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You must find out more about it, is there a museum or university that could research it close to you?

Thanks Robert. Missouri State is close, but I probably won’t bother them with it. Most likely Osage tribe and 200+ years old. It could be much older I suppose. We find pieces every so often, but don’t go out of our way to look. The “looking” is best after the fields have been turned and we have a good rain.

It has been about 10 years since we’ve located a complete one. Most of the complete ones found by the last three generations are back in town at my son’s house.

These were either broken by the tilling or were “factory seconds” when made and we just ran across their trash pile.

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GHT

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Thanks Robert. Missouri State is close, but I probably won’t bother them with it. Most likely Osage tribe and 200+ years old. It could be much older I suppose.
Could be much older? Archaeologists have pieced together a Neolithic flint arrowhead for the first time in 4,500 years - revealing the finest Stone Age arrowhead ever found in Britain. Click on the link then go to the YouTube link to see the four and a half thousand year old arrow head. https://www.reading.ac.uk/news-archive/press-releases/pr669518.html
 

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How does one date an arrowhead or flint? Is it a matter of recording and dating the layer of soil that it was found in? Or maybe what was found with it? Are there distinctive styles or chipping techniques that are accepted as being, say, from 200 years ago as opposed to 4,000 years ago? I think your collection is very cool.
 

GaryJ

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How does one date an arrowhead or flint? Is it a matter of recording and dating the layer of soil that it was found in? Or maybe what was found with it? Are there distinctive styles or chipping techniques that are accepted as being, say, from 200 years ago as opposed to 4,000 years ago? I think your collection is very cool.
If flint and chemically similar rocks have previously been heated to 400° (in a hearth or other fire) the date they were heated can be determined using thermoluminescence. And yes, dating the layers of material in which the flint was located is also used to date the rock.
 

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Probably in the queue just off the coast of southern California waiting to get into the Port of Los Angeles. :p

True Dat! Our shipment from Vienna has been delayed and delayed. We are now told that we will not see our furniture, etc, until mid December. Not holding my breath. We have been living out of suitcases since 2 July. As a friend likes to say “it’s all part of the total adventure.” o_O
 
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^ I saw an article online just today that advised southern Californians to do their Christmas shopping now, because if they wait until December they're probably going to find not much more than empty shelves and/or leftover items that everyone else rejected.
 

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I thought I'd take a personal trip way-back... ~1960 and share a pre-FL experience. In the first pic, I'm the kid looking down holding the second net 3 kids back. This was a Chicago Boys Club field trip to a Cook County (Chicago, IL) forest preserve. The naturalist was Charlie M.

The second pic is my all-time favorite. Unfortunately, I was up the hill already, but the story, experiences, role models, etc. had a profound impact on my life. The Boys Club motto at the time was "Give a good kid an alternative to the street". The story here is of inner-city Chicago boys fully engaged in exploring the outdoors. - nothing exotic, just outside their neighborhood.

Side comment... the history of the Chicago Boys Clubs as a community service organization would make a fascinating case study to illustrate how it reflected the realities of the city and the changing demographics from the 30's when my father was a member through today.


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Hopefully, not too far off topic.
 

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I thought I'd take a personal trip way-back... ~1960 and share a pre-FL experience. In the first pic, I'm the kid looking down holding the second net 3 kids back. This was a Chicago Boys Club field trip to a Cook County (Chicago, IL) forest preserve. The naturalist was Charlie M.

The second pic is my all-time favorite. Unfortunately, I was up the hill already, but the story, experiences, role models, etc. had a profound impact on my life. The Boys Club motto at the time was "Give a good kid an alternative to the street". The story here is of inner-city Chicago boys fully engaged in exploring the outdoors. - nothing exotic, just outside their neighborhood.

Side comment... the history of the Chicago Boys Clubs as a community service organization would make a fascinating case study to illustrate how it reflected the realities of the city and the changing demographics from the 30's when my father was a member through today.


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Hopefully, not too far off topic.
Great post!!
 
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...Hopefully, not too far off topic.
Well, the title of the thread says "Fedora Lounge Folks in Action!", and you--one of us Fedora Lounge folks--pointed yourself out in one of the photos, so I think it fits the topic nicely! ;)

Great photos, by the way! They reminded me of being shipped off to "summer camp" a few times during my own childhood, presumably to give Mom a break from me for a little while. Only thing is, I can't remember my hair being that short since I've been out of diapers and had a say in the matter; I was a shaggy "child of the 60s".
 

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