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Tennessee Valley Page - 8/2/17

Little Bear Creek - #2-1

Size: 4 1/2" x 1 3/16".

Provenance: Came from a frame with Tennessee Valley pieces. I can't guarantee piece is from TN, but I feel safe calling the region.

Condition: Super. Great size, really great material (Is this Buffalo River?), and all the fine edge flaking you expect with this great Early type.

Price: $200

Elk River - #2-3

Size: 4 5/16" L x 15/16" W

Provenance: Found in Tennessee Valley.

Condition: Excellent. Blade edges show some minor wear. Extra thin for the type with transverse flaking at a 45 degree angle on one side. Dover with some red/pink. Still very deadly.


Elk River - #2-4

Size: 3 7/8" L x 1" W

Provenance: Tennessee Valley.

Condition: Excellent. Diamond in cross section, but still very thin. I am not extremely well versed on this region's typology, but this one is almost a Little Bear Creek on one side with fine parallel edge flaking while the other side exhibits the 45 degree flaking across the face. I know this much, it is a fine piece.

Price: $125


Benton - #2-5

Size: 4 1/2" L x 1 1/4" W.

Provenance: Found by David Peale in Clay County, Mississippi.

Condition: Super. Made with a short stem. Long and thin. Excellent, variegated material. I am thinking it is Fort Payne.



Stemmed Point - #2-6

Size: 4 1/2" L x 15/16" W.

Provenance: Tennessee Valley.

Condition: Good. Just a long, intact piece.



Two Working End Blade - #2-7

Size: 5 1/4" L x 1 1/4" W.

Provenance: Tennessee Valley water find.

Condition: Super. This is a piece that has grown on me in a very positive way. First, the color is great, and the patination is outstanding. Second, I think this piece was used from both ends. I am sure it was used from the rounded end, and I am confident it was used from the pointy end. I bet you thought I would say the opposite. The rounded end shows use polish like a flint adze.

Price: $150


Pickwick - #2-8.

Size: 3 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide

Provenance: Found in the Elk River drainage in Wayne County, TN.

Condition: Excellent. B/c the base is clipped from 2 sides, I have to believe it was done with a purpose, and not damage. Great diagnol flaking which makes me wonder if this isn't an Elk River type. Great patinated Dover.



Beacon Island - #2-9

Size: 3" long x 1 1/8" wide.

Provenance: Labeled "Wilkens" on the backside, which I assume is the town of Wilkins in Tipton County, TN.

Condition: Excellent. This piece is thin, and twisted on a curved flake. As we all know, this helped the piece spin when fired from a bow (I am kidding!). Nice Dover.

Price: $25


Beacon Island - #2-10

Size: 3 3/8" long x 7/8" wide.

Provenance: Unknown. From a frame of TN Valley pieces.

Condition: Good. Not the greatest material, but it does show age very well. The entire is concave, with the base and tip sitting highest above the middle.

Price: $20


Baker's Creek - #2-11

Size: 3" long x 1 1/4" wide.

Provenance: Found at the famous Crib Mound site. Someone may recognize who the finder is by the tag. It was collected by Chalmer Lynch, and purchased from Chalmer by Kevin Sedgwick.

Condition: Super. I am guessing at the typology. Fair to call it a Late Archaic Stemmed point. It is made very well, with a twisting tip. It is on the thick side, but this does not have any bearing on skillful manfacture. Just made to be thick towards the base, and thins towards the tip. From one of the most famous sites there is.

Price: $50

Copena - #2-12

Size: 4 1/4" long x 1 1/4" W.

Provenance: Unknown.

Condition: Excellent. Material sits in the grey area between Fort Payne and Dover. Brown with blue inclusions. A few minor side nicks. Piece has an overall twist to it.

Price: $50


Mulberry Creek - #2-13

Size: 3 7/8" L x 1 11/16" W

Provenance: Found in Limestone County, Alabama.

Condition: Killer. This is a really great flint. I wish I knew more about this type, b/c I was relegated to reading the label, and then opening up a typology guide. When I did this, I did not see any of this type that appeared even close to this fine. The flaking is superior, creating super straight blade edges. Normally, I like symmetry on a point, but this one has a graceful convex curve to one side that creates a very sharp cutting edge. Every aspect of the manufacture is outstanding, and the material (unknown to me) is nicely colored, translucent in areas, and has a great quartz vein running through it.



Stemmed Archaic - #2-14

Size: 2 13/16" L x 1 7/16" W.

Provenance: Unknown. From a frame of TN Valley pieces.

Condition: Excellent. Hardin like, but I don't think it is. Thickly made. Light, striated Dover.

Price: $25


Stemmed Kirk - #2-15

Size: 2 1/2" L x 1 9/16" W

Provenance: Found in the TN Valley.

Condition: Excellent. Nicely made point with nice blade edges. Highly glossy, hornstone like material.

Price: $Reserved.


Beacon Island - #2-16

Size: 3 1/16" Long x 1 1/8" Wide

Provenance:TN Valley.

Condition: Excellent. Appears to be a water find that is still very sharp and deadly.



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