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Post by Minimalist » Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:47 pm

Hey, Columbus stumbled across America while looking for China. Puts you in good company.
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Post by Frank Harrist » Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:01 pm

Minimalist wrote:Hey, Columbus stumbled across America while looking for China. Puts you in good company.
If you consider Columbus good company. :roll:

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Post by Minimalist » Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:20 pm

Shit...I always wanted to get lucky, too.
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Post by Roberto » Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:57 pm

http://members.aol.com/artgumbus/lithic.html

Charlie, here's a reference for Mike Price for identification of Projectile Points.

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Post by Minimalist » Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:09 pm

That's a useful reference site.
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Post by Minimalist » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:25 pm

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Looks pretty small for a spear point, Charlie (unless you have really BIIIGGG hands.) And of course there was no arrow-making at the time and they weren't supposed to know about atlatls....so.....what do you think?
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Post by Cognito » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:46 pm

Looks pretty small for a spear point, Charlie (unless you have really BIIIGGG hands.) And of course there was no arrow-making at the time and they weren't supposed to know about atlatls....so.....what do you think?

Yeah, I think, because it's not symmetrical, it was probably used as a knife.

Overall, though, I think sizes of projectile points changed with climatic changes, and ultimately the local game available for food. It's weird though, because the Hueyatlaco unifacial points are small, but they were found in mammoth remains
Hey Charley, that 2.5" point is a paleo lancelet point. I have a beautiful one in my collection that was made from chalcedony. I have to agree that they were used as knives since arrowheads and atlatls were not in use at that time. I'll get you a pic as soon as the batteries on my camera are recharged ... they fell victim to a soccer game.
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Post by Minimalist » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:49 pm

Yeah, I think, because it's not symmetrical, it was probably used as a knife.

That's not a knife..... THIS

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is a knife!
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Post by Cognito » Sun Nov 05, 2006 7:51 pm

OK, a diminutive knife already! :shock:
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