A Colorado Folsom Point and the Shadows on the Trail Quadrilogy
Figure one - Side B of the Colorado Folsom. Note that the flute originating at the tip of the point. John Branney Collection. I have been fascinated with Folsom artifacts and the Folsom People for most of my life. Ever since I saw my first Folsom point in person, I have dug through all the information I could find about the mysterious Folsom People and their artifacts. What I found was that they don't call the Folsom People mysterious for nothing. Beyond the artifacts and the few campsites…
One of my favorite awls / engravers. I surface found this .9 inch long tool on a 'postage stamp sized site' in Morgan County, Colorado on November 7, 1987. Most of the artifacts I have collected on this site are late Prehistoric, although I have found some Middle Archaic, as well. Petrified wood is the material.
This knapper was notch crazy! I don't know if he or she lost count or what. 😁 1.3 inch long probable Washita arrow point from the Upper Republican prehistoric culture. Surface found on private land in northern Colorado. Material is quartzite or silicified sandstone. Age around AD 1000. John Branney Collection.
When Arabia was green: Lush grasslands helped early man make leap out of Africa
A prehistory professor has unearthed evidence that the Arabian Peninsula played a pivotal role in the evolution and migration of our species across the planet, and that the arid desert was once a lush green habitable landscape. Rock art in the Arabian Peninsula [Credit: Palaeodeserts Project] Michael Petraglia is no stranger to the hot, dusty and physically demanding business of unearthing the secrets of our distant past in some of the more inhospitable places on Earth. So it came as a…
Projectile Point Image Gallery
Turkey Tail - Late Archaic and Early Woodland (3000-100 B.C.) Turkey Tail spear point or knife. Turkey Tail points have a wide geographic distribution and are found across much of the Great Lakes and Midwest regions, in portions of New York, Connecticut, and into southern Ontario. They are extensively distributed across the landscape from floodplains to the uplands. Collection of the Illinois State Museum ISM Accession #: 802599
1.9 inch long Folsom dart point surface found on private land in Baca County, Colorado. Made from a very pretty petrified wood. Age is between 10,900 to 10,200 years old. John Branney Collection.
Why Do Archaeologists Call Arrowheads Projectile Points?
Arrowheads are the most identifiable archaeological artifact in the world, the triangular tips of arrow shafts used for hunting and warfare.
Sale Highlight! This artifact is nearly perfect in every respect! 2 1/4" Paleo Eden - Idaho - Sterme | Art, Antiques & Collectibles Collectibles Culture & Ethnicities | Online Auctions
Sale Highlight! This artifact is nearly perfect in every respect! 2 1/4" Paleo Eden found in Southern Idaho made from beautiful Semi-translucent Moss Agate. Ex. Boyd Parnell, Robert Walls Collections. Comes with a Stermer COA. From the collection of Gordon Erspamer.