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This thing is razor sharp still

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This thing is razor sharp still

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festus Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 12:25PM

Fossil can you give any possible info?

I found this at work,it was approx 15inches deep.
An excavator clearing topsoil fluke-ily unearthed
it without damaging it.From books i have looked
at its somewhere between 500&5,000 years old lol.
festus Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 12:29PM

And for all you sicko's,no thats not spunk on the
yardstick haha
brokntoad Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 12:42PM

that big... it must be a spear tip. Where do you find it?
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 12:42PM

Not spunk maybe, just a smudge to show where you measure up?
festus Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 12:47PM

Lol Blax,good one

Toad it was found 3 miles east of Ft.Saskatchewan
Alberta,Canada which is just north east of Edmonton.

Yeah i figure its a big game arrow or small spear
for buffalo,elk,moose etc...
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 12:52PM

It's pretty big for an arrowhead. The rock I mean, not the smudge. smiling
smiley
brokntoad Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 12:58PM

I would guess that it is from a Blackfoot spear. It is too big to be an arrowhead. Nice find!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 01:56PM

good call toad...i concur.
age is really tough to call though on "heads", but i would definitely check the area hard. take a box screen and dig to around 3 foot deep, sifting (if not to wet). mark off a 1ox1o area with stakes and string and move another 10 foot and try again. if you're lucky(very) you could stumble on a cache
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 02:00PM

I'm on lunch right now, but when i get off I'll do some checkin on the inhabitants of the area. it could be a eskimo head also. they did some serious cruising around.
are there any glaciers nearby?

as for the smudge, i'm guessing it's not very old...:~}
brokntoad Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 02:57PM

Sarsi and Cree lived close to the area but the Blackfeet dominated that territory. I doubt that Eskimos traveled that far south.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 07:43PM

spearheads are also worth a helluva lot more than arrowheads. i would value it at a wholesale cost of 50-$60.00/inch. if it was flint(which it looks like granite or stone of some sort, hard to tell for sure from pic.) it's worth upwards of $100.00/inch.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 08:21PM

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fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 09, 2006 09:55PM

a little research revealed to me that this could be older than the cree and blackfoot tribes. try this museum for a visual verification. i think this could be a bit more of a significant find.

[greatcanadianrivers.com]
festus Report This Comment
Date: September 10, 2006 02:47AM

Thanks for the help FossilNigger lol :p
(I really do appreciate it,I just can't help acting stupid)

Thanks for your insight too fuct-up-frog :p
(put same bracket comment as Fossils' here)
Nigel_Knowitall Report This Comment
Date: September 10, 2006 03:42AM

Even thou' it is red, it can still be flint, because flint will under certain conditions pic up metal ions from the surrounding earth. The fact that is still razor sharp idicates that it is flint. Nice find, treat it respecfully!
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: September 10, 2006 08:53PM

true, but flint is a bit more opaque than this pic appears
festus Report This Comment
Date: September 11, 2006 01:03AM

The other side has alot of black speckles on it if
that helps determine flint or not.I dun fuggin know
smiling
smiley
brokntoad Report This Comment
Date: September 11, 2006 02:30AM

Have someone local check it out. Warning tho... if it is something significant they will be shutting you down while they do some diggin themselves.