Good Week on the Hill. I pulled the drill out yesterday at noon after cleaning up a bit. I have never seen one like it... Have any of y'all got an idea on what it is ? The 5 1/2 inch knife blade came out last wednesday One of the regular guy's, Kelly, pulled it out. Still lookin for his brother. The rest are cleaned up points from last week or first time seen here. All found in Liberty Hill. Enjoy the Photos. Kris
WOW great finds.
My guess is a Castroville drill. Any unbroken drill is a special find, that base had a really good hand hold.
No guess on the blade type but the way the base area is modified seems to suggest the hafting you describe.
I would call the top piece in the 5th pic down a unique item....the sharp angle on the non pointy end is too
severe for a drill and the size is wrong for a barb..
so it's a _ _ _ _ _
I think We got our second whole Martindal out of the camp yesterday. Third Pict up from bottom still dirty on a rock on the right. Very distictive butt. If not Martin ??? I've got no other guesses. What do Y'all think ?
Thanks Jayradd, We are still not agreed on the type of that one either. We are open to suggestions. Everyone who has seen it in person calls it the same thing... Sweet point ! We would love to see another just like it come out this week. Happy hunting
The knife in your pics looks to be a CIBOLO early-late archaic, 7500 - 3500 B.P. "Description: A medium to large size knife form, having a very short, square stem. Shoulders are slight to tapered and most examples have recurved blade edges. Points exibit random percussion flaking, with edge pressure flaking and most examples are high quality. Named by Sam Williams in 2008." Look on page 576 in the 11th edition of Overstreet ID and price guide.
hope it helps
Ben O. Hodges