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Drill Group #1 - #4-1

Size: Left example is 2 3/4" long.

Provenance: TN Valley with Dover being the majority material.

Condition: Good. Bigger, but not particularly well made drills.



"Sort of" Fractured Base Decatur - #4-2

Size: 2 1/4" long x 1 3/8" wide.

Provenance: Spencer County, Kentucky.

Condition: Super. What does "sort of" fractured base mean? Another of my folksy ways to describe a trait. This piece is probably classed best as the ultra rare "unfractured-fractured base Decatur", b/c the bottom of the base does not show the two hit fracture we all know about. It is heavily ground across the base like the unfractured variant, but it does show a single fracture flake just above the base on the sticker side. When you examine the piece, there can be no doubt this is a classic fracture. There you have it: Sort of fractured. Very pleasing Fort Payne material.



Wickedly Serrated MacCorkle Bifurcate - #4-3

Size: 1 7/8" long x 1 1/16" wide.

Provenance: Mark Bach collection. Unlabeled presently. You can see where the old label was on the piece.

Condition: Super. Very close to perfect. 9.5 out of 10. Huge toothy serrations, classic form.



Flint Ridge Decatur - #4-4

Size: 2 5/16" L x 1 3/8" W.

Provenance: Ohio.

Condition: Excellent. If you look up in the Dictionary (those things still exist?) "Patinated Flint Ridge", there is a picture of this piece. This is the look you want in Flint Ridge. The colors are present, but they are muted. The fractures on the base of this piece are some of the most skilled I have seen. Two flakes removed perfectly from each side of the base to create a perfect flat base. Usually there is a little step in between the two flakes. I also love the flat spot on the top side of the piece. Highly ergonomic.



Archaic Drill - #4-5

Size: 2 15/16" long x 7/8" wide.

Provenance: Unknown

Condition: Excellent. The line across the middle is not a break. Just a fissure in the flint.



Huge Burlington Drill - #4-6

Size: 4" long x 5/8" wide.

Provenance: White County, Illinois.

Condition: Super. I feel that this piece may be a highly resharpened cobbs knife. It shows excellent flaking and beveling.



Late Woodland Sidenotch - #4-7

Size: 3 5/16" L x 1 7/16" W.

Provenance: Northern Kentucky.

Condition: Excellent. Everyone loves Harrodsburg Chert. Typology wise, I think this piece sits right at the edge of Hopewell and Intrusive Mound.



Dovetail Drill - #4-8

Size: 2 7/8" Long x 1 3/16" wide.

Provenance: TN Valley.

Notes: Excellent. I am thinking this may be Buffalo River Chert b/c of the stripes. Very large ground base. Piece shows evidence of beveling.



Cypress Creek - #4-9

Size: 3 3/8" long x 1 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Wayne County, TN.

Condition: Excellent. Nice Woodland form.

Price: $20


Pencil Drill - #4-10

Size: 2 11/16" long x 1/2" wide.

Provenance: Unknown.

Condition: Excellent. Tip is knicked. Flaking is excellent, and makes me think it is an early drill form, but no evidence of grinding. Material reminds of a SE.

Price: $15


Pencil Drill - #4-11

Size: 2 1/4" long x 7/16" wide.

Provenance: Unknown.

Condition: Excellent. Small and fine micro edge flaking. High grade material.

Price: $15

Adena - #4-12

Size: 3 5/8" L x 1 3/4" Wide.

Provenance: TN Valley.

Condition: Excellent. Pretty standard Adena, with a bit of size, and some really interesting blue quartzy worm tracks.

Price: $25


Black Basal Notch - #4-13

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

Provenance: Unknown.

Condtion: Excellent. I wish I knew what this flint is, so I could add it to my list of favorites. Very hard, and high quality with very cool fissures.

Price: $25








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