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Indian arrowheads and other ancient relics from the Far Western regions which includes the Great Basin
 

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
SLFW6 A paper-thin purplish-burgundy chert Eastgate Found by the seller in 215.00
  arrowhead having very thorough and intricate Owhyee Co., ID  
  flaking patterns to both faces and just a great    
  overall classic form. It's "almost" perfect with     
  the exception of a small ancient dip to one edge    
  at the centerline, which appears to have been    
  caused by an overly aggressive pressure flake.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
BYFW2 A good-sized and quite sturdy opaque black obsidian  Offered by the original finder 35.00
  Chilcotin Plateau Knife blade. Side A's surface is well who found this one on his  
  flaked in a random fashion, while side B only has ranch in Harney Co., OR  
  secondary pressure flaking to the edges and around (details to buyer)  
  the tip. It has ancient nicks to both barbs and one    
  corner of the base was also anciently nicked off. Still    
  an interesting piece for it's form, from the Early    
  Archaic period, between 5,000 and 8,000 years old    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBFW34 A fairly nice obsidian Excelsior blade Recovered in 110.00
  showing percussion flaking to both Lake Co., OR  
  faces and secondary pressure flaking    
  around all edges. It appears to have     
  been made by an intermediate knapper    
  and displays slight river polish    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBFW38 A very nice gray mouse obsidian    Recovered in 45.00
  Buchanan Eared blade which was Sacramento Co., CA  
  anciently re-sharpened almost to the    
  point of taking on a drill-form. It has    
  nice oblique transverse flaking     
  patterns on both faces, a slight nick to    
  the tip and 1 anciently sheared auricle    

Click on the Photo set above for an enlarged photo

 

Item:

Type: Eastgate Split Stem Knife Form

Provenance:

Price

RCFW219

An attractive translucent moonstone agate with slight

From the George & Beth Miller collection.

24.00

 

brown diagonal banding Eastgate Split-stem Knife Form

The Millers mostly hunted ancient sites in

12.00

 

having somewhat sparse flaking patterns, mostly around

Modoc County, California, Oregon and   

 

 

the cutting edges on both faces. Both basal stems have

Churchill County, Nevada.

 

 

ancient knicks, which essentially left little of these stems

From our experience with artifacts from

 

 

Era: Developmental to Classic Phase 400 to 1500 years old

these areas, we judge this one to be from

 

 

Details about the George & Beth Miller collection

Churchill County, Nevada

 

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFBB2 A HUGE, broad Late Paleo/Early Archaic period stemmed  hafted Recovered in SE Oregon 1500.00
  Obsidian Butchering Knife form which is well flaked on both faces, which is Paleo territory 1200.00
  mostly by percussion technique. It shows heavy river polish, and must    
  have been setting on a shoreline for thousands of years before the water       
  body dried up, leaving a fair amount of caliche deposits on side B. It's a    
  bit on the asymmetrical side with a nice rounded base, and it leaves little    
  doubt that it wasn't used to skin rabbits! This was a big-game processor    
  and would make an excellent centerpiece to any western collection. Stermer COA dlbb

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFFW24 A very interesting and quite unique diagonally banded light gray Recovered from 75.00
  obsidian Pinto Basin from the Archaic period. It has slight Lake Co., OR 50.00
  curvature from the host stone's original form and the flaking    
  patterns are quite subdued from a combination of river polish and    
  desert weathering. It has a highly unusual needle tip with good     
  edge serrations not normally seen with this particular type, and was    
  most likely used as a multi-purpose saw/perforator hafted tool    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VAFT3 A snow-white chalcedony-chert Archaic Cascade Knife blade Offered by original 75.00
  which shows amateurish flaking patterns mostly around it's edges. finder’s family members, 4/27 ON-HOLD tb
  This beauty must have been HUGE in it's earlier incarnations, and found in Crook Co., OR  
  was anciently resharpened down to the point of exhaustion as    
  evidenced by the very obvious hafting line shown in photos 1 and    
  4. The surfaces on both side A and side B are mostly flat in the    
  center from the form of the original host stone. Slightly crude, but    
  still an excellent study in ancient tool manufacture and use.   dlft

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
VAFW3 A very sturdy black obsidian Archaic (Cascade) period Dagger/Knife blade, Offered by original 300.00
  which is thoroughly flaked on both faces, with the exception of a section in the finder’s family members, 4/27 ON-HOLD tb
  center of side B which retains a flatter percussion flake area. (center of photo 3) found in Crook Co., OR  
  Flaking patterns are quite extensive and detailed executed by a very experienced    
  knapper. This rare dagger form has good, intricate basal thinning flaking patterns    
  (photo 6) coupled with an intentional hafting stop-ledge on side A. (photo 5) The     
  form of this ancient weapon indicates that it was pressure-fitted into a bone handle    
  for use. Quite an extraordinary example of a seldom offered for sale artifact.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
SLGB20 A most interesting opaque black obsidian Personal find from  65.00
  Humbolt triangular arrowhead anciently the Alvord desert  
  re-worked into a drill form with a needle in Oregon  
  tip. Has nice oblique flaking to the median    
  ridge, very thin and attractive piece    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW75 A most interesting opaque black obsidian Elko Eared dart point   Found in 65.00
  having a most attractive "tar-like" surface. It's quite sturdy, made Humboldt Co. NV  
  on a flake it retains slight curvature from the original flake's form.    
  It's well worked on both faces with 2 pressure flaking flute    
  channels on the base of side A. Somehow it sustained a lateral    
  fracture from the tip of one ear as well as one corner of one    
  stem of the base. (right side in photo 2) Still an attractive piece    
  made by a knapper who knew what he was doing.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW78 A slightly broad mottled brown chert Found in 24.00
  Elko Wide Notched Arrowhead Washoe Co., NV  
  created in a somewhat fast & dirty    
  fashion by a somewhat novice knapper    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW95 A very sturdy, semi-translucent, vertically banded duo-flow   Found in 50.00
  obsidian Humboldt Constricted Base dart point. Flaking is Pershing Co., NV  
  fairly thorough to both faces but in a random pattern    
  indicative of a novice knapper    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW96 A very Archaic semi-translucent obsidian Humboldt Found in 125.00
  Constricted Base dart point well flaked on both faces by an Humboldt Co., NV  
  intermediate knapper. The form and patina all indicate that    
  this one is an earlier example of this type. Any basal tangs    
  which this one might have had were long lost in ancient times    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW100 A nice, sturdy semi-translucent obsidian Elko Corner Found in 110.00
  Notched Knife/Saw blade, well flaked on both faces, Washoe Co., NV  
  just not by a particularly accomplished knapper    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW101 A good-sized opaque obsidian Alberta Knife blade, well Found in 225.00
  flaked on both faces with usage wear marks to the cutting Churchill Co., NV  
  edges and an ancient nick to the tip. Still a pretty attractive    
  piece. It has nice basal grinding as testimony to it's antiquity    
  but the bottom of the base was snapped off in ancient times    
  leaving a lateral shear mark to the bottom of the base.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW107 A very nice and quite symmetrical semi-translucent smoky Found in 125.00
  gray obsidian Northern Side Notched Arrowhead made Churchill Co., NV  
  on a flake and retaining some curvature from the original    
  flake's form. Both faces are well flaked with the exception    
  of a 10% flat remaining from the original flake's surface in    
  the center of the hafting area on side B    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW108 A fairly sturdy, desert polished obsidian Elko Corner Notched Found in 120.00
  blade form. It's well flaked on both faces with minute Churchill Co., NV  
  secondary pressure flaking along the curved cutting edge.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW110 A good looking, very sturdy obsidian Cordilleran Found in 225.00
  knife blade, well flaked on both faces and showing Churchill Co., NV  
  good desert polish    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JAFW3 An ultra paper-thin dark gray dacite Elko Corner Notched Arrowhead, Recovered in 135.00
  thoroughly flaked on side A with a couple of small steps on knapping-resistant Lake Co., OR  
  areas. Side B retains a 45% flat section in the center, just above the notches    
  and stem (photo 6) from the host stone's outer layer but the outer edges are    
  well knapped. Dacite is not an easy material to work with, so this one has the    
  signature of a very advanced, if not master knapper and despite it's somewhat    
  asymmetrical appearance, this one is "all there" as it was first made and used. Ex: Davidson  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JAFW9 A decent black obsidian Archaic Fountain Bar single notched Knife form which    Recovered in 24.00
  shows flaking patterns mostly to the edges on side B with more surface flaking Lake Co., OR  
  appearing on side A with the exception of an area which retains the rough    
  reddish outer cortex of the host stone. (near the base in photo 4) The tip is    
  slightly nicked up from ancient usage and it anciently lost the tip of the only barb    
  it had. Made by a lazy intermediate knapper who utilized the stone's flatness left    
  from the initial percussion stage around the basal and hafting area of side B to    
  his advantage when binding this one to it's handle. A fairly scarce item. Ex: Davidson  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW119 A mottled gray and off-white chert Humboldt Constricted  Churchill Co., NV SOLD
  Base dart point well flaked on both faces by an intermediate   4/20
  knapper, and having a vertical "dip" in the center of side B,    
  just above the hafting area left over from a percussion flake    
  in the initial knapping phases    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW120 A nice medium-sized opaque black obsidian Northern Side-notched Churchill Co., NV 40.00
  arrowhead of the Fox Eared variety. It's well flaked on both faces with nice    
  basal thinning but is asymmetrical from ancient damage/salvage. It has a     
  lateral nick to the tip (photos 7 & 9) and a very small lateral fracture to the tip    
  of one barb (left side in photo 2) which follows the entire length of the upper    
  side of the hafting notch. Still not a bad looking piece which displays well    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW121 A nice semi-translucent obsidian Elko Corner- Pershing Co., NV 45.00
  notched arrowhead, well flaked on both faces by    
  an intermediate knapper and having a couple of    
  small steps on side B just above the hafting area.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW123 A pretty nice semi-translucent slightly diagonally banded Churchill Co., NV 75.00
  obsidian Humboldt Basal Notched blade form. It's pretty    
  much "all there" as it was anciently used, although it has a    
  couple of retouch flakes to one cutting edge which gave a     
  concave section to one cutting edge. (left edge in photo 2)    
  Flaking patterns are thorough by an advanced knapper    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
BYFW11 A nice pair of opaque black obsidian Offered by the original finder 25.00
  Arrowheads, one a Rose Springs Side Notched who found this one on his  
  (Left side) from the Developmental to Classic  ranch in Harney Co., OR  
  phases, between 600 and 1,600 years old and the (details to buyer)  
  other (right side) a Pinto Basin from the Archaic    
  period, between 2,650 and 8,000 years old    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW69 A nice glossy black dacite Elko Split  Found in 40.00
  Stem arrowhead well flaked on both Pershing Co., NV  
  faces but having a "hooked tip" from    
  an overly aggressive pressure flake    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW76 A semi-translucent, vaguely diagonally banded Found in 30.00
  heavily patinated obsidian Wendover Pershing Co., NV  
  Arrowhead. It's fairly well flaked on both faces    
  and shows pleasant weathering to side A. Side     
  B retains a 10% flat area from the original flake's    
  surface, shown to the right side of photo 6.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW80 A very nice translucent obsidian Humboldt Found in 75.00
  Basal Notched Dart point well flaked on Pershing Co. NV  
  both faces by an advanced knapper and    
  having a slight ancient nick to the tip    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW82 A most interesting opaque black obsidian Beaver-tailed Found in SOLD
  Parman dart point, made on a large flake and retaining Churchill Co. NV 4/20
  50% of the original flake's flat surface on side B. Side A     
  is thoroughly flaked. It shows traces of having been used    
  as a knife blade and retains a small flat section from the    
  original striking platform on the bottom of the base.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW97 A fairly thin opaque obsidian Northern Side Notched Found in 20.00
  Arrowhead having an ancient clip to one side of the base.  Churchill Co., NV  
  Flaking patterns are of the fast & dirty type, although it has 2    
  nice pressure flaking flute channels from the base on one side    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW109 A fairly large, meaty smoky gray obsidian  Found in 150.00
  Humboldt Triangular Knife blade form, crudely Pershing Co., NV  
  flaked on both faces and showing river polish    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW115 A fairly meaty mousy gray obsidian Rose Springs Found in 35.00
  Side Notched arrowhead created by a novice Churchill Co., NV  
  knapper who didn't cover his percussion flake scars    
  very well with follow-up percussion finish    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
BYFW14 An opaque black obsidian Desert Sierra Offered by the original finder 14.00
  Arrowhead from the Classic through who found this one on his  
  Historic phases, between 200 and 700 ranch in Harney Co., OR  
  years old. Flaking is thorough to both (details to buyer)  
  faces, although it does have slight    
  ancient nicks to the barbs, tip and both    
  corners of the base. Priced accordingly    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DAFW665 An attractive horizontally banded Fort Rock, OR 30.00
  obsidian hafted oval knife blade/scraper.    
  The basal stem is anciently broken off.    
  Still a good looking piece    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DAFW676 A nice yellowish-tan and light Malheur Co., OR 50.00
  brown agate Atlatl Valley    
  Triangular dart point    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW58 A very sexy, nicely desert polished opaque black obsidian  Recovered in 250.00
  Humboldt Constricted Base dart point. It has nice parallel oblique Pershing Co., NV  
  flaking patterns to a median ridge on side A and side B is equally       
  well flaked by a very advanced knapper. It has what appears to    
  be a nick to one edge at the centerline (left side in photo 2) but    
  under microscopic examination it was determined to simply be a    
  slight dig caused by an overly aggressive pressure flaking attempt.    
  It's "all there" as it was made and is a very attractive piece    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
BDFW1 A fairly nice mottled gray and off- Found in 30.00
  white chert Cottonwood Leaf, most Navajo Co., AZ  
  likely used as a mini-saw blade    
  judging from the worn serrations    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW66 WOW!... Now this one's been well-used and worked Recovered in 175.00
  down QUITE a bit in ancient times. A pretty mottled blue Churchill Co., NV  
  chert Archaic hafted Knife form well flaked on both faces     
  and having a diagonal crystal inclusion on the bulbous base    
  which weathered away. It has nice desert polishing    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHFW1070 A nice off-white chert Recovered in SOLD
  Humboldt-type dart point Churchill Co., NV  
  having thin reddish-brown by L.L. Valdivia  
  veins    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHFW1071 A semi-translucent black obsidian Rose  Recovered in 18.00
  Springs Corner-notched arrowhead well Churchill Co., NV  
  flaked on side A by a (barely) by L.L. Valdivia  
  intermediate knapper, but retaining about    
  50% of the surface of an earlier    
  percussion flake on side B. It also has a    
  spider bite to the very tip    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW67 A most unusual, fairly broad (for type) black obsidian Recovered in 175.00
  Humboldt Constricted Base dart point made on a large flake. Washoe Co., NV  
  Side A is thoroughly and expertly flaked while less attention    
  was given to side B by the ancient knapper who left 2 areas    
  originally percussion flaked as well as one 5% section of the    
  original flake's surface unworked. (Photo 4) It has a spider    
  bite to the tip, but is otherwise "all there" as it was made    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
FW10 An extremely worked-down gray  Found in 6.00
  mouse obsidian Cascade blade which Napa Co., CA  
  was converted to a probable Graver    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
FW28 A blue-gray dacite Stemmed Drill which  Found in 8.00
  was probably the result of working down Napa Co., CA  
  a fuller knife blade form. It has flaking to     
  a median ridge on both faces and is not a    
  half bad piece, although it appears to    
  have an ancient shear to the very tip    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
FW35 A nice pair of obsidian tools, 1 Recovered from an unspecified 15.00
  uni-faced scraper and 1 Cascade dig site in Northern California 4/10 ON-HOLD mk
  dart point by a UCSF Anthropology  
    professor around 1950  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW63 Niiiiiiice! A fairly thin desert polished black dacite Humboldt Recovered in 150.00
  Constricted Base dart point fairly well flaked on both faces Churchill Co., NV  
  by an almost intermediate knapper. It has a sexy shape to it    
  which makes it quite intriguing. It has good basal grinding all    
  around, which means that this was a very early piece of work    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DFFW2 A nice medium sized pair of obsidian Lake Co., OR SOLD
  Humboldt and Cascade dart points   5/2

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JCFW32 A semi-translucent diagonally banded obsidian Recovered in 50.00
  Humboldt Basal Notched dart point. Thoroughly Churchill Co., NV  
  flaked on both faces, with a missing crystal inclusion    
  pit on side B in the center near the tip. (Photos 4 &    
  5) One basal ear was anciently damaged    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DAGB270 A very meaty and well made dark gray Lane Co. OR 300.00
 

fine-grained Northern Side Notched point.

   
  This is a classic example for the type,    
  showing superior flaking technique and    
  having 2 shallow flutes with the    
  accompanying hafting stops on side B. It    
  also shows signs of desert polish as well. Ex: Cockrell  
  A very desirable item. Stermer COA  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
SLGB7 A very thin reddish  chert leaf knife Found at Hammett, ID 260.00
  blade having sparkling micca inclusions on the Snake river  
  through-out both surfaces, and darker    
  red veins throughout the piece. A real    
  beautiful ancient artifact.    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
SLGB12 A light burgundy-red jasper Shaniko Personal find from 55.00
  stemmed arrowhead having an anciently the Alvord Desert,  
  damaged and re-worked section near Oregon  
  the tip along 1 edge and a slight clip on    
  one corner of the stem. A nicely aged    
  arrowhead having basal grinding    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHFW760 A fairly meaty black obsidian Found by 25.00
  Humboldt Triangular blade having L.L. Valdivia in  
  lighter blue-gray diagonal banding.  Humboldt Co., NV  
  Flaking patterns are thorough but    
  only by an (barely) intermediate    
  knapper. This one shows a slight     
  torque from beveled resharpenings Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
DAFW521 A fairly nice, well flaked Warner Valley, OR 20.00
  obsidian Humboldt dart    
  point/blade    

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
JDFW3 A very nice, attractive, well made and Found in Oregon 120.00
  well used black obsidian Lerma knife    
  blade. It has a slight ancient nick to one    
  edge, just above the centerline, but is    
  otherwise intact. The "new form" this     
  blade has taken from the obvious ancient    
  re-sharpenings is most fascinating, this    
  was somebody's treasured tool for sure    

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