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Type: Greenbrier

Age: 9,500 B.P. - 9,000 B.P.

Measurements L. 3-7/8"  W. 1-1/2"

Material:  Brown Dover Chert

Provenance: Tennessee River, Benton Co. Tennessee

Comments: A fine, large example of this early type.  Spectrographic comparison of this point with a Pinetree point (8,000 B.P.) from near the Pinetree type site shows that the Greenbrier type precedes the Pinetree in time.  The Greenbrier point pictured here is an authentic artifact of the Early Archaic Period.  Heavy Tennessee River stain with muscle shell eggs still attached.  This appears to be a first stage Greenbriar with only the first sharpening.  The fine edge work is top notch.  A VERY VERY THIN piece.   The 10th Edition of Overstreet has 2 Greenbriars about this same size, listed from $1500-2500.

Tom Davis C.O.A. included, #49873, dated 6/4/07.  He graded it a "10". 


IR Raman spectrographic included



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Type:  Big Sandy

Age: 10,000 B.P. - 9,000 B.P.

Measurements: L. 2-15/16"  W. 1-1/16"

Material:  Fort Payne Chert

Provenance: East Tennessee.  Ex Rocky Hall

Comments:  This Big Sandy is in very good condition, and exhibits the Leighton base.  The Leighton base from which this one gets its name actually has extra notches in the base below the normal notches.  A dandy!   Side notched points were made from 10,000 B.P. to the late Prehistoric, and are often lumped into very arbitrary subgroups.  Spectrographic dating indicates this point was made in the Early Archaic.  More side notched forms are reported from the Early and Middle Archaic than any other eras. 

Tom Davis C.O.A. included, #52759  He graded it a "9".


IR Raman laser & spectrographic overlay  included

$475  SOLD


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Type:  Clovis (Hazel)

Age:  11,200 B.P. - 10,700 B.P.

Measurements:  L. 2-15/16"  W. 1"

Material:  Camden Chert,

Provenance:  Found by John Trout in the Tennessee River, Humphreys Co., Tennessee

Comments:  A nice full example of this scarce type.  These points were used about as often as knives as they were projectiles, and the side wear on this example is very diagnostic of the Clovis type.  The well defined waist and excurvate upper blade edges are characteristic of the Hazel Clovis sub-type.  Color is river-stained brown.  Has short flutes on both sides.  Because the hafting area is ground very smooth for more than one inch up each side, this one resembles a Clovis-Hazel.

Tom Davis C.O.A. included, #51382.  He graded it a "7".


IP Raman laser and spectrographic overlay including

$650  SOLD


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Type:  Agate Basin point.  A medium size dart/knife form that was longer but has had several resharpenings that reduced its length more than half its original length.  It has a massive impace fracture on one side of the tip partly removed by repointing.

Age:  Late Paleo period, 10,000 B.P.

Measurements:  2-1/4" long x 7/8" widest

Material:  Foraker (Boone) chert, river stained

Provenance: Found below the Kaw Dam on the Arkansas River, Kay Co.,  NE Oklahoma

Comments: Lasered dated at 10,000 yrs B.P. and IR Laser Raman Spectrographic exam completed.   Artifact Authentication by Gregory Perino, dated 10/21/98.

$225  SOLD to Tom


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Type:  Kirk Stemmed

Age:  9,500 B.P. - 8,500 B.P.

Measurements:  L. 4"  W. 3/4"  H. 1-5/8"

Material:  Micro-Fossil and spectrographic analysis indicates Mississippian Formation Chert

Provenance:  from the Kirk Leavesley Collection

Comments:  A beautiful example of this Early Archaic point type.  At some time it was glued to a board, but was successfully removed without damage.  It is large for the type, and in excellent condition.  The Kirk type is found east of the Mississippi River from New England to Florida.


IR Raman spectrograph scan provided



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Type:  Early Archaic Knife Form

Age:  9,500 B.P. - 9,000 B.P.

Measurements:   L. 4-3/4"  W. 1-5/8"

Material:  Burlington Chert

Provenance:  from the Kirk Leavesley Collection; found in Missouri

Comments: This Early Archaic Knife also served as a preform for a point.  Many large early forms were left with the base unfinished as a first stage.  The shafts were all slightly different sizes, being hand made of natural materials.  The base had to be a close fit to function well, so finishing the base was done when the intended use was at hand, insuring that the point could be used on any shaft.  It could be used in hand as a knife until that time.  This is likely a Dovetail.


IR Raman surface scan provided

$175  SOLD


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Type:  Paleo Knife Form

Age:  10,500 B.P. - 9,500 B.P.

Measurements:  L. 4-7/16"  W. 1-11/16"

Material:  Dover Chert

Provenance:  From the Kirk Leavesley Collection

Comments:  A knife form from the Late Paleo Period which  has been associated with several point types.  It has been used and resharpened at least once, which reduced the length very slightly.


$325  SOLD


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Here is a Killer Cobbs Triangular point from the collection of Jeremy Gunn and is from in/around Butler County, Missouri.  2-7/8" long.  Made of the beautifully patinized highly sought-after Mozarkite chert/flint.  Outstanding style and craftsmanship from the Early Archaic period, 8,000-5,000 B.P.  This is a super fine artifact, awesome material, great flaking; at least a grade 7 or 8.

$35  SOLD

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Wyoming McKean Arrowhead.  A Nice point.  Well made on both sides.  1-3/8" long.  Personally found by Kirk Leavesley in Sweet Water County, Wyoming.

$48  SOLD

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A terrific Dalton Point from the collection of Roy Morley, and is from in/around Greene County, Arkansas.  2-13/16" long.  Made of the beautifully patinized, highly sought-after Burlington chert/flint.  Outstanding style and craftsmanship from the Early Archaic period, 10,000-9,200 B.P.  Nice flaking, classic form; unfortunately the tip on t his point has been unprofessionally restored, but still displays very well.

$16  SOLD

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Paleo Cumberland Spearhead "Heartbreaker".  What I believe to be a Cumberland out.  This is a super nice example of workmanship, either anciently broken or may have been used as it was.  It is 2-7/8" long, and 1" wide.  Very thin, and well made out of tan flint found in Tennessee.  This artifact has grinding up both sides indicating that it is indeed a Paleo spearhead.

$22  SOLD

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Unfluted Paleo Point, found near South Salem, Ross County, Ohio.  Measures 3" long x 1-1/8" wide at base.  I am guessing it is Cochocton flint.

$68  SOLD

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Beautiful Scottsbluff point from the collection of Terry Allen, from in/around Benton County, Missouri.  A whopping 3-1/8" long.  Made of the beautifully patinized, highly sought-after Penters chert/flint.  Outstanding style and craftsmanship from the Early Archaic period, 9,500-7,000 B.P.  This is a fine artifact, awesome material, great flaking; at least a grade 7 or 8.

$80  SOLD

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Here is a nice Paleo Beaver Lake spearhead.  This artifact is 2-1/4" long x 1" wide, thin and very well made out of hornstone flint.  This is a nice artifact with grinding on the base, and other than a slight ancient tip nick, in very good condition.

$18  SOLD

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Authentic Cache Blade from Harrison County, Indiana.  Measuring 2-1/4" long x 1-3/8" wide across base.  Perfect.

$26  SOLD

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Authentic  Cache Blade from Harrison County, Indiana.  Measuring 2-1/2" long x 1-3/8" wide across.  Perfect.

$32  SOLD

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Authentic Hellgap, found in Arkansas.  It is 2-1/8" long, ground on the base and up the sides.  From the collection of Rick Stevens.  This Hell Gap is beautiful shades of grays, tans and a white lightning bolt line running through the blade from one side to the other.  Some minor damage that takes away very little from this beautiful piece.

$68  SOLD

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Killer Agate Basin point from the collection of Gary Noel, from in/around Lincoln County, Kentucky.  1-13/16" long.  Made of beautifully patinized, highly sought-after Sanora Hornstone chert / flint.  

$18  SOLD

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This Paleo Point was in the collection of J V Primitives for over 10 years.  It has 2 nicks, one on the base, the other on one of the sides near the tip.  Otherwise a great spear point.  Tip looks almost all there.  Mostly light tan in color with some striations.  Great classic form.  It is an easy restoration.  Measures 2-1/4" long with a slightly tapered base, 1-1/4" at its widest.  An excellent addition to any Paleo collection.  

$24  SOLD

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Arkansas Paleo Dalton variety blunt hafted scraper; may be a Breckinridge Dalton; ultra-fine flaking, light fluting, made from a beautiful high-grade novaculite which is  translucent.

$36  SOLD

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Nice, typical Lanceolate Blade, made of brown fossiliferous Flint; some paleo type percussion flaking, small.  Found in Rhea County, Tennessee.  From the collection of Michael Barr.  Measures 2-15/16" long

$38  SOLD

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May well be Paleo in origin.  It is from Ozark County, Missouri.  Measures 1-7/8" long x 7/8" wide.  Made from an agate, has a pocket of drusy quartz crystals exposed on one side.  


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Rare example of a LARGE Neolithic Flint, triangular polished arrowhead with concave base.  This particular one was created using a thin & flat piece of hard stone.  It is retouched along all the edges on both faces, and is polished on one face.  Dating:  Belongs to the Neolithic Culture (circa 5,000 years ago) and was conceived by Homo Sapiens Sapiens.  Found in Mauritania desert (North Western Africa).  A nice desert patina embellishes this exceptional arrowhead from the Neolithic period.  Very well preserved.  COA by Galerie-Lithique, dated 7/25/08, #N.280138854478

$48  SOLD

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Nice, fluted Suwannee spearhead.  It is 2-5/8" long x 1-1/4" wide; thin and very well made out of hornstone flint.  This arrowhead is fluted on both sides.

$84  SOLD

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Beautiful knife from the collection of James Fleming, from in/around Limestone County,, Alabama.  Measures 2-13/16" long.  Made of beautifully patinized, highly sought -after river-stained Dover chert/flint.  Outstanding style & craftsmanship from the Paleo period, 14,000 - 9,000 B.P.  This is a great artifact, awesome material, great flaking, at least a grade 7 or 8.

$18  SOLD

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An interesting piece out of Warren County, Ohio.   Double fluted, it still has a fluting nipple in the center of the base like a Folsom, crudely made for a Folsom, probably a pelican or other type.  All there, no damage.

$36  SOLD

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Nice Paleo Beaver Lake spearhead.  Measures 2-1/4" long x 7/8" wide; thin and well made out of Dover chert / flint.   This is a nice artifact.  It has grinding on the base and other than a slight ancient tip nick, in very good condition.

$24  SOLD

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Nice fluted Crowfield Paleo spearhead.  Note:  Page 119 in the tenth edition of Overstreet.  This artifact is 2-1/2" long x 1-1/4" wide.  It has grinding on both sides, it is fluted on both sides, and very well made out of hornstone flint.  This one has a spoke shave on it, and one ear has an ancient ding.  It is an outstanding example of the incredible workmanship of the Paleo Indians.

$185  SOLD

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Here is a sweet Dovetail made out of heavily patinated Burlington Chert, with great soil and mineral deposits.  This dovetail measures 3" long.  Great classic percussion flaking on the blade faces with super secondary edge flaking creating super bevels.  It was found in Pike County, Illinois.  The only damage on this point is a minor nick on one tang - could be from modern farm equipment.  A fine dovetail at a greatly reduced price due to the minor damage.

$90  SOLD

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Translucent South Florida Paleo Simpson Paleolithic arrowhead.  Very well developed auricles and a hafting area that has been ground and basally thinned.  Exhibits a very small indentation in the center of the base where a platform existed, showing that an attempt at fluting was made.  Lavender rice grain (gem) agate, polished patinated clear tan & lavender with a touch of orange and some frosting.  Age: estimated 12,000 B.P., Length: 1-13/16", Grade:  7; a very good example of a rare and highly-sought type.

$175  SOLD

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Great Stilwell point from the collection of Terry Allen; from in/around Pettis County, Missouri.  A whopping 3" in length.  Made of beautifully patinized Boon chert / flint.  Outstanding style and craftsmanship from the Early Archaic period, 9,000-7,000 b.p.  This is a super fine artifact, awesome material, great flaking, nice flute on one side, at least a grade 7 or 8.

$65  SOLD

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Authentic Humboldt arrowhead artifact from Lake County, Oregon; Measures 1-1/2" long x 9/16" wide, made of obsidian.  Dates to the Middle Archaic period in the 5,000 B.P. range.  Comes with Jackson Galleries Artifact Authentication dated 6/25/08.

$58  SOLD

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A very nice Hemphill.  Davis COA #37065 dated 2002.  Overstreet has this type dated to 7,000 B.P. and is the little brother of the Dalton Hemphill 1,000 B.P.  Classic concave base and no damage, measures 1-11/16" long x 7/8" wide; white and gray flint.  Found in Cedar County, Iowa by Jerry Stafford.

$42  SOLD

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Base is not ground, shape is not right for a Dalton but grinding is something the Dalton people did a lot of, more than necessary, and this one has none.  Nice looking Paleo; also fluted on one side, made from a dull pink and red Alibates flint; nice flaking even with the small ding on one side.  Measures 1-1/2" long.

$34  SOLD

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Middle to Late Archaic Guilford point from South Carolina, measures 2-1/2" long x 7/8" widest.  A beautiful mustard colored Coastal Plains chert, concave base; could be from the Savannah River Basin, or Allendale County.

$38  SOLD

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Paleo Transitional or mid-Archaic point.  Measures 1-3/16" long x 15/16" wide.  Made of clear quartz-like material with some tan stone still on one edge.  It has a nick on one edge, the base is heavily ground and the grinding extends up the blade edges with a sharp needle tip.  A really pretty little point.  Original owner bought it as a Clovis but wasn't sure so he had a collector friend from Casper Wyoming look at it.  He typed it as a Green River point which is a mid-archaic point, whichever it is - Clovis or Green River - it is a  highly collectible artifact.

$145  SOLD

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Morrow Mountain arrowhead - very colorful purple & tan, maybe Buffalo River Chert.  Measures 2-1/2" long, from Savannah, Tennessee.  Has short, rounded base that is typical for Morrow Mountain points.  A flat and thin piece with a sharp tip and edges.  

$38  SOLD

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Here is a Paleo fluted Clovis spearhead.  It measures 1-7/8" long x 1-1/4" wide, thin and very well made out of hornstone flit.  This arrowhead is fluted on one side, and has a slight ancient tip nick.

$26  SOLD

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Killer Cobbs Triangular point from the collection of Roy Morley, and is from in/around Lafayette County, Arkansas.  A whopping 3-1/2" long.  Made of a beautiful Bailey's chert/flint.  From the Early Archaic period, 9,000-5,000 B.P.  Great flaking.  This awesome point comes with a COA from Baker Authentication, graded at a G7.5.

$35  SOLD

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Beautiful Searcy point from the collection of Roy Morley, from in/around Lafayette county, Arkansas.  Measures 2" long.  Made of beautiful Bailey's chert / flint.  Outstanding style, from the Early-Middle Archaic period, 7,000-5,000 B.P.  Nice flaking, classic form.

$20  SOLD

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Nice Archaic Blade/Tool from the collection of Terry Allen; from in/around Boone County, Missouri.  A whopping 3-13/16" long.  Made of Boone chert/flint.  Dates to the Archaic period 9,000-3,000 B.P.  Nice flaking, classic form.

$48  SOLD


Background information from



Root Clubs were made from root bundles of immature gray birch trees (not war clubs, there was no word for war among this tribal nation) new & old.  Short clubs used to finish off a kill on an injured animal, longer clubs made later to stave off soldiers that had spears as weapons.  They believed they were releasing the spirits of animals & birds from the wood they were carving.  The clubs were also carried in dances and religious ceremonies.

Penobscot Native people in Maine sold off some of their ancestor's clubs, then began making new ones, and re-purchasing the ancient ones, to preserve their Penobscot & Wabanaki cultures.  

UPDATE August 2009 - guess what we found in an antique store in Vermont?  You guessed it - a ROOT CLUB from the Penobscot Indian tribe.  AND that night we checked online and found (and bought) two tiny ones on eBay.  Photos below.  

Prices to follow.

Small club #1 found on eBay, says "Omega in the Woods" and incomplete name N.E. Con...  dated 1935

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Small club #2 found on eBay - SOLD

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Large club found in Vermont, the root top is decorated like a bird's head with beak

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