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Nice! What's the length/width on that? One of the three blades I found on brushy had a twist to it,but not that extreme! Congrats!
R.Y. Hey that blade is about 3 1/2" long and 1" wide. Sure proud of it!
Nice. Have found Darls with the classic twist and some without. I wonder why some were made that way? Nice find. Good length. A real keeper.
GOOD GRIEF..LOOK AT THAT SAND PIT very impressive !
The severe twist on the blade is easy to explain, it's a grapefruit slicing knife .
That base is so distinctive on the little red one ( and the same type upper L of it ? ) it's tempting to call it an EPPS but maybe varients of Kay blade ( ? )
That usual prize winner Bell aint gettin much publicity
Good finds ( including more Manos for the Mano mountain )
Any insects in the two Amber pieces ?
One word for that bad boy, wicked! Congrats & thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the looks,
Hal, I was thinking andice?
Sandman, that is a very nice Gahagan Biface. You can call it whatever you want, but its not a Darl Blade because there's no such thing. The Darl Blade misnomer came about because Gahagan Bifaces were found in close proximity to Darl Dart Points. Darl Dart Points and Gahagan Bifaces overlap in Transitional Archaic ( A.D. 200 ) and the Late Prehistoric ( A.D. 700 ).
A similar situation exists with the Pedernales Dart Points. Some Pedernales points were found on a known Comanche campsite and were labeled " Comanche Points" even though they were made three to four thousand years before the Comanche tribe arrived in Texas.
Id call it darl blade before gahagan. Shapes wrong for a gahagan. Nice find
Its called a sandman point! killer twist!
This fresh norther brought a lot of birds into the neighborhood. I went down in the creek bottom early this morning and shot a pair of Anas platyrhynchos. In different parts of the country they might be called canard francais, English ducks, frostybeaks, ringnecks, red-legs, stock ducks, grey ducks, susies, yellow-legs, curley-tails or green heads. I just call 'em Mallards............. but whats in a name ?
Wow, those duck people REALLY have a serious ID disparity. Aside from the adjustment of names we were talking about, I had noticed years ago that there
are a few Texas points that have some common similarities in other parts of the country but with different names. ( flip through the various regional departments of the Overstreet book )