Type: Paleo Crescent Knife Length:2 3/16" Material: Bone White Flint Age: Late Paleo-Indian - Plano Culture 13,200 - 12,900 Probable Usage: Crescent knife blades are rare. Provenance: Spoon River valley in Illinois, Knox County. From the Delores Hampton Collection near Williamsfield, IL where many of the figurines on this website were found. Acquisition: April 2001
A 3,000-year-old flint knife complete with its wooden handle has been uncovered in southern Zealand, Denmark. The knife dates to the Bronze Age, but when the supply of metal could not keep up with demand, artisans crafted tools from old materials with new designs.
First known "art" object: Waterworn pebble resembling a human face, from Makapansgat, South Africa, ca. 3,000,000 BCE. Reddish brown jasperite, approx. 2 3/8" wide... (I'd like to see a lot more substantive evidence to support the 3m year BCE claim for this artifact. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence as the going says. Perhaps it's claimed dat is 300,000 years BCE & the date above is simply a typo? The simplest explanation in my opinion is usually the most likely one. At…
7,500 to 5,000 BCE. The Kooks wide-small-base style Red Flint Dovetail blade found in Madison County, Ohio. 5" LONG, a rare red variety of Flint Ridge flint. The blade is formally known as a St. Charles point.
Cahokia Mounds Site, artifacts from Madison and St. Clair Counties in Illinois. This photograph shows some of the most beautiful artifacts recovered from the Cahokia Mounds Site.The Birdman Tablet is perhaps, the most famous.