Archaeology Finds: Miscellaneous Points, Adze, Etc.
The shared artifacts were found locally by Hunter Duffield.
Hunter has been surface collecting in the Montoursville area and Dick Snyder called me and asked that I give him a hand. So let’s look at the pictures.
Picture 1 is a couple of Archaic points the slight corner notching on the right might be a Brewerton or Brewerton like.
Picture two contains a broken drill (bottom center) two different strike-a-lites or ovate (center grey right side black chert) I see a mini ball civil war type bullet in the upper right hand next to a possible game stone game ball.
Greg, I know what you’re saying “I have one that looks just like it”. You also must consider where the ball was found. It may in fact just be a naturally rounded stone but used in a village setting as a game piece. There is a Levanna (3 point arrowhead) in the right hand lower. There is debitage and what may be a broken point. Looks like some pottery as well and a few net sinkers (notched flat stones.)
Picture 3 looks to me like an adze (woodworking tool) I can see that the blade is off-center and I do not believe this is natural. I’ll have to see it up close. Is the last picture the suspected adze? If it is, it looks natural in that picture.
The gold wire piece is probably a gift shop piece. It defies any Northeast typology that I know of.
Thanks all and please feel free to share your opinions on the artifacts above