|Figure one. The 1.6 inch long Lookingbill dart point found on July 9, 2015 |
at the Shadows on the Trail Site.
On July 9, 2015 I had the opportunity to return to the Shadows on the Trail Site, the prehistoric site that yielded the Ice Age Alibates discoidal biface, the prehistoric artifact that inspired my prehistoric adventure series called the SHADOWS ON THE TRAIL TRILOGY. You can read more about the Alibates discoidal biface and the SHADOWS ON THE TRAIL TRILOGY in other blog postings on this internet site.I discovered the Shadows on the Trail site in northeastern Colorado five
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Over the years, I have returned to this prehistoric site often while watching the ranch change hands three times. Since my initial visit, I have collected and documented between five hundred to a thousand artifacts from the site. I have collected diagnostic prehistoric artifacts from the First Americans around 13,000 years ago to artifacts of the Indian tribes in historical times.
|Figure three. The eroded embankment where I |
found the 7,000 year old Lookingbill dart point.
|Figure four. Do you see the Lookingbill point?|
Lookingbill points were thin, small to medium - sized dart points with triangular blades and side notches. Shoulders were sharp and angular. Notches were rounded and sometimes close to the basal edge. Basal edges were straight to slightly concave.
The Lookingbill point I found had heavy grinding and polishing done on the basal edge, accounting for some of the basal concavity.
|Figure five. 1.6 inch long Lookingbill dart point|
I cannot wait to find out what I discover next time at the Shadows on the Trail Site! Stay tuned for more highlights of this July visit to the Shadows on the Trail site.
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