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Message started by RockerSlinger on Feb 6th, 2019 at 9:48pm

Title: Atlatl point?
Post by RockerSlinger on Feb 6th, 2019 at 9:48pm
I found what I believe to be an atlatl head in the surf on a North Carolina beach. I could find only one other example of an arrowhead being found in the ocean on the east coast. Was wondering if anyone could provide some expertise. Atlatl, spear, or arrow head?


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Title: Re: Atlatl point?
Post by RockerSlinger on Feb 6th, 2019 at 9:49pm
Woah, sorry for the oversized pic.

Title: Re: Atlatl point?
Post by walter on Feb 7th, 2019 at 7:43am
Nice! It looks way to large to be an arrow point. I would say atlatl or spear.

Title: Re: Atlatl point?
Post by Rat Man on Feb 9th, 2019 at 1:47pm
Agreed. It's much too big to be an arrowhead.
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Title: Re: Atlatl point?
Post by Bill Skinner on Feb 10th, 2019 at 11:13am
If you were a little further south, I would say that was a Morrow Mountain type blade.  That's probably a knife blade, it looks a little large to be a dart point.

The stone appears to be rhyolite, which is from the western part of NC.  From the chips, it appears to be really dark green?  Almost black?

If that is MM related, it will be around 6 to 9 thousand years old.  It's an early to mid  Archaic point, right after all the mega fauna had died off due to the planet heating up and the glaciers melting.   

Title: Re: Atlatl point?
Post by RockerSlinger on Feb 19th, 2019 at 12:52am
Thanks for the information. I think itís black. It could easily be from father south and have been carried up by the Gulf Stream.

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