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A fine archaic period St.Charles 'dovetail'

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A fine archaic period St.Charles 'dovetail'
Made from translucent, gray, Flint Ridge material, this intact example of an early Archaic period (7500 BCE) knife blade shows ancient re-sharpening, indicating long use by the maker. Typical small base type which was 'ground,' or dulled, in order to keep it from splitting the sinew bindings and wooden shaft of the handle. This St.Charles dovetail blade measures 5" L x 1 11/16th" W. It was found in Brown County, Illinois, ca. 1992. Provenance: Ex-Litherland collection, G. Highsmith collection, H. Lambert collection. Wonderful ancient patina with ample deposits and growths, overall. Certified by John F.Berner, Director of American Antiquities, Inc. in 1997. Certificate accompanies. A fine example of ancient American Indian lithic technology.


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