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Can anybody tell me what this is?I found this point recently on a dig and I can't find anything in the overstreet book.It came from a site that's produced 6 clovis's and this was 18 inches below the clovis dirt.It's 4 inches long and heavy patinated.It was in a different color of dirt also.All that the pro's there could tell me was they don't know what it is but it's very old.
It might've been possible that the dirt in the area was turbulated by erosion at some time in the past. If the site is near a creek/river or in a low area surrounded by higher topography, then it's possible that things got mixed up before being recovered again. The rounded base sure look's Archaic to me though & 'ears' didn't appear until that time also.
Beneath a clovis layer....possibilities are endless. Perhaps the longlost "pre-clovis" site has been found.
If in fact there was no terrain change or hole dug in the clovis layer to bury this lil guy, it could be the discovery of the decade.
I'd believe more information could be useful in identifying the point. Perhaps the county in which it was found, and any other items of interest that came out of the same layer. (hearth rock, shell, other rock types, etc.)
Yes sir, It was found in Bastrop County Texas. The Colorado River is 150 feet below the site,so I don't think it's been flooded.I haven't found anything else of interest in that layer,not even rock. I'll check and see if anybody has found anything in that layer. The layer it was found in is that orange clay type soil.Most of the points have been found in the brown dirt and the sandy area. There's been a lot of agate basins found and a little bit of everything has been found there.
Todd, did you find it with Bob? If you did, I have been 3 times to that dig since Nov.
Yes I did. I've only been twice and found some really great points. But he didn't even know what this one might be. You know the area it was found?. How did you do there?
The dirt out there has been pushed back and forth repeatedly for at least a hundred years. I found a Dr. Pepper can two feet below a Bulverde not long ago. Great stuff there however.
The point kind of looks like an Alberta which is early archaic. Maybe a Dawson? I'm no expert on Texas pts though.
I suspect the maker of your point was in the ADENA family tree. Adenas were very widespread outside of TX, if you dont like what you see on page 517....try EC, page 335
Your not going to like the age !
Todd, I know that I have found alot of civil war stuff right next old, old points out there. That dirt has been moved around alot so I wouldn't get my hopes up about it. But you have a nice point for sure! I posted all my finds since nov. under bastrop finds. Check em' out...
It certainly has the dawson shank, but the width is the only thing bothering me, as it dose not look resharpened. You can always send it to Dwain, as it's probably worth papering anyway. Great Find.
That's what I like about this site. All the help and information that is given here.
I called my wife and had her look up the pages that SH gave (because she kept the new overstreet and sent me the old one)and she said it does look like an Adena or Dawson.I'm not disappointed at all.I'm still pretty new to digging and still get excited when we find broken pieces.Heck,I pick up choppers that everybody else throws down.
I think I will send it to Dwain just to see what he says.
Thanks a lot for the information.
Travis, email me. I'd like to see your points and civil war stuff from Bastrop.I seen some of the points on here but this computer shuts me out of this site all the time so I have short periods to get on here.
Hey Todd,Hope your ahving a good evening. Here's my email firstname.lastname@example.org