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
Fire Starter Stone Size: ~4" wide Material: Sandstone Age: Probably Woodland (2,500 - 1,250 BP) American Indian Tools: Grinder. This well-worn, hand-sized grinding stone was likely used to start fires by protecting the palm or as a base stone while twirling the starting stick. Provenance: Belgrade, Montana - K.H. consignment Date found: 1960s
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.
Stone tools dating from between 26,000 and 19,000 years ago have been found at six locations near the coast of North America. These discoveries are fact not theory. The new findings date much earlier than Clovis - bringing them into chronological contemporeignty with the Solutrean (known primarily from Iberia and SW France). Further, chemical analysis of a stone knife found in Virginia has revealed it was made from flint with an origin in France.
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.
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…