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    Unknown indian point from Upstate New York

    Howdy folks, this is my first post and I'm happy to be here.

    I have a point that a friend sent to me some years ago. He told me he found it when he was a kid (1950's) near his home in Upstate New York. It is 3" long, 1 3/8" wide and made from a homogenous gray flint/chert of some sort. I have no other information on it, perhaps one of you guys might have at least an idea of what it might be.

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    Welcome. I'm sure someone from your area of the country will come along and offer their opinion soon.
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    Nice point, I'm betting it's a Normanskill, which to me look like variants of Brewertons. Here's a link to Ritchie's NY Guide for comparison.
    New York State Museum - Projectile Point Type Collection

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    Quote Originally Posted by MondoLithic View Post
    Nice point, I'm betting it's a Normanskill, which to me look like variants of Brewertons. Here's a link to Ritchie's NY Guide for comparison.
    New York State Museum - Projectile Point Type Collection
    Great link, thanks! This point certainly fits the general description of the Normanskill, although a bit longer than the average length stated. Now, I wonder what sort of rock it might be?

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    If i were to guess the material would be either normanskill chert or onandaga chert
    "Even a rock will crumble if you strike it night and day, if hammer I must, I'm gonna get through your crust, gonna chip that stone away..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlitzKrieg721 View Post
    If i were to guess the material would be either normanskill chert or onandaga chert
    Thanks. I'm not familiar with the stuff from the East Coast at all.

 

 

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