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  • Three different bead caches (and a Photobucket warning.)

    I am cleaning up and downloading old pictures on my photobucket account. As many of us experienced a while back they stopped hosting photos for forums which broke many picture links, but when not enough people decided to upgrade to an expensive membership, they decided to cap your storage of old pictures. If you have more than a certain number of pictures your pictures could be deleted on January 15th, if you are someone who just dumped their camera files on there like I did, you should either pay the ransom or download and move the files.

    Here are some of the pictures I am downloading and moving vs paying them.

    These are from a site that was excavated many years ago (early 1900's), but with probes you can still find some undisturbed areas (around rocks, under spoil piles, etc.)

    Here is cache one with the bead spill and part of a gorget poking out.

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    Interestingly enough the large gorget has two little holes started, but not finished. I guess they weren't symmetrical, and then holes were redrilled down and over a bit.

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    This is how I usually displayed beads and necklaces, wrapped around a pot from the same site. It keeps the cache together.
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    Cache two was found a couple of feet away, but probably wasn't a single necklace. (It might have been in a basket or bag.) The animal effigy beads are pretty cool, some of them have been worn and redrilled, others appear to be unused. There was a small male figurine, and a couple of bone tools found with group.



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    The tools and the crude figure. It's a seated male, with his elbows on his knees showing off his equipment. It probably took the maker about 3 minutes to make, but there are a lot of fertility figurines on these sites.
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    Here is the frog effigy, and one of my buddies working a hole next to mine.

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    A cleaned up view of the some of the beads.
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    An heirloom piece with holes worn through and repaired.
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    The miniature jade celt. Translucent.
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    • Jethro355
      Jethro355 commented
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      Holy smokes...tiniest Celt ever!

  • #3
    Cache three was found many years prior to the first two at the same site. Pre cheap camera days, so only pictures are post find.

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    • #4
      Absolutely outstanding.
      Your warning is very appropriate. I have seen far too many posts that had tons of comments yet all of the pictures were missing because the posting members did not pay for the storage when Photobucket originally started charging.
      Bruce
      In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?

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      • #5
        Thanks for sharing those, I know it's South of the wall but what country and period? Always enjoy seeing your finds, you must have a tremendous collection.
        Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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        • #6
          That stuff is fantastic, I can only hope to find some figurines and beads like that.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by gregszybala View Post
            Thanks for sharing those, I know it's South of the wall but what country and period? Always enjoy seeing your finds, you must have a tremendous collection.
            These are all from Venezuela. There was always a pretty big contingent of Hoosiers there in the 70’s & 80’s because Ford, GM, Dana, Bendix, GE and lots of other US companies pulled management from factories in Indiana and sent them there, which is how I ended up there as a kid.

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            • #8
              Unreal...Those are epic finds! Are you sure that's a male effigy? It looks like a deranged teddy bear. Those beads and gorgets are killer! You are one lucky man to dig there!
              "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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              • #9
                Museum quality artifacts !

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                • Lindenmeier-Man
                  Lindenmeier-Man commented
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                  I don’t think I’d go Venezuela now...Per Margaret Thatcher, “ Socialism works, right up until you run out of other people’s money!”

              • #10
                STUNNING! Lucky Guy!!!
                Professor Shellman

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                • #11
                  Wow very nice artifacts .

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                  • #12
                    Outstanding artifacts Joshua thank you for sharing these with us. My jaw just droped when I saw these.
                    TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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                    • #13
                      All I can say is WOW! That is truly amazing. What are those shells on that last blue background, at the top drilled holes on each one. They look like backwards C's that are different sizes ? Thanks for the warning on photobucket as well. I have some photos there but only copies. I can't say that I'm sorry their company kicked the bucket, pretty underhanded how they treated their users. They messed up a lot of sites. Thanks for the Info and the SHOW.

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                      • #14
                        Those effigies make my pulse quicken...you have some fascinating finds there, C...color me impressed.

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                        • #15
                          That’s just amazing . I have never seen anyone find anything like this in the US personally .
                          Very lucky man .

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