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    I was walking a field on my property looking for chert to knap. We have a pond that was bulldozed last winter, and I saw a snapping turtle on the surface. I decided to wade in to catch it, but it disappeared before I could catch it. I started to walk back. As I was walking, I looked down, and there on the surface, was a perfect arrowhead. I screamed, danced, said bad words, all in the name of shear joy and excitement. I can't believe I found that on my property off all places! Now I want the whole place plowed and bulldozed! This is my first artifact that I found. I just looked again and it is translucent too!

    My first ever Indian artifact! The other side... Side view.
    Last edited by Kentucky point; 07-11-2018, 09:00 AM.
    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

  • #2
    Wow, that's Awesome! I'd take care of that one.
    http://joshinmo.weebly.com

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    • #3
      That's a good find! Many people hunt a long time and never find something as good as that. I love the insitu! My gut is saying Hopewell on that one, your northern KY right?
      Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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      • Kentucky point
        Kentucky point commented
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        Yes. Carter county to be exact. I thought Hopewell too. I just think it was so weird for it to be sitting on the ground like that screaming, "LOOK HERE DUMMY!" My dad is still in shock, and I am giddy!

      • Kyflintguy
        Kyflintguy commented
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        No doubt! It's never happened to me like that, I'm usually crawling around on my knees begging the spirits to grant me a broke base when I do get to go lol. Good find!

    • #4
      It’s an amazing first find. Congratulations! There is most likely more there.
      My name is Gary. I live in NE South Dakota

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      • Kentucky point
        Kentucky point commented
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        I hope and pray there is!

    • #5
      Now that’s a beautiful point in great condition .
      it happens ... I field walk and if it’s rained like it has that can be the result .
      What a beautiful lithic to boot . I share your excitement .

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      • Kentucky point
        Kentucky point commented
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        We had a terrific cats and dogs downpour that lasted for a half hour last week. I searched the site previously last month, but didn't find anything. I guess the rain revealed it.

    • #6
      Yes that is a killer first point congratulations!

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      • #7
        Hey Kentucky, That's a real nice point and most beautiful lithic material. Congrats
        Michigan Yooper
        If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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        • #8
          Simply highlight and cut the url address of this thread and paste it within your post to that thread.
          Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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          • Kentucky point
            Kentucky point commented
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            Forgive me, I have no clue what a URL is. Is it the thing that begins with, https?

          • Kyflintguy
            Kyflintguy commented
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            Yep that's what I meant. Highlight, cut and paste to your post. If you have trouble I'll do it for you no problem.

          • Kentucky point
            Kentucky point commented
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            I am so sorry, but I believe you will have to. I don't know the difference between a computer monitor and a washing machine. (Very strange this day and age!)

        • #9
          Right on man! That’s a wicked cool blade! Great pics too. Congrats awesome find!
          call me Jay, i live in R.I.

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          • Kentucky point
            Kentucky point commented
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            Yes, very cool! It is also still sharp, and pointy. It could definitely take down a deer today. (Not that I would with it)

        • #10
          Congratulations!!! Better make sure everyone at home is okay with the bull dozer idea! LOL

          Von

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          • Kentucky point
            Kentucky point commented
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            Probably not, but it is still up for consideration... (evil laugh).

        • #11
          Thats a great point! Flawless chert! Keep looking after a rainstorm. You will probably find more and quite possibly...a paleo point!!! Thats my great white buffalo! Ive hunted for over 10 years and I have yet to find one.

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          • Kentucky point
            Kentucky point commented
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            Don't worry man, sooner or later you will!

        • #12
          Nice find
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          • #13
            Sweet point man

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            • #14
              My guess based on its size is it may have been a knife.
              call me Jay, i live in R.I.

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              • Kentucky point
                Kentucky point commented
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                I thought knifes were bigger. My point is only 2 1/2 inches long. If it was a knife, because of its size, would it have been used for just regular cutting? Or was it used on the warpath for combat? I have seen a few knifes you made that have a short blade.

            • #15
              Great 1st arrowhead! Should always be special! My story goes... when I had been a little kid (and yes, young boy, mind you, because you may judge a little later on... lol), I found what my memory serves me as a "blue" one I instantly cherished, despite maybe being a bit chipped or broken (think I can recall being a bit disappointed about that, too, but at least think I had got over that part). That is, until, I overheard talk on my Dad having "planted" it or something to that effect, and - I guess out of principle, as I wanted this to have been MY find - in a fit pitched it out into the yard somewhere, as the story goes. Shoot, I can't remember, but my Dad still claims he never did plant that for me, and I found it all on my own. Never got into the hobby again until last year, but have been killin' it playing catch-up since (feel free to check out some pics within my previous posts)!

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              • Pointdexter
                Pointdexter commented
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                That's great, man (or, young man? lol), and I'm sure by the time you're my age (late thirties), if you keep it up, you could easily - apparently especially in Kentucky - to amass a collection whereas mine would pale in comparison (my centerpieces include a beat up bannerstone and piece of pendant/gorget I'm quite proud of, though), though I plan on keeping it up, too

              • OnewiththewilD
                OnewiththewilD commented
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                Not an arrowhead, Wayyyy to big for an arrow, and too big for an atlatl, doesn’t look like a spear point, width,length, thickness...knife.

              • Pointdexter
                Pointdexter commented
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                Gotcha - I'm still in the habit of referring to a flint Indian artifact as an arrowhead. Layman's talk is all, like who I'm used to talking to.
                Thanks for the educational tidbit - I had thought maybe these were more like spear points, but can now see what you're saying.
                Last edited by Pointdexter; 07-11-2018, 10:18 PM.
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