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Tennessee Valley Page - 3/13/18

Crazy Material Adena - #2-1

Size: 3 13/16" L x 1 1/2" W.

Provenance: TN Valley.

Condition: Excellent. There is a splotch of caramel on the piece that looks just like Carter Cave, and there is a splotch blue/black/green thta looks just like Sonora. There are swirls of multiple other colors, and I can't figure it out. Is there a petrified wood variety from the region? I know that this piece is a personal favorite, and I guarantee it is one of the first grabbed at in any frame. It's all about the 3 M's: Material, Material, Material.


Little Bear Creek - #2-2

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

Provenance: TN Valley.

Condition: Super. Again, I am thinking I have missed the typology on this piece. The base is heavily ground. As you move above the base, fine serrations and edgework all the way to the tip. Should mention the tip, b/c the old timers used to call them "blood tips" when there was a red splotch in the area. Legend says that the prehistoric maker's did this with a purpose. I disagree, but a good conversation starter, and cool feature. Guessing this is Early Archaic. Someone from the area please educate me.


Adena - #2-3

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

Provenance: McNairy County, TN. Jerry Dickey COA dated 5/6/2003.

Condition: Super. Jerry calls this Fort Payne. I would call it Dover, and with some extra color that would be the result of patination. A very big piece that is also well made showing excellent secondary edge chipping that Jerry refers to as re-sharpening.



Boggy Branch - #2-4

Size: 3 1/16" L x 1 3/8" W.

Provenance: South East.

Condition: Super. I think this is Coastal Plains Chert, but we are way outside of my expertise both for type and material. Well made with fine serrations.



Stemmed Point - #2-5

Size: 5 3/16" L x 1 1/4" W.

Provenance: Tennessee Valley.

Condition: Excellent. Edge flaking leads me to believe this is an Archaic piece. Maybe in the Benton family? What I do know is that it is a huge point, and should sell quickly.



Dalton - #2-6

Size: 3" L x 1 11/16" W.

Provenance: Florence County, Alabama.

Condition: Excellent. Some dings, but overall still great condition. High grade flint that I think is called Bangor that is somewhat hingy. It almost has qualities of Sonora and Hornstone.



Dalton - Nuckolls - #2-7

Size: 3 3/8" long x 1 3/16" wide

Provenance: Stewart County, Tennessee. Tom Davis COA dated 9/4/2002 Grade 6.

Condition: Excellent. I just can't seem to agree with Davis grades. This one I feel is too low. I think a solid 7. In my defense, I have stated times on this site where I thought his grade was too high. Flaking didn't picture well, so buyer will be pleasantly surprised with how nice this piece is.



Mini Greenbriar / Dalton Nuckolls - #2-8

Size: 1 3/8" long x 11/16 " wide.

Provenance: Unknown. In Frame with TN Valley pieces

Condition: Good. Just a really cool giblet that can squeeze into any type frame or color group.



Elk River - #2-9

Size: 5 3/16" long x 1 1/4" wide.

Provenance: Tennessee. Tom Davis COA dated 1/13/2006 Grade 7.

Condition: Super. The condition of this piece comes down to the base. Was it made the way it is, or is there damage. I have looked at it many times, and I am convinced the piece was made this way. I really need to take a better picture of the flaking b/c there is some of the best oblique transverse flakes you will ever see on a piece. I measured many of them at 1" or more. Time out. Going to take that picture. See bottom picture. This is such a great type. Wish I lived in the area where they come from.


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Plevna Dovetail - #2-10

Size: 3 5/8" long x 1 3/8" wide.

Provenance: TN Valley frame.

Condition: Super. This piece is highly beveled. I tried to show this in the second photo. I left the old price tag on the piece, b/c somebody might recognize the writing on it for further provenance. Material is patinated burnt orange, and I am almost certain this is a water patina.


Turkey Tail Harrison - #2-11

Size: 3 11/16" long x 1 1/2" W.

Provenance: In TN Valley frame.

Condition: Excellent. Thin with fine flaking. Both tip and base show a little bit of cortex, which is a feature often seen in turkey's. I would call this material (note the striped nature of it) Kentucky Blue Hornstone. It is high grade and even translucent along the edges.



Greenbriar - #2-12

Size: 2 3/4" L x 1 1/8" W

Provenance: Found in Leighton, Alabama by "PHS".

Condition: Perfect. This is a killer point. If you needed to read that to know, then it might not be for you. Finely serrated, and wonderful in all ways.



Serrated Pickwick - #2-13

Size: 3 5/8" L x 2" W.

Provenance: From a frame of TN Valley pieces.

Condition: Excellent. Don't see this type serrated often. A real no brainer flint in this offering.

Price: $40


Stillwell - #2-14

Size: 3 1/4" L x 1 1/4" W

Provenance: Found in Grayson County, Kentucky.

Condition: Excellent. Serrated, and a fine Early Archaic form.



Bifurcate - #2-15

Size: 2 7/16" Long x 1 3/16" Wide

Provenance: Southern Kentucky.

Condition: Excellent. Smaller base form than the big MacCorkles. Thickly built with fine edge flaking.

Price: $25. Reserved.


Buzzards Roost Creek - #2-16

Size: 2 7/8" L x 1 3/16"

Provenance: TN Valley

Condition. Excellent. Nicely made out of a light Dover.

Price: $25


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