We gotta gullywasher, So I headed out back to hunt the banks of the creek while the creek was still running hard and it paid off! A local collecter that held it claims its a unfluted clovis and wanted it....but we couldnt agree on a price so Im keeping it for awhile. the camera does this blade no justice at all. its sweet! I at first thought it looked diffrent from my usual AB's its thin, good grinding, and some fine lateral flaking . it has a tiny flea bite on the very corner of one side of the base, other than that its good.
06-15-2010 09:38 PM
Congratulations on a rare find. It is fine.
Congratulations Charlie! That's a really nice find. Very well made too. What made the local collector think that it's an unfluted Clovis?
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Post-Clovis, IMHO. Nice, though : )
Im not clear on what he based his opion on it I was just glad to hear the word clovis. (Is it not a clovis?) Ive had allotta difrences of opion with this Guy on my finds but this was the first time it went my way. what would you type it? could it be AB??? now I gotta know..
missouri angoustura point IN MY OPINION !! BUT VERY NICE !!! CONGRATS !!!!
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With that basal grinding I think Ango is the right call. Very nice. If he's offering $400 or more I'd consider letting it go. Unless you are set on keeping it, of course.
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Sweet looking point Charlie. I wish I could find points like that out behind my house. lol
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My answer would be no ...not Clovis.
Originally Posted by Charlie B
By the appearance of the base I can see where some are calling it an Ango, however from the picture I do not see any oblique flaking ...an Ango attribute.
Kind of a tweener between Ango and AB.
A second look:
Upon looking at the pictures again it appears there could be some oblique flaking so perhaps it is an Angostura.
I would like to see the flaking on the other side (looking down at the surface).
Last edited by SmokyHill; 06-16-2010 at 12:54 PM.
clovis or not still a fine looking point!