dad found this big blade in the top three inches, im thinking that it was probably a bigger blade that went through heavy resharpening or bilateral repair. if you know what it is, or was i really appreciate any help.
I've heard many times blades called a projectile point name, followed by blade. For example Ensor blade, butthey look nothing like the point after which I assume they are named. Is there a blade reference book ou therethat I could pick up ? Just wondering and btw it may be a darl blade but I don't know what that is so I can't be sure. Thanks
As Douglas said, similar looking artifacts found in the Coryell, Bell, Williamson County area are commonly called “Darl Blade” by collectors. In my own personal digging experience in Kendall Co, I have never seen Darl occupation. It might occur sporadically in the Northeast edges of the county, but seems to disappear very quickly southwest of Travis Co.
There is an unnamed, thin, concave based, long and narrow, triangular biface that is similar in shape to “Darl Blade”, found in association with (at least, maybe others) Scallorn arrow points. Based on one of the picture of your finds, my guess is your artifact is a much resharpened example of this Biface.
Do you find any Transitional Archaic types (Ensor, Frio, Fairland, Darl) at your site?
Ensor points are found occasionally here but there are a lot of frio, and maybe only five darls ever. We also find many scallorns in the layer the blade came from so this may in fact be the unnamed blade you speak of. What exactly is your source on this blade? I'd like to make a comparison from the pictures
Hey Hal, I got one for you, You asked do you guys go tippy toeing around the dig site. My friend has a camp site on his place that has never been dug.He has found points on top of the ground over the years one very nice blade. He is not a digger I am so i started digging. Dig soil 4-6 feet deep (sand) then you hit clay. First dig day found several brokes 3 to 4 inches down and 1 whole paleo drill. Next dig took it all the way down to clay found 6 points. I still cant see how you guys in the hill country do it all that **** rock ****es me off.