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    Your Profile Picture/Photo with a Story or explanation, yes kind of like show and tell. Even though Some have posted in the faces to names. An Avatar is like a face, online anyway.

    My current Avatar is a recent find and one of my best ones. I think it's archaic but thought it was woodland at first. A Burlington corner notch from east MO S. of ST. Louis. After a walk and almost back to the car it just was kind of laying there, luckily i had my camera and caught it on film lol. One of the best point's i have found.
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    We probably have an older avatar topic, but figure newer member's would rather post to a newer topic. Thanks for looking and do reply if You get a chance.

  • #2
    My avatar is from a newspaper article about a find I made in my first year of detecting.
    It is a 1551 - 1553 English silver shilling.
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    Here is a link to the story.
    In life there are losers and finders. Which one are you?


    • Hi-Lo
      Hi-Lo commented
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      Fascinating article. Thanks for sharing. 1550"s... Amazing!

    • SeekandFind
      SeekandFind commented
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      What a great find! And thanks for sharing the story!

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    The wolf was an important Native American totem. Just seeing a wolf paw print invokes many emotions.

    This is from
    Wolves figure prominently in the mythology of nearly every Native American tribe. In most Native cultures, Wolf is considered a medicine being associated with courage, strength, loyalty, and success at hunting. Like bears, wolves are considered closely related to humans by many North American tribes, and the origin stories of some Northwest Coast tribes, such as the Quileute and the Kwakiutl, tell of their first ancestors being transformed from wolves into men. In Shoshone mythology, Wolf plays the role of the noble Creator god, while in Anishinabe mythology a wolf character is the brother and true best friend of the culture hero. Among the Pueblo tribes, wolves are considered one of the six directional guardians, associated with the east and the color white. The Zunis carve stone wolf fetishes for protection, ascribing to them both healing and hunting powers.

    Michigan Yooper
    If You Donโ€™t Stand for Something, Youโ€™ll Fall for Anything


    • #4
      My avatar is a hardstone game ball I found up the road. I was standing in a field talking to Farmer Pinkerton about his land, mushroom hunting, and all things manly when I noticed a smooth rock between us. I picked it out of the dirt and said, "Look here, a game ball!". He was more interested in good mushroom spots but it made my day.
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      • #5
        I found this piece earlier this year and when I found it I thought it was a motley. I leaned towards buckcreek after I had time to study on it. Cool topic Josh


        • JoshinMO
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          That's A Beauty, can imagine You drooling picking it up.

      • #6
        Cool thread Josh! My Avatar is a photo of some of my better pieces I have collected. Most of them were mailbox finds but a couple are personal finds. These points display my interest in both Kentucky and Tennessee artifacts.
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        Josh (Ky/Tn collector)


        • #7
          My avatar is a Morrow Mountain from my favorite deer hunting spot. It is a very special place for me for it is only 100 feet from my childhood home. So I was watching my childhood playground, my woods being destroyed some call it development,
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          knowing this was my last time to ever hunt here again. I thought wow if I could just find a point where I have always bowhunted. Got down walked over to development line and the first rock I looked at was it. Gave me a lot of thought about all the changes that have happened here and I'm far from the first to lose this land.


          • 2ndoldman
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            Thanks for sharing your story. That will always be a special find for you. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

        • #8
          Nothing particularly special about this point. Just a nice well made Adena out of Indiana Green. I guess I tend to favor it because it shows off both the type and lithic well.
          I have found a few Adenas and they are in all kinds of sizes and conditions from one of the crudest points I've ever found to near works of art.
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          Good thread Josh.
          NW Indiana


          • #9
            Boy there are some well thought out stories here.
            I think I need to change my avitar . Although growing up in
            S Cal we had so many hummingbirds . They really were my favorite from the little nest to their song and flight .I am and always have been so busy that people tell me I am like a humming bird .
            So there ya go ..
            BUT when I find that big blade I will change it .
            maybe the bobcat ....