Hey Nichole. Thanks for the shout out. Send me your email and I will give you the info you need. Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org. Tehuacana is right. Stopping overnight at the inlaws and then headed back home from colorado tommorow. First time to be able to access the web in 9 days. Ken, found a little point in colorado last week. Made of alibates flint. Should gave a video up on the board soon. Ken, if you ever get time I bet you could write a heck of a story on how flint made it's way across the country through trade. It's just amazing how we find Texas alibates flint from the panhandle out in southern Colorado. Must have been traded numerous times to make it all the way out there.
Thanks Travis. I'll look into it. It's kinda like that post several months back when I was asking about the trade beads.
When we were in Montana three years ago and stopped at one of the Indian jewelry tourist shops, the owner had jars full of glass trade beads that she'd found on their ranch in Wyoming. There were so many that she was actually using them in the clothing they were selling there.
Those same beads are found across the US. Courtesy of Lewis and Clark.
Might go along the same lines with trade in flint and other high quality knapable materials. That would be a highly sought after trade item in areas that were flint poor.
We did see some of the points in Steamboat Springs Colo. and those were crude, poor quality, and barely recognizable as points. I'll bet they would have gladly trades for obsidian or alibate flint.