These are what is left of my brother-in-laws collection who passed away years back. He was definetly a dedicated digger. His collection has been picked thru over the years, but I am sure proud to have what is left. He mostly dug the Nueces out by Montell and some on the Sabinal river.
Some good flint there Sandman. The point in question does have the general appearance of a Zephyr, however, the base does not look like it is ground and smoothed. I can't really see in the picture if it has alternate beveling either. Of an interesting note, two different ID guides that I have looked at, concerning the age of the Zephyr, are in dramatic contradiction to each other on the age. Not really surprising because there is still so much to learn in this field.
One ID guide has the Zephyr dated as 200-700 yrs. AD.
The other ID guide has it dated 6000-9000 yrs. BP.
Anyone out there have any experience on pulling one of these out of a context with any other datable artifacts above, below, or in the same strata?
At first glance I was thinking Zephyr, but it did not show any base grinding and no beveling. Does anyone know what material the perd is made from? Pedernales Pink? Thanks for the looks and comments!
Sandman, sorry but I don't have a positive answer for the material on the Perd. Perhaps someone else can give you an ID on that. What are you calling the point in the 5th
Andrew, thanks for your responce. I appreciate it.
Because we have so many Zephyrs in my part of Tx I will pass on some of the info I have found from my digs. From what I have found it looks like the Zephyr was what came before the Darl and after the Dalton. The older the Zephyrs get the more they will look like the Dalton (longer and more ground base). I would say this one is a early Darl. I hope this help.