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Spiro Page

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Item # 9

Item # 10

1" Agee made of Novaculite, from the Spiro Mounds

Sold at the Prehistoric Art Auction, March 11th, 2004. Ex Robert E. Bell & Earl Townsend Collections

Item # 11

1 5/8" Edwards from Spiro, very rare

Item # 12

1 1/2" "Spiro Serrated", Reed Springs Chert, one of 7 in a cache from the Spiro Mound site, LeFlore Co., OK.

Item # 13

1 5/8" Morris point from Spiro

Sold at the Prehistoric Art Auction, March 11th, 2004. Ex Robert E. Bell & Earl Townsend Collections

 

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Item # 24

Item # 29

This is an unusual blade, even for Spiro. It looks more like a digging tool than a knife.
It was obviously hafted in the midsection. The tip looks like it has taken a beating,
with a few impact fractures that have been resharpened over a few times.
They didn't have much agriculture at Spiro, mostly hunting and foraging,
maybe this was used to dig roots or something.
Definitely a favorite of mine... it is just odd enough to fit in my collection.
It is 9 1/2 inches long, 2 inches wide and almost an inch thick, made of some great banded Kay County Chert.
It was found in 1957 by Carl Clevenger, an amateur archaeologist,
one of the founding members of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society
and Arkansas Archaeological society.

 

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