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  • by Published on 03-31-2014 11:01 PM
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    As the Detroit Museum of Natural History prepared to close its doors after more than a century of operation, packers found a few 'new' discoveries in the process. The most surprising find is a long lost assemblage of Native American or 'Indian' artifacts that researchers say contains some of the rarest and best examples known.


    Six inch fluted points identified as Clovis and Cumberland points, caches of Adena 'Turkeytail' ...
    by Published on 03-10-2014 10:04 AM

    Here is a sequence of photos representing a bison skull I appropriated from the river a few years ago. Everything I show I am sure will be 100% from Cherry County in the sandhills of Nebraska. Most of that will be from the Snake river or riparian zone. If anything, I can give you a small snapshot of artifacts in this area. Of course, I am still trying to figure out what many of these artifacts are and what lithic material they are made of. ...
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    Published on 03-02-2014 09:05 AM
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    both broken, one was drilled with something like a bamboo (hollow reed covered in chert dust) and the other with a drill bit, perhaps of chert (you can see the circular lines. Both these purchased by me some years ago:

    reed drilled:


    same piece:


    and the drilled with bit:


    another view:
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    by Published on 02-25-2014 03:58 PM

    I realized that there is a lot of information posted on El Jobo points, but it was missing from the Typology section, so here goes:

    The El Jobo point was named for a kill site in Falcon State Venezuela involving Pleistocene mammals, and was later dated at Taima-Taima and El Vano. The dates were controversial when they came out, and were largely discredited or ignored because they fell solidly into the pre-Clovis period during a time when Clovis-First was the generally accepted theory for the population of the Americas. They date from 13,500 RCYBP to 12,500 RCYBP.

    Later excavations of similar points at Monteverde Chile have held up better to peer-review, and El Jobo points are no longer automatically clumped into the same basket as Sandia Cave points.

    They are thick bipoints, with ground bases. They are typically well made of very low quality material, even when better quality materials were readily abundant. The material choice might have made them less prone to end snap failures, but that is just a hypothesis of mine. They are extremely thick, and almost look like some of the bone/ivory pins found in Florida.

    Distribution: They are found across Northern South America, and similar points are found in Patagonia in Argentina & Chile.








    by Published on 02-14-2014 11:21 AM

    These are 46 beautiful photographs of the World's remotest Tribes taken by Jimmy Nelson and featured in his new Book "Before they pass away"... Beautiful People indeed...

    Stunning Portraits of the Remotest tribes on Earth ...