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    Interesting Artifacts from far west. Found in 1950’s on private ranch property
    Found many years ago in extreme North western Nevada near a Paleo site. Arrow shaft /Atlatl shaft straightener ? Found many years ago near Paleo site area. Believe it’s a Spedis Fishtail point. Only one like it in my collection Crescent found in same Paleo site area of NV.
    Last edited by Sage hen jack; 05-25-2019, 12:19 AM.

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    The last point looks like it is olive colored and translucent, looks like some of the tecktites (sp) we find if it is that would be a very unusual find. You have some other nice points also. Most likely you know you have a crescent also.

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    • #3
      Those are nice artifacts

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      • #4
        I don’t know much on your rock but the points are great finds, welcome from Georgia

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        • #5
          Awesome finds, I found some relics in the Tonopah area several years ago, so much land to cover and so many great relics!

          How thin is the point you are calling a Spedis?

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          • #6
            Clovisoid. Haven’t measured its thickness, but It’s thin and finely worked on both sides. Offhand I’d say it’s about 3/16” at its thickest section. I have quite few Paleo Artifacts, maybe couple other Spedis points. This is only point in this type form in my collection

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              We like Paleo maybe you can share some in a different forum where all can see. This section is the welcome to the forum.

          • #7
            Beautiful artifacts, SageHen...and a cool name too.👍👍

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            • #8
              Welcome to the site Sage Hen. Great introduction!
              Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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              • #9
                Very nice and also welcome from Georgia!!

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Sage hen jack View Post
                  Clovisoid. Haven’t measured its thickness, but It’s thin and finely worked on both sides. Offhand I’d say it’s about 3/16” at its thickest section. I have quite few Paleo Artifacts, maybe couple other Spedis points. This is only point in this type form in my collection
                  Spedis is still a bit of a question mark for me. The original typology came from local collectors and describes a range of points from the Columbia River. I think type guides have gotten ahold of it and made it a much broader style of point.

                  When I see points like the one you have posted I tend to think they fit somewhere in the Western Stemmed Tradition. Whatever you call it, it's a very eye catching relic.

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                  • #11
                    Yes Clovisoid thanks for the input! I’m with ya. They are occasionally tweaking typology on some of these far west points . The OS guide description of the Spedis #1 variant is close to describing the characteristics. The photo #19 of Spedis #1 variant on the Overstreet web site that looks close to my point -but my point is much more refined and it does have slightly more defined shoulders -as it contracts from the blade that —it does give the stem almost an Scott’s bluff -Western stem appearance but it’s got that little concave/notched stem base. I Lean a little towards a Windust variant— Boy Howdy—some points are just tuff to pin down!! Thanks again my friend. This is what makes it fun👍
                    Last edited by Sage hen jack; 05-28-2019, 08:23 PM.

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