniko Stemmed Knife Form

Provenance:

Price

RCFW192

A most interesting semi-translucent horizontally banded blue and

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

100.00

 

smoky gray marble obsidian Shaniko Stemmed Knife form which is 

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

well knapped on side A by an intermediate knapper, but retains a 5%

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

flat section just below the tip. (photo 4) Side B is more intricately 

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

flaked around the edges but retains a flat section from the original host

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

stone's surface running from the very base to just below the tip.

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

(photo 5) Quite a fascinating, unique and attractive piece, actually.

South Central Oregon

 

  Era: Archaic to Woodland Period - 2,300 to 3,500 years old    
  Details about the George & Beth Miller collection    

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Item:

Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Dart Point

Provenance:

Price

RCFW194

A very unusual and quite thick, for it's size, opaque black obsidian Humboldt

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

60.00

 

Constricted Base Dart point having a needle tip and interesting edge serrations.

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

Flaking patterns are thorough on both faces by an experienced knapper, to a

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

median ridge on side A and to a diagonally "angled" ridge on side B. I'm always

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

VERY suspicious of  ANY artifact which has serrated edges, as this can often

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

indicate a fake artifact or one which has been modernly "altered" or "enhanced"

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

(a sin in my book) so, these get my special attention to my normal 3-point

Lake County, Oregon

 

  inspection. I'm happy to say that this one passed all the tests!    
  Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old    
  Details about the George & Beth Miller collection    

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Item:

Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Knife Form

Provenance:

Price

RCFW202

A very exceptional opaque black obsidian Humboldt Constricted 

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

120.00

 

Base Hafted Knife form which is thoroughly flaked on both faces

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

by a very advanced knapper. It has a very small nick to the tip

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

which appears to be much more recent than from the days it was

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

first made. Still a near perfect specimen, and most attractive!

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Southern Oregon

 

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Item:

Type: Cody Knife Blade

Provenance:

Price

RCFW203

A VERY exceptional fine-grained black dacite Cody hafted 

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

150.00

 

knife form having exceptional flaking patterns to both faces by an

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

experienced knapper. The base is flat, as it was anciently made

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

from the outer layer of the original host material. It shows good

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

desert polish and mineralization and is just an attractive piece.

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic Period - 8,000 to 10,000 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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Item:

Type: Pinto Basin Dart/Knife Form

Provenance:

Price

RCFW204

A good, sturdy opaque black obsidian Pinto Basin

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

120.00

 

dart/knife form which is thoroughly flaked on both faces

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

by an advanced knapper. An outstanding artifact!

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

 

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

 

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic Period - 2,650 to 8,000 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Southern Oregon

 

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Item:

Type: Cascade Dart Point

Provenance:

Price

RCFW205

A semi-translucent obsidian Cascade Dart point which has a most

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

65.00

 

unusual subdued blue-gray diagonal band in the center (center of

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

photo 4) It's thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced 

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

knapper but has a flat section on the base (photo 5). Additionally

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

it has good mineralization and Alkali deposits on side B.

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic Period - 4,000 to 8,000 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: Northern Side Notched Arrowhead

Provenance:

Price

RCFW210

A medium-sized (for type) semi-translucent smoky gray

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

20.00

 

obsidian Northern Side Notched Arrowhead having

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

somewhat subdued diagonal duo-flow banding. It's

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

thoroughly flaked on both faces, although not in any

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

particularly impressive pattern. Still a worthy ancient piece

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Southern Oregon

 

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Item:

Type: Rose Springs Corner Notched Arrowhead

Provenance:

Price

RCFW213

A fairly thin and slender tri-flow black, clear and mahogany

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

100.00

 

obsidian Rose Springs Corner Notched Arrowhead which is 

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

6/2 ON-HOLD hsd

 

thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. This

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

one is "all there" and just an exceptional point, worth the money

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

 

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic phase - 600 to 1600 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Southern Oregon

 

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Item:

Type: Rose Springs Side-notched Arrowhead

Provenance:

Price

RCFW217

A somewhat slender opaque black obsidian Rose Springs Side-notched Arrowhead

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

18.00

 

which is well flaked on both faces but only by a novice knapper who was very close

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

to graduating into the class of an intermediate knapper. The base appears to have

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

been "re-based" (re-worked due to damage sustained in use) during ancient times. 

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

Just an OK piece, priced reasonably (additionally it has white paper backing stuck to

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

side B from being glued in a display frame. This comes off easily with an overnight

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

soaking in plain warm water and by using a toothpick to pry up the paper backing)

Lake County, Oregon.

 

  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old    
  Details about the George & Beth Miller collection    

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Item:

Type: Eastgate

Provenance:

Price

RCFW218

A fairly thin black basalt Eastgate Arrowhead having a somewhat

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

18.00

 

atypical form and which is well worked on both faces, and trust 

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

me, basalt doesn't normally "flake" very well. It's just a "tad" crude

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

in form and the face of the basal stem on side B shows ancient

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

chipping or "digs". Not a bad piece and reasonably priced.

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 - 1500 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: Humboldt Saw Blade

Provenance:

Price

SLFW10

A fairly nice black basalt fish-tailed Humboldt Constricted Base

Found by Jerry Sherer

35.00

 

Serrated Saw blade. Flaking patterns are thorough to both faces

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

and show a high degree of desert polish. With the exception of a 

the Snake River in

 

 

very slight, ancient usage nick to the tip, this one is "all there" as it

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

was made and used.

 

 

 

Era: Archaic - 5000 to 7000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Pluvial Lakes Knife

Provenance:

Price

SLFW13

A very broad and meaty brown silt stone Pluvial Lakes Knife

Found by Jerry Sherer

85.00

 

form. There is damage to both barbs as well as to one side of

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

the base and the flaking patterns are very rough, owing to the

the Snake River in

 

 

difficulty of working a layered and fragile material.

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

Era: Archaic - 8000 to 9000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: A

Provenance:

Price

SLFW14

A semi-translucent white chalcedony Humboldt Constricted Base

Found by Jerry Sherer

85.00

 

Dart point. This one is pretty thick and somewhat crudely made

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

with the chalky outer cortex layer of the host stone remaining as a

the Snake River in

 

 

vertical line up the centerline on side A and having substantial

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

encrustation to side B. It has an ancient nick to the tip of one tang.

 

 

 

Still a piece which because of it's mass alone, would have been

 

 

  suitable for bringing down the big game animals.    

 

Era: Archaic - 5000 to 7000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Northern Side Notched Arrowhead

Provenance:

Price

SLFW15

A true enigma of a point, made from a gorgeous semi-translucent diagonally

Found by Jerry Sherer

125.00

 

banded duo-flow obsidian, it was made on a flake and carries the signature of a

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

near-master knapper for the work done on side A. The knapper chose to leave

the Snake River in

 

 

side B "as it was", retaining 90% of the original flake's flat surface, and having 

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

only slight secondary pressure flaking patterns to the edges. Perhaps the knapper

 

 

 

was trying to prove a point, displaying that intricate surface work COULD be

 

 

  affected on a flake, or perhaps he just knew when to leave well enough alone.    
  A most interesting specimen for the contrast shown between the two faces.    

 

Era: Archaic - 3000 to 9000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: HUGE Cascade Drill

Provenance:

Price

SLFW16

OK... I gotta say it... "Which Way Is Up?", I can't honestly tell. At first I thought

Found by Jerry Sherer

120.00

 

that this might have been a dual-purpose Drill and Knife form, but upon closer

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

examination, this very well could have been a full-form Cascade Bi-pointed blade

the Snake River in

 

 

which sustained damage to one end and was anciently worked down to leave a

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

narrow stem for pressure fitting into a bone or wooden handle. The fact that the

 

 

  "drill end" shows different patination (and I examined this area closely, just to    
  ensure that it wasn't modernly tampered with) somewhat supports this theory.    
  Quite a meaty and interesting artifact, although created by a less-experienced    

 

knapper. Lastly, it displays significant desert polish to side A.

 

 

 

Era: Archaic - 4000 to 8000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Chilcotin Plateau Knife Blade

Provenance:

Price

SLFW17

A somewhat slender (for size) fine grained black basalt

Found by Jerry Sherer

85.00

 

Chilcotin Plateau Knife blade, thoroughly flaked on both

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

faces and showing no damage other than ancient usage wear.

the Snake River in

 

 

Not a bad piece for the money and antiquity.

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

Era: Archaic - 5000 to 8000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Elko Split-Stem Drill

Provenance:

Price

SLFW19

A most interesting opaque black obsidian Elko Split-Stem Arrowhead which was

Found by Jerry Sherer

75.00

 

anciently worked down to a Drill form. Flaking patterns are somewhat thorough 

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

to both faces, in a random pattern by an experienced knapper. The very tip shows

the Snake River in

 

 

an ancient lateral usage wear nick. Despite it highly asymmetrical form, it's "all

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

there" as it was anciently re-cycled from it's original use as a dart point

 

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: River Polished Haskett

Provenance:

Price

SLFW20

Now, this one has obviously been tumbled around in the river

Found by Jerry Sherer

95.00

 

for hundreds, if not thousands of years, polishing both faces

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

and slightly subduing the flaking patterns. As a Paleo Haskett

the Snake River in

 

 

blade/dart point, it's quite crude and is priced accordingly

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

Era: Paleo - 8000 to 12,000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Elko Corner Notched Dart/Arrowhead

Provenance:

Price

SLFW21

A fairly thin opaque black obsidian Elko Corner Notched

Found by Jerry Sherer

120.00

 

Arrowhead which appears to have been anciently reworked,

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

removing the barbs and re-basing the piece, most likely after

the Snake River in

 

 

being damaged in use. It's thoroughly flaked on both faces by

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

an advanced knapper and appears to be "all there" as it was

 

 

 

anciently made and used, after re-working.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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Item:

Type: Plainview Dart Point

Provenance:

Price

SLFW22

A fairly crude and rough (owing to the difficulty of working the

Found by Jerry Sherer

40.00

 

host material) white quartzite Plainview dart point. It's well 

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

worked on both faces, but it has it's share of steps and ledges left

the Snake River in

 

 

from a less than thorough knapping job and the flaking patterns

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

themselves are quite subdued, again owing to the nature of the

 

 

 

host material. Reasonably priced for such an ancient piece.

 

 

 

Era: Paleo - 7000 to 10,000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Cascade Knife Blade

Provenance:

Price

SLFW25

A very interesting and fairly thin semi-translucent smoky obsidian Cascade

Found by Jerry Sherer

48.00

 

Knife Blade which is well worked on both faces by a novice knapper. It

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

has HEAVY alkali encrustations on both faces, which is normally seen on

the Snake River in

 

 

pieces recovered from dried-up lake beds. A unique ancient tool.

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

Era: Archaic - 4000 to 8000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Cascade Knife Blade

Provenance:

Price

SLFW26

A true heart breaker. Made from a gorgeous fully translucent, opalescent 

Found by Jerry Sherer

30.00

 

obsidian, it's a Cascade Knife Blade showing major basal damage from a

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

hafting break. It's well flaked on both faces in the old Paleo period style.

the Snake River in

 

 

(lotta percussion flaking with only minor pressure flaking follow-up)

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

Era: Archaic - 4000 to 8000 years old years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Rose Springs

Provenance:

Price

SLFW36

A fairly thin, small and delicate brown jasper Rose Springs corner

Found by Jerry Sherer

20.00

 

notched Arrowhead which has just average flaking patterns

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old

the Snake River in

 

 

 

Jerome, Idaho

 

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Item:

Type: Humboldt

Provenance:

Price

SLFW37

A Now this one's just darn cute! and unbelievably small for the

Found by Jerry Sherer

22.00

 

type. It's a HEAVILY river polished semi-translucent obsidian 

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

Humboldt Constricted Base Dart point. Due to the river polish, the

the Snake River in

 

 

flaking patterns are more than just subdued and this one has to be

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

setting an all time record for the smallest Humboldt ever listed.

 

 

 

Era: Archaic - 5000 to 7000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Desert General

Provenance:

Price

SLFW38

A very thin, small and somewhat rustic black obsidian Desert

Found by Jerry Sherer

20.00

 

General birdpoint Arrowhead which is well made and has

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

substantial caliche deposits on both faces.

the Snake River in

 

 

Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old

Jerome, Idaho

 

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Item:

Type: Desert Sierra

Provenance:

Price

SLFW40

An ultra-small semi-translucent obsidian Desert Sierra birdpoint 

Found by Jerry Sherer

15.00

 

Arrowhead. It's a bit asymmetrical but appears to be "all there"

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

as it was somewhat crudely made.

the Snake River in

 

 

Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old

Jerome, Idaho

 

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Item:

Type: Desert Sierra

Provenance:

Price

SLFW41

Now this one ranks amongst the smallest of the small, a semi-

Found by Jerry Sherer

18.00

 

translucent smoky gray obsidian Desert Sierra birdpoint

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

Arrowhead. Made on a flake, side A is well knapped while

the Snake River in

 

 

side B retains 50% of the original flake's flat surface.

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

Undoubtedly an impossible point to manufacture, and one

 

 

 

which gave it's creator full bragging rights.

 

 

 

Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Cottonwood Triangular

Provenance:

Price

SLFW42

An almost paper-thin opaque black obsidian Cottonwood

Found by Jerry Sherer

15.00

 

Triangular Arrowhead, well flaked on both faces and showing

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

signs of river polish.

the Snake River in

 

 

Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1100 years old

Jerome, Idaho

 

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Item:

Type: Desert Sierra

Provenance:

Price

SLFW43

A small, rough translucent and speckled obsidian Desert Sierra 

Found by Jerry Sherer

8.00

 

Arrowhead having heavy alkali encrustation on side B. It's a bit

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

banged up, and priced accordingly

the Snake River in

 

 

Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old

Jerome, Idaho

 

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Item:

Type: Rose Springs

Provenance:

Price

SLFW45

Well, she's not perfect, but the host material is very colorful. A semi-

Found by Jerry Sherer

24.00

 

translucent white and rose-colored agate Rose Springs Corner

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

notched birdpoint Arrowhead which is almost paper-thin and well

the Snake River in

 

 

flaked on both faces. It has an ancient nick to one barb as well as to

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

the opposing corner of the base. Still an attractive and desirable piece.

 

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Eastgate

Provenance:

Price

SLFW46

A VERY exceptional, almost paper-thin semi-translucent obsidian

Found by Jerry Sherer

150.00

 

Eastgate Arrowhead showing VERY thorough and intricate flaking 

of Wilder Idaho along

 

 

patterns on both faces. It has a very small ancient nick to one corner

the Snake River in

 

 

of the base, but is otherwise "all there". An exceptional piece!

Jerome, Idaho

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Nightfire Hafted Knife

Provenance:

Price

SLFW28

A quite stunning semi-translucent black obsidian Nightfire Hafted Knife

Offered by the original

200.00

 

form which is thoroughly and intricately flaked on both faces by a very

finder who recovered this

 

 

advanced knapper. It has a slight stack on side A, offset to the left near

one from the Alvord Desert

 

 

the tip and a slight ledge on the right side of side B, also near the tip, but

in Malheur County, OR

 

 

neither of these features detracts from the beauty of this most ancient

 

 

 

artifact. A very attractive artifact in excellent condition considering the age

 

 

 

Era: Archaic - 4000 to 7000 years old

 

 

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Item:

Type: Eastgate

Provenance:

Price

SLFW47

A nice medium sized (for type) ultra-thin, classic form, semi-

Offered by the original

75.00

 

translucent smoky gray obsidian Eastgate Arrowhead which is 

finder who recovered this

 

 

thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. It has

one above the John Day

 

 

an ancient nick to the basal stem, but is otherwise "all there"

River near Heppner, OR

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old

 

 

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Item: Type: Wendover Blade Form Provenance: Price
RCFW134 An outstanding, quite thin (for length and type) very From the George & Beth Miller collection. 200.00
  fine-grained basalt Wendover hafted knife blade. This The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  one displays good, detailed flaking patterns, mostly to Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  a median ridge, created by an advanced knapper. County, Nevada. From our experience with  
    artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old to be from Churchill Co., NV.  
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Item: Type: Parman Hafted Blade Form Provenance: Price
RCFW135 A most attractive, thoroughly flaked semi- From the George & Beth Miller collection. 220.00
  translucent obsidian Parman Hafted Blade Form The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  showing very detailed and advanced flaking Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  patterns created by a VERY advanced knapper. County, Nevada. From our experience with  
    artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
    to be from Modoc County, CA, possibly  
  Era: Archaic Period - 9,000 to 10,500 years old traded down from SE Oregon.  
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Item: Type: Cascade Dart Provenance: Price
RCFW138 A very slender, well formed, thoroughly flaked From the George & Beth Miller collection. 60.00
  Cascade Dart having most detailed flaking The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  patterns on both faces. Modoc County, California and Churchill    
    County, Nevada as well as in Oregon. From  
  Era: Archaic - 4000 to 8000 years old our experience with artifacts from these areas,  
    we judge this one to be from Lake Co., OR  
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Item: Type: Eastgate Arrowhead Provenance: Price
RCFW139 An ultra-thin, almost fully translucent smoky gray From the George & Beth Miller collection. 65.00
  mouse obsidian Eastgate Arrowhead. Flaking  The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  patterns are thorough on both faces, and this one Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  "almost" qualifies for our Gem Points page. County, Nevada. From our experience with  
  Era: Developmental to Classic Phase artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  400 to 1500 years old to be from Modoc Co., CA  
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Item: Type: Cascade Blade Form Provenance: Price
RCFW140 A very sturdy, well made Cascade Blade having  From the George & Beth Miller collection. 70.00
  flaking patterns on side A to a median ridge, with The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  side B being mostly flat with a single small ledge Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  (left side of photo 3 at the mid-line) County, Nevada as well as in Oregon..  
    From our experience with  
  Era: Archaic - 4000 to 8000 years old artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
    to be from Modoc Co., CA  
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Item: Type: Alberta Knife Blade Provenance: Price
RCFW141 An exceptional and well used Alberta Hafted From the George & Beth Miller collection. 95.00
  Knife blade which was anciently worked down The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  (re-sharpened) many times, leaving a rounded Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  form to it's "tip". County, Nevada as well as in Oregon...  
    From our experience with  
  Era: Early Archaic - 8,500 to 10,000 years old artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
    to be from Lake Co., OR  
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Knife Provenance: Price
RCFW142 A fairly large, atypical "fish-tailed" Humboldt Constricted Base Knife  From the George & Beth Miller collection. 100.00
  blade. This particular variety is undocumented in Overstreet's guide to The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  Indian Arrowheads, although I've seen a few examples of this variety Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  over the years. It IS a scarce variety. It's very broad (typical for the County, Nevada as well as in Oregon.  
  scarce variety) and well worked on both faces with good caliche  From our experience with  
  deposits typical for artifacts recovered from dried-up lake bed areas. artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  Unfortunately, some idiot added modern rechipping to the tip, to be from Lake Co., OR  
  which knocked down it's value substantially    
  Era: Archaic - 5000 to 7000 years old    
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Item: Type: Humboldt Constricted Base Dart Provenance: Price
RCFW144 A very nice, small semi-translucent, opalescent obsidian From the George & Beth Miller collection. 35.00
  Humboldt Constricted Base Dart point in very good  The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  condition. It's well flaked on both faces with good patina Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  on side B, BUT it has modern re-chipping around the County, Nevada as well as in Oregon...  
  blade edges, and is most visible on side B, where the From our experience with  
  patina has been disturbed. Priced accordingly. artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  Era: Archaic - 5000 to 7000 years old to be from Lake Co., OR.   
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Provenance: Price
RCFW147 A very sturdy and thick obsidian Cascade Knife form  From the George & Beth Miller collection. 24.00
  which, in my opinion is somewhat ugly due to the "coating" The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  it received on both faces, probably from setting in shallow Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  waters for thousands of decades. It has a few recent nicks County, Nevada. From our experience with  
  which expose the underlying shiny black obsidian host artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  material. Certainly an interesting study piece. to be from Modoc Co., CA  
  Era: Archaic - 4000 to 8000 years old    
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Item: Type: Cascade Knife Blade Provenance: Price
RCFW148 A fairly small (for type) opaque black obsidian Cascade  From the George & Beth Miller collection. 95.00
  "pocket knife". It's well flaked on both faces, mostly by the The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in 4/23 ON-HOLD gg
  percussion flaking technique typical of the Archaic period Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  with only sparse in-direct percussion flaking "follow-up"  County, Nevada as well as in Oregon.  
  patterns. Personally, I like this one, and I think that it's quite From our experience with  
  an attractive example of this most ancient relic. artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  Era: Archaic - 4000 to 8000 years old to be from Lake Co., OR  
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Item: Type: Desert Sierra Arrowhead Provenance: Price
RCFW149 A TOTALLY OUTSTANDING, paper-thin fine  From the George & Beth Miller collection. 120.00
  grained dacite Desert Sierra Arrowhead, which by all The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  rights belongs on the Gem Points page. This little Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  beauty is thoroughly flaked on both faces in mostly County, Nevada as well as in Oregon.  
  random patterns indicative of an advanced knapper. From our experience with  
    artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old to be from Lake Co., OR  
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Item: Type: Gypsum Cave Provenance: Price
RCFW151 A most interesting black basalt Gypsum Cave dart From the George & Beth Miller collection. 20.00
  point showing good flaking patterns on a material   The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in  
  which doesn't flake very well at all. The surfaces are Modoc County, California and Churchill    
  quite weathered, indicative of an artifact which was County, Nevada as well as in Oregon.  
  sand blown in desert areas. The very tip is missing. From our experience with  
    artifacts from these areas, we judge this one  
  Era: Archaric - 3300 to 5000 years old to be from SE Oregon  

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Item:

Type: Cottonwood Triangle

Provenance:

Price

RCFW225

A very small and well made opaque black obsidian

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

20.00

 

Cottonwood Triangle Arrowhead. It's thoroughly

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

 

 

flaked on both faces and is in great condition

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

 

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

 

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Developmental to Historic phase - 200 to 1100 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Southeastern Oregon

 

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