Collection of native indian arrow heads, from private collector, authority on the subject, this lot includes cases, riker mount 6 thru 10, case description:
6.Riker Mount, Artifacts: A very large spatula shaped agricultural hoe blade of Hopewell affiliation. Fashioned from Mill Creek Chert from southern Illinois.
7.Riker Mount, Artifacts: Arts and Crafts Period frame from the turn of the century. Consists of sixteen pirana teeth which have been re-worked into arrow points. Employed for the procurement of monkeys, and usually tipped with Kararii poison.
8.Riker Mount, Artifacts: Frame of large hoe blades appearing in all four corners of the frame. The upper two lettered are from the Cumberland River in Western Tennessee and are fashioned from Ft. Payne Chert. The lower two are from southern Indiana and are made from non-heat treated Burlington Chert. The specimen in the center is a notched hoe fashioned from Burlington chert from southern Illinois. The two small circular specimens are scrapers from Indiana, and are made from Burlington Chert. The ends of the frame are studded with two elongate bifaces from southern Illinois. They are fashioned from Burlington and Crescent chert.
9.Riker Mount, Artifacts: Upper row are projectile points fashioned from heat treated Arkansas Novaculite. Second row are bifaces fashioned from heat treated Burlington Chert. The center piece is an elongate late Paleo-Indian biface, possibly Agate Basin Type. The edges of the mount exhibit two large bifacially flaked pieces of which one is a circular scraper. Both are fossiliferous Crescent Chert. The next to bottom row are local New York Hudson Valley points of Archaic age. The bottom row contains stems of Archaic Period notched Archaic Period points from Illinois.
10.Riker Mount, Artifacts: This colorful frame includes broken fragments of both heat and non- heat treated chert bifaces, all originating from southern Illinois. A stemmed buffalo hide scraper is in the bottom row. The upper right contains a notched Big Sandy point fashioned from heat treated Burlington Chert.
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