2014 May 17 Artifacts

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May 17, 2014

North American Artifact & Arrowhead Auction



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Welcome to

Morphy Auctions “With an emphasis on fresh to the market collections, Morphy Auctions is the perfect venue for buying and selling with total confidence.“

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~ Dan Morphy

GENERAL INFORMATION Morphy Auctions in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has become one of the great success stories of the antiques trade. Morphy’s has built an international reputation from its premises at the Adamstown Antique Gallery, a multi-dealer retail venue founded by Dan Morphy in 1997. Morphy’s has realized meteoric growth and set numerous world auction records in many categories, while attracting a global following of buyers that grows exponentially with each successive sale.

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Grounded in the values of honesty and integrity, Morphy Auctions is the discriminating collector’s #1 choice when it comes to buying or selling antiques and fine art. Lancaster County’s proximity to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., makes the gallery easily accessible to potential auction bidders, consignors and retail shoppers.

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The gallery also offers month-to-month showcase rentals for interested dealers, antiques for retail purchase, and a venue for consignment to auction. As you enter the facility you will notice an inviting customer service area conveniently staffed with full-time, knowledgeable employees and antiques experts who are happy to assist shoppers, dealers and consignors. Morphy’s takes pride in providing you with quality antiques, professional service and an enjoyable shopping and consignment experience.

SOLD $207,000

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CONSIGNING WITH US Morphy Auctions offers a wide range of categories from Tiffany to mechanical banks, specializing in “fresh to the market” collections. We work hard to create a welcoming atmosphere that encourages optimal financial results for our consignors. We are committed to taking the utmost care in handling the items, giving our consignors the personalized attention and dedicated staff support they deserve, and making every auction a high-profile event in every sense of the word. From the extended preview to the prime auction location and professional advertising and marketing campaign, it’s easy to see why your collection should be entrusted to the experts at Morphy’s. We never cut corners, and to ensure proper attention is given to each collection, a minimum of four months’ lead time is required for all consignments. All consignments are entered into a customdesigned inventory system and auction database in order to ensure proper documentation and inventory tracking. Throughout the entire process, all auction items are fully insured, from the moment we take possession of goods until ownership is passed on the date of sale.

SOLD $20,700 “Consignment with Morphy Auctions was an enjoyable experience in which Dan and his staff upheld a good-faith relationship throughout the entire process. They took the stress out of selling our gun collection, which made it an easy transaction.” ~ Karl & Pauline Peace, Pennsylvania

OUR FACILITY What can Morphy Auctions offer you? Morphy Auction’s facility is one of the largest under-roof auction houses, spanning over 36,000 sq. ft. The facility is customized to meet the growing and changing needs of the antiques industry. Our goal is to provide the best overall buying and selling experience for our customers. The combination of an auction house and antique gallery makes Morphy’s a unique facility by having auction items and antiques for sale under one roof.

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The Adamstown Antique Gallery enables customers to buy from a diverse highend selection of antiques, while the auctions allow customers to preview and bid on fresh to the market collections and rarely found antiques. The retail portion of the gallery also provides additional floor traffic for upcoming auction items that are on display. The extended preview allows our customers and potential buyers ample opportunity to inspect the items for as long as they wish in an unpressured environment.

SOLD $86,250

Proven Market Success “It must always be with mixed feelings that one parts with a collection that has taken years to gather--in my case, occupational shaving mugs--but Morphy Auctions takes the sting out of it at every turn.

SOLD $18,300

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The staff was a pleasure to deal with. Everyone I met was friendly, responsive, knowledgeable and highly professional. The cataloging and photography was scrupulously done, and the promotion of the sale was both energetic and imaginative. By the time the hammer fell on the first lot, I don’t think there was a shaving mug collector in America who didn’t know

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about this auction.

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The clean, well-lit, fully carpeted and climatecontrolled gallery is customized to ensure the ideal atmosphere for the antiques and collectibles housed within the facility. Whether large or small, all of the antiques are secured properly and professionally displayed to maximize their eye appeal.

In short, I firmly believe that no other house would have generated such good results on my behalf, or offered such a great experience. I most warmly recommend Dan Morphy and his operation.” ~ Richard Snow, New York

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CONDITIONS OF THE AUCTION GUIDE FOR BUYERS We advise all bidders to read the Terms and Conditions of the Sale before bidding with Dan Morphy Auctions. Those who bid are bound by those Terms and Conditions of the Sale, as amended by any oral announcement or posted notices, which together form the contract of the sale between the successful bidder (purchaser), Dan Morphy Auctions and the seller (consignor) of the lot. TERMS OF SALE When bidding on any lot offered by Dan Morphy Auctions, the bidder indicates acceptance of the following Terms of Sale: CONDITION OF ITEMS Dan Morphy Auctions makes every effort to accurately describe all items offered in its sales, however all items for sale are “as is,” and it is the bidder’s responsibility (present or absentee bidders) to determine the exact condition of each item. Dan Morphy Auctions will not be held responsible for typographical errors. All items will be available for preview two (2) months prior to the auction. We do NOT guarantee toys, trains or clocks to be in running order. PAYMENT All merchandise must be paid in full within ten (10) days of the date of the sale. Purchases totaling $100,000 or more must be paid within three (3) days of the date of the sale. Call 717-335-3435 to pay your invoice by phone or mail payment to: Morphy Auctions 2000 N. Reading Rd. Denver, PA. 17517 We accept: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, personal checks/ certified checks, wire transfers, money orders, and cash. Credit Cards: Morphy Auction will not accept Credit Card payments over the phone for all first time buyers/bidders. Split payments are subject to a 20% buyer’s premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment. Checks: There will be a $30.00 service charge for returned checks. Make checks payable to: Dan Morphy Auctions. Dan Morphy Auctions reserves the right to hold items paid for by personal check until said check clears. Dan Morphy Auctions has the right to hold all checks over $2,000.00, unless a letter of credit is provided from the bank. Note: Customers who have an established successful buying history with Morphy Auctions may be exempt from this. In the few situations where a successful bidder does not remit payment when due, Dan Morphy Auctions will proceed with the legal steps necessary to protect its interests. BUYER’S PREMIUM A 20% buyer’s premium will be added to all successful bids and is payable by the purchaser as part of the total purchase cost. A 2% discount is applied to payments made with: cash, check or money order. Split payments are subject to a 20% buyer’s premium if a credit card is used as any form of total payment. SALES TAX All buyers will pay Pennsylvania sales tax of 6% unless a valid Tax Exemption Identification is on file or presented at time of purchase. Items shipped out of Pennsylvania will not pay sales tax. Please present a copy of your Tax Exemption Identification at the sale or at the time of leaving an absentee or phone bid. RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES The auctioneer will determine the highest bidder. The auctioneer alone has the right to reopen the bidding of an item if deemed necessary due to a dispute. If there is a tie bid between the floor and Internet or absentee bid, the floor bid takes precedence. Dan Morphy Auctions and its representatives reserve the right to remove those attendees who impede preview and/or the auction. Title to all merchandise shall pass to the highest bidder at the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer. The buyer will then assume all risk and full responsibility of the lot purchased once ownership has changed.

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RESERVES The majority of our items are unreserved, but occasionally items may carry a moderate reserve. Please note that when a lot carries a reserve, the reserve is usually somewhere below our low estimate. In the case of a reserved item, the seller has authorized the auctioneer to bid on their behalf until the reserve price is reached. ABSENTEE BIDS Dan Morphy Auctions will accept absentee bids if pre-authorized by mail, fax or through www.morphyauctions.com. Absentee bidders must use the absentee bid form and clearly mark the lot number, title and maximum bid amount. Absentee bidding forms may be accessed online at www. morphyauctions.com. If there are two (2) identical bids placed on the same item, priority will be given to the first bid received. All bids must be left in increments as explained on our bid form. If a left bid is “out of increment,” the auctioneer has the right to round the bid up to the next correct increment. Dan Morphy Auctions is pleased to offer online absentee bidding as part of our auction services. Bidders may preview, register and place bids online through our Website. Online absentee bidding through Dan Morphy Auctions is available until 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the sale. Seller(s) agree to allow the Auctioneer to accept and execute absentee bids in a competitive manner for potential buyers and under the Morphy Auctions absentee bidding terms and conditions. During the live sale, the auctioneer will execute your absentee bid competitively up to the maximum amount you have indicated. Online bidding through Morphy LIVE, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, and Proxibid are also available; Terms and Conditions still apply. If there is a tie bid between the Internet bidding venues (Morphy LIVE, Live Auctioneers, Invaluable, Proxibid) and the floor, the floor bid takes precedence. BID LIVE VIA TELEPHONE An absentee bidder may also participate live in the auction via telephone. Requests for phone lines must be received at least three (3) days prior to the auction date. Dan Morphy Auctions cannot guarantee phone lines but will make every attempt to accommodate those who wish to participate through that method. Phone lines are provided on a first come first served basis. Please visit morphyauctions.com or call 717-335-3435 to request a call from our representatives during the live auction. All sales are final. Dan Morphy Auctions will not be held responsible for typographical errors and all lots are sold by description and not illustration/ catalog photo. BID INCREMENTS Bid increments listed are a general guideline. Actual increments are at the auctioneer’s discretion. Grading Scale: $0 - $500................................................$25 Near Mint Plus 97% - 100% $500 - $1,000........................................$50 Near Mint 90% - 96% $1,000 - $2,000.....................................$100 Excellent 80% - 89% $2,000 - $5,000.....................................$250 Very Good 70% - 79% $5,000 - $10,000...................................$500 Good Below 70% $10,000 +.................... Auctioneer’s discretion If a lot does not receive a bid of 25% of the low estimate, that lot will be passed by the auctioneer. SHIPPING Packaging, shipping, and insurance on items will be available to successful bidders. Shipping and handling charges will be added to the invoice and are NON-REFUNDABLE. Shipping will be based on actual costs via FedEx, FedEx Freight or USPS (best way) and handling/ insurance will vary in cost depending on each invoice. All packages will be shipped with insurance. Items will ship seven to fourteen (7-14) business days after payment is received. For large size items, please inquire about shipping costs due to the size restrictions of freight shipments. A third party shipment may be necessary for larger items. Call for more information. For Shipping questions please call: 717-335-3435. International Bidders - By law Dan Morphy Auctions cannot and will not declare lesser values for any international purchases and all shipments will include the invoice with purchase totals including the buyer’s premium and shipping cost. All international bidders are responsible for paying all customs and duties on the items. POSTSALE RETURN POLICY Dan Morphy Auctions hires knowledgeable experts to provide catalog descriptions on the merchandise we sell. Every effort is made to ensure those descriptions are accurate and that they fully disclose any exceptions to condition. Buyers who wish to report a problem with a purchase they have made must notify Dan Morphy Auctions within three (3) days of receipt of their purchased item. If a return is authorized by Dan Morphy Auctions, the item in question must be shipped, with full insurance, so it arrives at Dan Morphy Auctions within one week of the aforementioned authorization. With respect to all returns, it is the buyer’s responsibility to cover the cost of the shipment and insurance, regardless of the reason for the return. Dan Morphy Auctions will NOT reimburse shipping costs to buyers who return auction goods. All rights reserved. Entire contents copyright 2011, Dan Morphy Auctions LLC. Copyright includes, but is not limited to, print media, microform and electronic media, such as CD-ROMS and online computer services.

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Bidding Options Collectors who cannot attend the auction can conveniently bid on items from anywhere in the world via their choice of mail, e-mail, telephone, fax, or Dan Morphy Auctions’ Web site www.MorphyAuctions.com, through Morphy LIVE. Phone & Absentee To set up a phone or absentee bid, please visit www.MorphyAuctions.com or for more information, call 717-335-3435 and a Morphy representative will be happy to assist you with your bidding options.

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Auctioneer sells approximately 80 lots per hour.

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AUCTION DATE May 17, 2014 Lots: 1 - 190 The tremendous level of quality offered in this, our second catalog, reflects the fact that the Prehistoric Artifact collecting community has embraced our goal of offering top quality, vetted, and WARRANTED Prehistoric Artifacts. Consignors have given us their best items knowing that we will present their artifacts in a top quality catalog to the widest audience available. Buyers are comfortable knowing that Morphy Auctions’ warranty will stand behind the authenticity of every artifact sold. Now is the time to invest in American Archaeological Art. From a worldwide perspective, current prices are a fraction of that paid for comparative examples throughout the rest of the world. Demand for Prehistoric American Art increases rapidly when combined with a reliable warranty; and Morphy Auctions plans to lead the way for quality and reliability. Prices are sure to rise accordingly. Many of the artifacts in this sale are of museum quality and represent the finest examples ever found. Some have been tucked quietly away in family collections for over 60 years with the Morphy auction being the first time they have ever been offered publicly. It is likely that the top quality artifacts in this auction will, again, be tucked away in collections. The blood, sweat, and tears the ancient artist poured into a precious work of art has a way of transcending time. They can reach out through the years and speak to us in the mute language of beauty. And we, as collectors, don’t like to give that up. - John Mark Clark

John Mark Clark Prehistoric American Artifact Consultant

Steve Repp

Professional Prehistoric American Art Consultant

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1 - Agate Basin Spear. Transitional Paleo. 10,500 - 8000 B.P. Henderson, Co., Illinois. Burlington chert. 4 - 1/8” x 1 - ½” x 5/16”. Burlington chert. Very well made example of this early projectile. Thin aerodynamic, with perfect symmetry. Interesting color band erupts from one side to flow down and cover the base. 2,000.00 - 2,500.00

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2 - Pottery Bottle. Mississippian 1100-600 B.P. Shell Tempered Pottery. H. 11 - 1/2” x 7 - 1/2” Dia. A large Crosono swirl bottle with flared neck, decorated in the rare “red on buff” style. Typical neck use wear which has worn away part of the painted “stair step” design. This bottle is solid. Several chips on the flared base with a 1” spot of obvious old repair on the base. 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 LOT - 2

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3 - Three Quarter Groove Axe. Archaic 7000 - 6000 B.P. Boone Co., Iowa. Speckled granite. 4 - 3/4” x 2” x 1 - 1/2”. Classic example of an Iowa square axe. With a well-polished and defined groove. Bit has several chips and general wear. 1,000.00 - 1,500.00

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4 - Caddo “Bailey” Bowl. 800 - 600 B.P. H. 2 - 3/4” x 5 - 1/4” Dia. Caddo pottery executed in the “Bailey” style exhibit some of the most delicate and thin walled vessels made in prehistoric America. This fine bowl goes beyond the normal quality, as it features the famous Bailey engraving over it’s entire outer surface. This exotic decoration suggests that this bowl had a ritualistic function. 1,000.00 - 2,000.00

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5 - Apple Creek Point. Late Woodland 1,700 - 1,500 B.P. Clark Co., Missouri. Pink Burlington chert. L. 3 - 3/4” x W. 1 - 1/4” x TH. 1/4”. Very thinly made from a beautiful pink material. 300.00 - 400.00

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SEE WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS 6 - Mississippian Era Chisel. 1300 - 400 B.P. Hardin Co., Tennessee. Camden chert. L. 6 - 7/8” x W. 2 - 1/4” x TH. 3/4”. This tool retains an ancient organic polish, Probably from wood working. 300.00 - 500.00 LOT - 6

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7 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. Allen Co., Indiana. 3 - 1/8”. Slate, rough. 150.00 - 250.00

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8 - Sedalia Point. Mid-late archaic. 5,000-3,000 B.P. Pike County, Illinois. Avon chert. L. 5 - 3/4” x W. 1 - 1/2” x H. 1/2”. Blue speckles swirl through this beautiful example of patinated Avon chert. Nice balance and sharp tip highlight this spear. 500.00 - 700.00

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9 - Notch Based Dovetail Point. Early Archaic 10,000 - 7,000 B.P. Butler Co., Missouri. Chocolate Hornstone with cream banding. L. 4 - 3/4” x W. 2” Notched base dovetails represent one of the rarest varieties in this point style. This point features a wide ground base with a well formed notch. The exotic chocolate color is accented by creamy circular nodular banding. 2,000.00 - 3,000.00

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10 - Side Notch Point. Early Archaic 10000 - 8000 B.P. Found near Joplin, Missouri. Burlington chert. 4 - 1/2” x 2” x 7/16”. From the Marion Dickson Collection, one of the early founders of the famous Dickson Mounds complex in Central Illinois. Broad base and large notches suggest this point has been worked down from a much larger blade. 300.00 - 400.00

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11 - Bifacial Blade. Paleo/ Archaic 10,000 - 7,000 B.P. Found near Alya, Crook County Wyoming. Spanish Diggings Quartzite. L. 7 - 1/2” x W. 4 1/2”. Gargantuan percussion flakes dip into the center of this huge biface, making the center thinner than the edges. A true testament to the incredible skill of the ancient artisan. Blades like this were manufactured at ancient quarries, like Spanish Diggings, for transport to outlying trade centers. 2,000.00 - 4,000.00

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12 - Cobbs Knife. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. Pike Co., Illinois. Burlington Chert. L. 5 - 13/16” x W. 2 - 1/8”. Heavily patinated Burlington chert knife, featuring a nicely worked, bulbous, rounded base. 800.00 - 1,000.00

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13 - Dickson Spear. 2500 - 1600 B.P. Woodland. Anglum, Missouri. Heat treated Boone Co., Chert. L. 7 - 1/8”. A monumental example made glossy and colorful from ancient heat treating of the preform.. Dickson’s over 7 inches are quite rare, especially when they are pristine, like this one. 6,000.00 - 8,000.00

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14 - Smith Blade. Archaic period 7000 - 4000 B.P. St. Clair Co., Wo. L. 5 - 1/2” x W. 2 - 3/8” x TH. 5/16”. This is one of the largest perfect Smith Blades on record. Made of patinated Burlington chert, it features perfectly balanced notches and ears as well as a nicely sharpened tip. This blade has remarkable balance and symmetry considering its huge size. This blade is Museum Grade Quality. 7,000.00 - 10,000.00

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15 - Lavenna Blade. Woodland Mississippian. B.P. Found near Shillington, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Jasper. L. 2 - 1/2” x W. 1 - 3/4” x TH. 4mm. This is a large example of this transitional form. Beautiful cortextural colors are visible on one side. Well flaked with a small chip on basal edge. 200.00 - 300.00

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16 - Gorget. Cameron Parks Collection. Kalamazoo Co., Missouri. 3 - 3/4”. Slate, damaged on two corners. 150.00 - 250.00 17 - Lot of 3: Hardstone Celts. Woodland 3000 -13000 B.P. Green hard stone in the granite family. Longest: 5” x 2 - 1/2”. All three exhibit remnants of pecking and grinding as well as polished spots along the bit surfaces. 300.00 - 500.00

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18 - Angostura Point. Early to Middle Archaic 8,800 - 7,500 B.P. Lewis Co., Missouri. Boone Co., chert. L. 3 - 15/16” x W. 1 - 1/4” x TH. 5/16”. Gorgeous shades of purple swirl throughout this outstanding example of Boone Co., chert. This skillfully chipped projectile features fantastic parallel flaking on one side, highlighted by several basal thinning strikes. Rare to see on this point type. 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 LOT - 18

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19 - Pottery Bottle. Caddo Culture 1100-600 B.P. H. 8 - 3/4” x 5 - 3/4” Dia. A solid bottle featuring a wonderful Haley engraving style. Several chips on rim. 1,000.00 - 1,500.00 20 - Disk Pipe. Woodland 3,000 - 1,300 B.P. Old label says found in Mill Cook County, South Dakota. L. 4 - 1/2” x W. 2 - 38/40” x TH. 5mm When Catlinite gets smoked through the years the color washes out to a lighter orange hue. As evidenced by the color surrounding this bowl. Features include a tally marked end and a drilled hole, perhaps for suspension. 3,000.00 - 5,000.00

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21 - Human “Rattlehead” Pottery Bowl. Mississippian 1000 - 6000 B.P. Likely origin Arkansas. H. 5 - 1/2” x L. 4” x 7” Dia. Inside the massive head on this bowl are small pellets placed there by the ancient maker. The true function of these pellets is unknown, but the intention seems to be to provide noise, by rattling, perhaps during ceremony. Because of ground shifting and movement over the last 1000 years, large pottery vessels like this are almost always damaged. The head of this vessel has been reattached to the bowl and professionally restored. Restoration can be seen on the back of the head and covering a 4” section of the bowl rim. 2,000.00 - 3,000.00

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22 - Dovetail St. Charles. Early Archaic 9,500 - 8,000 B.P. Tama Co., Iowa. Burlington chert. L. 4 - 1/8” x W. 1 -7/16” x TH. 5/16”. Nicely ground base and well balanced notches. Overall excellent condition. 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 23 - Angostura Point.

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Early - middle Archaic 8800 - 7500 B.P. Likely origin Iowa. Burlington chert. 3 - 5/8” x 1” x 1/4”. Exceptional workmanship on this early projectile. Thin cross section, with a tiny chip on one ear and on one basal side. 1,000.00 - 1,500.00

24 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. DeKalb Co., Indiana. 4 - 3/4”. Slate, rough. 150.00 - 250.00

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25 - Green Steatite Obtuse Angle Pipe. Late Woodland 2000 - 1300 B.P. Wythe Co., Virginia. L. 3 - 1/2” x 3 - 1/2” x 3/2” Dia. Many years of smoking and polishing have given the original green steatite a beautiful dark, rich patina. The bowl of this pipe is exceptionally deep, and features a prominent 1/4” flared lip. The stem terminates with a flaring round button tip. 6,000.00 - 8,000.00 www.MorphyAuctions.com | May 17, 2014

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26 - Green Steatite Angle Pipe. Proto-Historic period 600 - 500. B.P. Montgomery Co., Alabama. L. 2” x H. 2 - 1/2”. This pipe retains an exquisitely polished finish that time and use have turned almost black. An unusual “chin” protrudes from the lower front of the pipe. The pipe stem is rounded, and terminates with a flared tab on top containing a drilled hole which was, no doubt, used for suspension. This drilled steam tab is known as a “gunsite” tab because early native pipe makers were so enthralled by the end of a smoking gun barrel that they carved their pipes to mimic the phenomena, including the gun site. 10,000.00 - 12,000.00

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27 - Green Steatite Angle Pipe. Historic period 400 - 300 B.P. Montgomery Co., Alabama. L. 2” x 1” Dia. This late pipe has evolved into a square stem style which still retains heavy patina near the end. The stem continues to feature a drilled “gunsite” suspension tab, however, it has become much more delineated as pipe styles evolved. 8,000.00 - 10,000.00

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28 - Golden Steatite Mic-Mac Pipe. Historic 300 - 200 B.P. Likely origin Wisconsin. H. 3” x L. 2”. Made of an unusual brown Steatite which contains a “gold dust” like mineral within the matrix that glitters in light. The keeled, scalloped handled bar is well delineated as is the expanded and decorated bowl. There is a 1” scrape on the bowl and a 2 - 1/2” scrape on the lower bar. 4,000.00 - 5,000.00

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29 - Pipe. Historic Period. 500 - 400 B.P. Greenstone, that has aged to Gray. This time period is not normally included in the prehistoric offerings, but the outstanding craftsmanship exhibited in this work of art transcends time boundaries. Featuring Incredible facial detail that includes cheek bone and eyebrow ridge. The eyes appear to be inset with lead or pewter which would have probably been inset again with glass eyes. A delicate raised ridge has been crafted to run along the top of the pipe stem. The pipe has been broken along the stem and glued back together, but the material is so fine grained that the break is almost invisible. A true Museum Grade artifact. 17,000.00 - 25,000.00 www.MorphyAuctions.com | May 17, 2014

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30 - SPECKLED QUARTZ SADDLEBACK BANNERSTONE Mid to late Archaic- 7500-3000 B.P. Buzzard roost site, Perry County, Indiana H. 3 - 1/2” x W. 3 -1/4” x TH. 1 -15/16”. An elegantly made Bannerstone, with the classic curved “saddleback” face, terminating in protruding “knobs” that are the beginning of the Banner style that eventually became the hooked style. Made of a beautiful granite which is composed of candy-like chunks of yellow, brown, cream and black within the matrix. Two small patches have been made to this banner, which can be easily seen in the photos. One is a tiny patch on the saddleface ridge, near the top. The other is located along the top edge, and appears as a small dark yellow patch. Two light scrapes can be seen across the back of the Banner. 16,000.00 - 20,000.00

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31 - Boatstone. Woodland 3,000 - 1,300 B.P. Found near Lake Enid, Pittsburgh County, Oklahoma. Clay stone. L. 1 - 7/8” x W. 3 - 5/8” Wall thickness 5mm. Made of a green/gray clay stone with soft white cloud passages, this boatstone features an engraved line running from one hole, over the top, to the other hole,, perhaps to facilitate hafting of some sort. A very carefully beveled and polished inner “lip’ adds to the mystery of these precision made objects. 2,500.00 - 4,000.00

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32 - Clarksville Style Mottled Quartz Bannerstone. Middle to late Archaic 7500 - 3000 B.P. Harrison Co., Indiana. Green-white mottled quartz. H. 2 - 1/4” x W. 1 - 3/4” x TH. 7/8”. Found on the famous “overflow pond” site in Harrison Co., Indiana. This style is one of three which compose the unique “three atlatl mortuary cache” known to occur in this area. This banner retains an exquisite finish and is made of a mottled quartz that is usually chosen for this style. 10,000.00 - 12,000.00 www.MorphyAuctions.com | May 17, 2014

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33 - Ross Blade. Woodland period. Hopewell phase 2000 - 1500 B.P. L. 8 - 1/8” The Hopewell people are well known for their ability to obtain exotic trade goods from far away places. Kaolin flint, which outcrops in Southern Illinois, is one of the most exotic flints obtainable. The finest flint specimens from this source would have been reserved to trade up to the hands of a master craftsman.The craftsman who made this Ross Blade Masterpiece used an incredibly rare specimen of “translucent sunset orange” Kaolin flint. The artist was able to capture and reflect the warm “gemstone” glow radiating from within the material, which made it so desirable that it was placed among the top ritual regalia of the most elite Hopewellians.This Ross Blade is likely the most beautiful, and one of the largest examples in private hands. Folklore has grown around this famous Blade, and it has been called “The Survivor”. Legend has it that this Blade traveled all the way to Utah, where it was found during the restoration of an antique Truck. The Blade had been wrapped in a shirt and hidden in a door panel of the Truck. After all those years hidden out West in a junk field, the Blade found it’s way back to it’s probable homeland in Illinois, only to be one of the few things to survive a massive house fire. This Blade has a will of it’s own, and it wants to Survive. That’s why it’s known as “The Survivor”. 200,000.00 - 300,000.00 22

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34 - Three Quarter Groove Axe. Archaic 7000-6000 B.P. Hamilton Co., Iowa. Speckled granite. 5” x 2 - 1/2” x 1 - 7/10”. This axe has wonderful definition, especially around the deeply grooved hafting area. The bit is nicely symmetrical and undamaged. Slight wear to the lower basal area with a small rough spot. Found by Steve Kelly near the mouth of the Des Moines River. 1,500.00 - 2,000.00

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35 - Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. DeKalb Co., Indiana. 4 - 5/8”. Slate, rough. Parks No.81. 100.00 - 200.00

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36 - Oval Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. Williams Co., Ohio. 3 - 3/8”. Slate Parks No.587. 100.00 - 200.00

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37 - Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. Grant Co., Indiana. 4 - 1/4�. Slate, engraved, rough. 150.00 - 250.00 38 - Lot of 200+ Arrowheads. Mostly Archaic and Woodland time periods. From a Pennsylvania collection. 2 ft. x 4 ft. Frame. Containing numerous pieces of mostly field grade arrowheads along with a pewter inlaid historic pipe and various other objects. 600.00 - 1,000.00

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39 - Transitional Snyders/Ross Blade. Woodland “Hopewell” phase. 2500 - 1500 B.P. Washington Co., Illinois. Heat treated Burlington chert. 5 - 5/8” x 2 - 13/16” x 3/8”. Heat treated to a beautiful glossy soft, pink, huge percussion flake scars attest to the skill of the Hopewell artisan who thinned this blade down to less than 1/2” thick, while maintaining an almost 3” width. The blade shape and notches reflect the Snyders Association, however the basal edge has been carefully refined in the “crown point” style of a Ross blade. A very unique feature. This is an extremely rare transitional point style. Several chips are along the blade edges. 4,000.00 - 4,500.00

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40 - Lot of Assorted Arrowheads. Typical Pennsylvania Chert and rhyolite. 26” x 20”. Gold colored wood frame containing 76 field grade arrowheads. 300.00 - 500.00

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The “Parks” Porphyry Popeye Birdstone Cameron Parks assembled one of the largest collections of slate artifacts known, during the 1940’s-50’s-60’s, earning him the title “Slate King”. In 1951 his birdstone collection was illustrated in Ohio Archaeologist, Vol. 1, number 3, October 1951, on pages 34, 35 and the back cover. Cameron had 18 birdstones at that time. His beautiful porphyry, pop eyed birdstone from DeKalb County, Indiana was shown on the back cover. Parks catalog #150. It was found in October 1950, on a farm near Butler by Wellington Young while picking up potatoes behind a potato digger. Mr. Young sold the bird to Ralph Staley, who knew Cameron’s interest in fine birdstones. Mr. Staley sold it to Mabel Parks, who give it to Cameron as a Christmas gift in 1950. This birdstone would make the Parks collection famous, and it was also illustrated in Birdstones of the North American Indian, by Earl Townsend, Jr., 1959, reprinted 2003, on page 76, color plate IV and pages 382-383, plate 135, figure B. Richard Q. Bourn, brother-in-law of Cameron Parks, was an avid collector, particularly of birdstones, who was able to acquire many of the finer Parks pieces after Cameron’s passing. Richard Bourn’s family estate has consigned the Parks birdstone.

41 - The “Parks” Porphyry Popeye Birdstone. 3500 - 2500 B.P. DeKalb Co., Indiana. L. 4” x W. 7/8” x H. 1 - 5/8” In his epic 1959 book “Birdstones of the North American Indian”, pages 382 - 383, Earl had this to say about the Parks bird - ”Beautiful and unique pale blue matrix with cream colored spots.” This exceptionally fine specimen was found in October, 1950, on the Floyd Meyers Farm near Butler by Wellington Young while picking up potatoes behind a potato digger. It is shown at color plate IV. The ridge treatment differs considerably from that of figure A, the rear ridge being much larger than the front one. Note the rare, upturned tail similar to that noted on the slate specimen at figure C., of plate 174. It also has the undercut jaw and pointed beak. In a second entry in the book Earl adds: “This rare specimen of porphyry with an unusual bluish cast possesses a poise and style all its own.” Over the years the Parks bird was given the moniker “blue” because of its unique color. One of the rarest features of “blue” is the fact that Earl Townsend could never buy it from Parks! Perhaps it was because, once held in the hand, the incredible balance, symmetry and perfect proportions of ‘blue” create such a desire to possess that even Earl Townsend’s money could not pry it away from Parks. This is the first time since it’s 1950 discovery that the Parks birdstone will be offered for public sale. 500,000.00 - 750,000.00

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42 - Lot of Assorted Arrowheads. Probably Pennsylvania area origin. Various cherts and materials. 14” x 16”. Gold colored frame containing 55 field grade arrowheads. 200.00 - 400.00

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43 - Dover Chert Chisel. 1300 - 400 B.P. Hardin County, Tennessee. L. 7” x W. 2 - 1/2” x TH. 13/16”. Mississippian flat bellied Chisel. This wood working tool shows polish and silica sheen from being used with wood and other organic substances. 300.00 - 500.00

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44 - Hardin Point. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. Stark Co., Illinois. Fern Glen Chert L. 2 - 9/16” x W. 1 - 1/16” x TH. 5/16”. Made of a beautiful purple chert. Nice basal definition with keen ears and fine edge work. 400.00 - 500.00 LOT - 44 28

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45 - Translucent Sugar Quartz Clovis Point. Early Paleo. 11500 - 10000 B.P. Fulton Co., Illinois. H. 4 - 1/4” x W. 1 - 1/8” x TH. 3/8”. The gorgeous translucent caramel color of this Covis has been accented by nature with a patch of pure white which forms the tip. The magnificent “white tip” on this point was no accident. It’s ancient maker carefully planned “white tip” and in the process created what is likely the most colorful sugar quartz Clovis known. Found by Ronald Beaird near the Buckhart Township, Fulton Co., Illinois. This Clovis has been cast by and is featured on the Paleo poster of Pete Bostrum, Lithic Casting Lab, Troy, Illinois. The “Bostrum Blessing” is given only to the finest of specimens. 45,000.00 - 60,000.00

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46 - Angostura Point. Early to middle Archaic 8800 - 7500 B.P. Lewis Co., Missouri. Burlington chert. L. 4 - 1/8” x W. 1 - 7/16” x TH. 3/16” Classic example of the type made of clean white Burlington. Excellent condition with nice edge work all the way around. 500.00 - 700.00 47 - Dalton Spear. Early Archaic 10,000 - 7000 B.P. Boone Co., Missouri. Burlington Chert. L. 4 - 1/2” x W. 1 - 1/4” x TH. 5/16”. Well patinated example with heavily ground base and well-formed ears. Nice bevel on both sides ending in a well-made tip. Basal thinning strike on one side. 600.00 - 700.00 48 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. Coshocton Co., Ohio. 2”. Slate, salvaged. 25.00 - 50.00

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49 - Dalton Spear. Early Archaic 10,000 - 7,000 B.P. Howard Co., Missouri. Burlington chert. L. 5 - 5/8” x W. 1 - 5/8” x TH. 5/16”. Featuring a beautiful round base with multiple basal thinning strikes that are almost deep enough to be considered fluting. This spear is well balanced with a sharp tip. 4,000.00 - 5,000.00

50 - Agate Basin Point. Transitional Paleo/ Early Archaic 10,500 8000 B.P. Burlington chert. L. 4” x W. 15/16” x TH. 5/16”. Thin and aerodynamic, this projectile is the ultimate in hunting efficiency. Featuring fine edge work and a nicely ground base. 1,800.00 - 2,200.00

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51 - Fractured Base Decatur Point. Early Archaic 9000 - 3000 B.P. Burlington chert. L. 2 - 7/8” x W. 1 -1/2” x TH. 3/16”. Exquisite flaking on this thin and delicate point. Heavily fractured and ground base. Perfectly balanced and undamaged ears. A rare and desirable point type that is exquisitely made. 800.00 - 1,000.00

52 - Clovis Point. Paleo. 11,000-10,000 B.P. Allamakee County, Iowa. Colorful Burlington chert. L. 3 - 9/16” x W. 1 - 1/2” x H. 5/16”. Very colorful Burlington chert with red-pink concentric bands of color. Shallow flutes on both sides. One ear less well defined. This Clovis expands in the center like a St. Louis style. 500.00 - 700.00 53 - Adena Point. Late Archaic to late Woodland 3000 - 1200 B.P. Council Bluffs, Iowa. Heat-treated Burlington chert. 5” x 1 - 5/16” x 5/16”. Outrageous greens and muted reds swirl through this colorful heat treated point. Tip broken, otherwise a large, well-made Adena. 200.00 - 400.00

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54 - Corner Notch Blade. Archaic 7500 - 4000 B.P. Missouri origin. Burlington Chert. L. 7” x W. 2” x TH. 5/16”. This incredibly large corner notch was featured front and center in Earl Townsend’s large flint case, and rightfully so, as it is the finest example known. This artifact has been in the collections of several well-known old timers, and is unbelievably perfect considering its massive size. A monumental, Museum Grade Blade. 40,000.00 - 60,000.00

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55 - Three Quarter Groove Axe. Archaic 7000 - 6000 B.P. Speckled granite. 4 - 3/4” x 1 - 7/8” x 1 - 3/4”. Nice granite matrix on this well defined axe. One small chip on the bit edge. 500.00 - 1,000.00

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56 - Pelican Lake Point. Late Archaic-Woodland. 3,500-2,200 B.P. Origin is likely Iowa. Patinated Burlington chert. L. 3” x W. 1 - 3/8” x H. 1/8”. Incredibly thin and well-made example of this rare point type. Delicate ears are perfect, as is the sharp tip. This point is gem quality. 700.00 - 1,000.00

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57 - Beaver Lake Point. Paleo 11,000 - 800 B.P. Found by Calvin Meyer in Washington Co., Illinois. Hornstone. 3” x 3/4” x 1/4”. This early projectile is thin and superbly made from a high quality hornstone. 400.00 - 600.00

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58 - Ovoid Flint Blade. Early Archaic 10,000 - 7,000 B.P. Indiana Green chert. L. 5 - 3/4” x W. 2 - 3/8” x TH. 10mm. This unusual material appears to be an outstanding specimen of Indiana Green chert, with the addition of a swirling chocolate band surrounding a pinkish nodular core. Large percussion flake scars support an early archaic origin. Fine finish flaking along the edge. No damage. 500.00 - 800.00

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59 - Stanfield Knife. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. Jersey Co., Illinois. Payson Chert. L. 5 - 5/8” x W. 2 - 1/8”. Absolutely gorgeous orange creek stain on this highly desirable chert type. The blade is exceptionally thin to be so wide, and features excellent edgework. One tiny nick near the tip. 800.00 - 1,000.00

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60 - Base Tang Knife. Late Archaic Woodland 4000 - 2000 B.P. Likely origin Texas. L. 6 - 5/8” x W. 3 -1/8” x TH. 3/16”. This is a huge specimen, yet it is incredibly thin. Delicate, well balanced notches surround an expanding stem. Excellent edge work. 6,000.00 - 8,000.00

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61 - Porphyry Popeye “Cut Throat” Birdstone. Woodland 3500 - 2500 B.P. Found near Montpeiler, Williams County, Ohio. L. 3 - 1/2” x W. 1 - 1/2” x H. 1 -3/4”. This fantastic porphyry masterpiece was included in Earl C. Townsend’s 1959 book “Birdstones of the North American Indian”, pages 580, 581, plate 238. Earl had this to say... “Dark gray porphyry with pale green phenocrysts. One eye is restored. The original eye is of the button type. Here again the beak is pointed upward. Note the sharply defined outline delineated by the expert stone maker who fashioned this specimen. Collected in 1908 by Joseph Ringeisen, Jr., of Milwaukee. Catalog No.346” The “sharply defined outline” Earl made reference to was probably directed to the rare “cut throat” feature so prominently sculpted into the throat area of this special bird. One eye missing and professionally restored. 80,000.00 - 100,000.00

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62 - Hardin Blade. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. Hancock Co., Illinois. Creek stained Burlington chert. L. 5 - 7/8” x W. 2 -1/4” x TH. 1/4”. A massive blade with an attractive banding in the material highlight by creek staining. Several chips along the edges and on one ear. 4,000.00 - 5,000.00

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63 - Beveled Round Base Knife. Archaic 7500 - 4000 B.P. Ft. Payne chert. Very well made example from a Northern Ohio collection. The Ft. Payne chert has beautifully patinated to a light gray, with wispy white cloud patch throughout. The bevel slowly blends into the entire length of the knife creating a wonderful balance,symmetry and “feel”. One slight ding on one side of tip. 600.00 - 1,000.00

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64 - Hematite Plummet. Late Woodland 2500 - 1500 B.P. Likely origin Illinois. L. 2 - 1/2” x Dia. 1 - 1/8”. This is a Snyders style grooved plummet. Nicely finished with full groove. 400.00 - 500.00 65 - green quartz Celt. Woodland- 3,000-1500 B.P. Peoria County, Illinois L. 10 - 1/2” x W. 3 - 1/2” x TH. 1 - 3/4 This large celt, made of an attractive quartz, is well balanced, with an exquisite polish. The bit shows use wear, with several small nicks. 1,500.00 - 2,000.00

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66 - Pottery Bottle. Mississippian Era Caddo Culture 1100 - 700 B.P. Shell tempered Terra Cotta. L. 6 - 1/2” x W. 4 - 1/2” Wonderfully sculpted lines make up the Bailey pattern engraved on this solid bottle. Long cylinder neck terminates with rolled bottle lip. 1,000.00 - 2,000.00 67 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. 4 - 5/8”. Union Co. Slate, rough. Parks No.505. 200.00 - 300.00

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68 - Quartz Birdstone. Late Archaic early Woodland 5000 - 3000 B.P. L. 3 - 1/2” x W. 1” x H. 1 - 1/8”. Birdstones made of quartz are exceedingly rare. Rarer still is the broad “duck bill” like nose featured on this bird. Another attractive feature is the keeled or curved bottom which gives it the appearance of having “feet”. This is the only quartz birdstone known that has fully drilled holes. This bird is in Earl Townsend’s 1959 book. “Birdstones of North American Indian”, pages 594, 595. Earl described this bird as follows..”This little oddity seems to represent an aquatic fowl, with it’s wide bill and rounded head. Collected by Dr. Roland Bunch, of Muncie, Indiana, prior to 1940. In the collection of Dr. T. Hugh Young.” 15,000.00 - 20,000.00

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69 - Friendship Bowl. LOT - 69 Caddo culture 800-600 B.P. Park Co., Arkansas. H. 4” x Dia. 7 - 3/8”. Engraved around the circumference of this bowl are several bands of interwoven panels which were designed to convey a meaning 1000 years ago Professionally restored. 400.00 - 600.00 www.MorphyAuctions.com | May 17, 2014

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70 - Rattail Spud. 700-500 B.P. Mississippian era Dallas phase. Rhea Co., Tennessee. Greenstone. 9 - 3/4” x 2 - 3/4” x 26mm. A wonderfully delicate flared bit flows seamlessly into a tapered handle, giving this ceremonial spud a balance and symmetry that is a joy to hold. Dark organic patina still clings to most of the surface. An “as made” flat area runs along one side of the handle. 14,000.00 - 18,000.00

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71 - Copena Cache. Woodland period 3000-1300 B.P. Decatur County Tennessee. Longest: L. 6� x W. 1 - 1/4� Dover chert was the abundant natural resource hidden away in the rich, riverine valleys of Middle Tennessee which provided a building block for the Copena Culture, allowing them to craft the magnificent offertory blades shown here. For over 40 years this cache has been the benchmark to which all other Copenas are compared. The center blade, at 6 inches, remains one of the finest examples on record. Several points have tiny, as made chips. One point has a small portion of the tip missing. 60,000.00 - 80,000.00

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72 - Friendship Engraved Bowl. Caddo culture 800 - 600 B.P. Clark Co., Arkansas. H. 3 - 3/8” x Dia. 9 - 1/4”. Finely engraved panel wraps around the outside of the bowl which is filled with panels of symbolic shapes meant to convey meaning, in a language long lost. Professionally restored. 600.00 - 800.00

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74 - Nash Neck Jar. 1200 -800 B.P. Miller Co., Arkansas. H. 5 - 1/4” x Dia. 8 - 1/4”. The Nash style is rarely encountered. This vessel has a solid body with minor rim repair. 800.00 - 1,200.00

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75 - Tube Bannerstone. Cameron Parks collection. Seneca Co., Ohio. 3 - 1/2”. Slate, unifinished, Wehrle Cat. No.3985W. 100.00 - 200.00 LOT - 75

76 - Prismoidal Bannerstone preform. Cameron Parks Collection. No location noted. 2 - 1/2”. Gneiss, unfinished. 100.00 - 200.00 LOT - 76

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77 - Butterfly Bannerstone. 6000-4000 B.P Archaic period. Montgomery Co., Tennessee near Blooming Grove Creek. Wirey granite. 3 - 5/16” x 2” Dia. x 20mm. This is one of only two known butterfly bannerstones made of wiry granite. This is the only known example containing two engraved lines on one side of the barrel and a single engraved line on the other barrel side. This bannerstone is absolutely perfect in balance, form and symmetry. The dense hard black quartz component within the wiry granite matrix still retains the original highly polished surface. Other softer minerals surrounding the quartz have degridated slightly throughout time, leaving a unique surface that verifies authenticity. This butterfly form in granite is not likely to be seen at auction again. 25,000.00 - 35,000.00

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78 - Wisconsin Wing Bannerstone. Late Archaic 5000 - 3000 B.P. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. H. 3 - 1/4” x W. 3 -1/2” x TH. 1”. Wisconsin wing banners have the widest distribution of any style. The material chosen by the maker can vary greatly as in this example. This dark black quartz contains several bits of ruby red quartz inclusion, adding to its mysterious origin. One side of the barrel is nicely fluted. 30,000.00 - 35,000.00

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79 - Agate Basin Spear. Transition Paleo. 10,500 - 8000 B.P. Sangamon Co., Illinois. Creek stained Burlington Chert. L. 9” x W. 1 - 1/8” x TH. 9mm. This is the Agate Basin that all other must be measured against. Even with a broken tip this monumental spear radiates power when held in the hand. It is perfectly balanced in every way, made, no doubt, by a master craftsman. The basal grinding rises 2 1/2” up each side , suggesting its use as a projectile, designed for maximum blade exposure and penetration. 30,000.00 - 40,000.00

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80 - Apple Creek Point. Late Woodland 1700 - 1500 B.P. Lewis Co., Missouri. Burlington chert. L. 3 - 1/2” x W. 1 - 3/8” x TH. 1/4”. Made of a beautiful pink and white Burlington chert with nice notches and a very sharp tip. Fantastic condition. 300.00 - 400.00

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81 - Three Quarter Groove Axe. Archaic 7000 - 8000 B.P. Marion Co., Iowa. Speckled granite. 4 - 1/2” x 1 - 7/10”. Great material with nice overall definition. Typical use wear on base and bit with several chips and general bit wear. 1,000.00 - 1,500.00

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82 - GreenBriar Dalton. Early Archaic 9,500 - 6,000 B.P. Pason Chert. L. 4” x W. 1” x TH. 5/16. Beautiful Payson chert with wisp’s of red throughout. Finely serrated with well defined ears. 3,000.00 - 4,000.00

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83 - Panel Bannerstone. Archaic period 6000-4,000 B.P. Cheatham Co., Tennessee, near Ashland City. Metamorphic banded slate. 2 - 1/2” x 2 - 5/8” x 2”. The heavily patinated surface almost conceals the unusual metamorphic banding hidden underneath. The typical gouged oval hole has been smoothed and refined inside. 4,000.00 - 6,000.00

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84 - Cahokia Style Discoidal. Mississippian 1300 - 400 B.P. Purple and black granite. Dia. 2 - 7/8” x TH. 11/16”. Nice finish. Excellent condition. Classic Cahokia style game stone. With a slight dimple in the middle of each side. 300.00 - 500.00

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85 - Drilled Spatulate. 700 - 500 B.P. Late Mississippian era, Dallas phase. Rockwood Landing, Roane Co., Tennessee. Banded metamorphic greenstone. 6 - 3/4” x 6 - 1/4” x 16mm. The spaulate form is one of the rarest of all ceremonial artifacts within the Dallas culture. To find one drilled is even more rare. This example, found by Jack East at Rockwood Landing, Tennessee features an immaculate bit edge and a highly polished finish. Attractive color bands running through material were captured by the Ancient maker. 8,000.00 - 10,000.00

86 - Hardin Point. Early archaic. 9,000-6,000 B.P. Polk County, Iowa. Burlington Chert. L. 3 - 5/8” x W. 1 - 3/4” x H. 5/16”. This is a textbook example of a well-made Illinois Hardin. Ears, notches, base, and tip are all balanced nicely. Finely serrated edge. 2,000.00 - 2,500.00

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87 - Calf Creek Point. Early-middle archaic. 8,000-5,000 B.P. Found near Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma. Patinated Burlington Chert. Incredible notches extend over 3/4” into this classic basal notched point. Thin and well made for this type. Several small chips on edges and ears. Perino called this Peoria Chert when he authenticated it for Dave Harvey back in 1995. 2,500.00 - 3,500.00 LOT - 87

88 - Greenbriar Point. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. L. 4 - 1/8” x W. 1” x TH. 3/16”. A pristine example of this early projectile type. Intense serrations cumulate in a magnificent needle tip. Delicately perfect ears have been ground properly, as has the base. 2,000.00 - 3,000.00

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89 - Cobden Chert Clovis Point. Early Paleo 11,500 - 10,000 B.P. Perry Co., Illinois. L. 3 - 1/4” x W. 1 - 1/4” x TH. 5/16”. Bold flutes are featured on this high quality hornstone point. Classic Clovis form with a moderately ground base. 6,000.00 - 7,000.00

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90 - Ferruginous Quartz Hourglass Bannerstone. Late Archaic 4000 - 3000 B.P. H. 2- 3/8” x W. 2- 1/8” x TH. 7/8”. Ferruginous Quartz is a very hard stone, making it difficult to work by hand, but it was the material of choice for the elite society of the terminal Archaic period. Gemstone like color, no doubt, created this demand, and choice stone specimens like this were probably reserved for use by the best artisans. This Hourglass style Quartz masterpiece captures an incredible pastel cloudscape of soft red-orange intermingling with clouds of soft white. Breath taking. 25,000.00 - 30,000.00

91 - Stillwell Spear. Early Archaic 9000 - 7000 B.P. St. Charles Co., Missouri. Burlington Chert. L. 4 - 1/4” x W. 1 - 1/4” x TH. 5/16”. Found by Ken Timmons, this museum grade spear features exquisite edge serration’s and well balanced notches. 1,600.00 - 2,000.00

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92 - Hardin Point. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. Burlington Chert. L. 2 - 5/8” x L. 1 - 3/4” x TH. 5/16”. Very well balanced point with excellent basal definition and flaring barbs. Nicely serrated edge work terminating in a sharp tip. 600.00 - 800.00

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93 - Camden Chert Mississippian Chisel. 1300 - 400 B.P. Hardin Co., Tennessee. L. 7” x W. 2 - 3/8” x TH. 7/8”. Polish on this flat bellied chesil comes from ancient plant silica. It is most likely a wood working tool. 300.00 - 500.00

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94 - Gibson Point. Woodland 2000 - 1500 B.P. Miami Co., Kansas. Fossiliferous chert. 4” x 1 - 1/2” x 5/16”. A rare point type with notches that expand at the bottom of the notch. Sharp tip and edge work. Tiny chip on one barb. 300.00 - 500.00 95 - Flint Discoidal. 1000-5000 B.P. Mississippian period. Dickson Co. Tennessee. Possibly Beech creek Flint. 3 - 3/4” x 35mm x 15/16”. Flint, because of its higher quartz content, is a much harder material to shape than the quartzite typically used to manufacture Middle Tennessee trophy discoidals. Consequently, flint discoidals are very rarely seen. Unusual stones were searched out by ancient people and when a piece of stone was procured with outrageous color patterns like the one seen here, it was passed up to a master stone worker capable of sharpening the stubborn flint material into the masterpiece you see here. The ancient makers ability to disburse the ruby red color across the surface of the stone is remarkable. Trophy game stones like this were used to complete in huge Chun-Kee games that involved high stakes betting on the roll of the stone. The precision and balance of these disks were of major importance to the outcome of the game. The “thumb” polish seen throughout the inner cups of this discoidal reflect the many hours of rubbing its ancient player invested, in an effort to bring balance and aerodynamics to perfection. 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 54

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96 - Lost Lake Point. Early Archaic period 9000-6000 B.P. Found near Lewisburg, Marshall County, Tennessee. Ft. Payne chert. L. 5 - 1/2” x W. 1 - 3/4” x TH. 5/16”. Large, first stage blades from the Early Archaic are rarely found intact. This massive example, at over 5 inches, defies all odds. High quality material allowed for keen serrations along the blade edge. Deep, well balanced notches and aerodynamic beveling define this Granddaddy as a classic Lost Lake. Chip along one side and one ear. 12,000.00 - 15,000.00

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97 - Butterfly Bannerstone. Cameron Parks Collection. Branch Co., Michigan. 4 - 3/8”. Slate. Badly damaged. 100.00 - 200.00

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98 - 18PC Pennsylvania Jasper Arrowhead Collection. Mississippian to Archaic time periods. Two blades, two triangular points and several stemmed and notched types. This group is an excellent example of Pennsylvania point types and material. 300.00 - 400.00

99 - Dovetail / St. Charles Point. Early Archaic 9500 - 8000 B.P. St. Clair Co., Illinois. Burlington Chert. L. 3” x W. 1 -1/2” x TH. 5/16”. The broad, heavily ground base suggest this point was much larger at one time. Made from a beautiful, glossy material with fine edge work. 400.00 - 500.00

100 - Stillwell Point. Early Archaic 9000 - 7000 B.P. Jersey Co., Illinois. Burlington Chert. L. 4” x W. 1 - 1/2” x TH. 5/16”. Nicely serrated example of a rare point type. small chip on tip, ear, and one barb. 400.00 - 500.00

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SEE WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS 101 - North Blade. Woodland 2200 - 1600 B.P. Southern Great Lakes region. Heat treated Burlington Chert. L. 4 - 3/8” x W. 3 - 3/4” x TH. 13m Well finished, with secondary edge work, blades like this are often cached away in groups, perhaps as an offering, sign of wealth, or social rank. 200.00 - 400.00 102 - Stanfield Knife. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. Fulton Co., Illinois. Creek stained Burlington Chert. L. 6 - 3/4” x W. 2 - 1/4”. Nicely beveled with an orange creek stain adhering to parts of the surface. Several large chips along one side. 400.00 - 500.00

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103 - Grayware Headpot. Late Mississippian 600 B.P. Golden Lake Site Mississippi Co., Arkansas. H. 5 - 1/4” x W. 7 - 1/2” x 7 1/4” Dia The Roy Pohler Headpot is an exquisite example of a grayware variation of this rare ritual vessel. Dr. James F. Cherry, in his epic 1990 book dedicated to Headpots, included this vessel on page 120, figures 88 and 133. Dr. Cherry pointed out, “This Headpot has an unusual occipital bun. Additional adorno include multiple ear piercings, a pierced forelock tab, and a highly burnished finish. One of the rarest features on this Headpot is the fact that it is solid, with No restoration. This is almost unheard of, as ground shifting over hundreds of years breaks almost all large pots like this. Two X-rays accompany this lot confirming the solid condition of this pot. The Pohler Headpot has been featured in many collector publications throughout its history. Included with this lot is a copy of Dr. Cherry’s Headpot book as well as two collector journals. All featuring the Pohler Headpot. 60,000.00 - 80,000.00

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104 - Hardin Blade. Early Archaic. 9,000-6,000 B.P. Madison County, Iowa. Burlington Chert. L. 4 - 3/4” x W. 1 - 3/4” x H. 5/16”. Found by Don Eckelberry. A “barbed” Hardin variety with excellent basal and ear definition. Nicely creek stained Burlington, with several minor chips near tip. 800.00 - 1,000.00

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105 - Dalton Blade. Early archaic. 10,000-9,200 B.P. Lee County, Iowa. Burlington Chert. L. 5 - 3/8” x W. 2” x H. 1/4”. A well patinated blade in the Dalton “Classic” style. Very thin cross section for this size. Fine secondary edge work. Several tiny chips along blade edge and base. 3,000.00 - 3,500.00

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106 - Pink Burlington Ovate Blade. Archaic. 7,500-4,000 B.P. Origin is likely Wisconsin. L. 6 - 1/8” x W. 2 - 3/16” x H. 7/16”. Gorgeous, glossy Burlington blade made of a muted pink material with deep red-pink spots. Huge percussion flake scars suggest this blade could be from the earliest Archaic. Well balanced for such a large blade. 500.00 - 800.00

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107 - Gorget. Cameron Parks Collection. Allen Co., Ind. Slate. 3 - 7/8”. Parks No.861. 200.00 - 300.00

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108 - Discoidal. Mississippian period 1100 - 600 B.P. Hamilton County (Chattanooga) Tennessee. Tan fine grained quartzite. 5” Dia. Early European travelers chronicled the fact that Chun-Kee games were of supreme importance to the Indigenous population, as tribal fortunes were wagered on the outcome. Hundreds of years before that time, Mississippian people had a great reverence for Chun-Kee as well, proof of which may be seen in this “Double Cupped” Discoidal masterpiece. Rarely do Discoidals reach this level of refinement. The symmetry and edge definition captured in this specimen represent the pinnacle of Mississippian ground stone craftsmanship. “Thumb Polish” covers the entire cup face on both sides. The precision of this ancient gambling device reflects the importance of its trajectory in hope of winning the game. pictured in Moreheads. Hamilton County (Chattanooga) Tennessee is the epicenter of the Mississippian culture who used and revered these stones. Tan quartzite seems to be the preferred material for those found in Tennessee. 30,000.00 - 40,000.00

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109 - Sugar Quartz Paleo Knife. 11,000-10,000 B.P. Paleo. Origin is likely Wisconsin. L. 5” x W. 2 - 1/16” x H. 5/16”. Large percussion flaking suggests that this knife is very early. Nicely made considering the stubbornness of this tough material. Rounded tip suggests its use as a knife. 300.00 - 400.00

110 - Quapaw Bottle. 600 - 400 B.P. H. 7” x Dia. 5 - 1/2”. This solid unrestored bottle retains an outstanding red paint slip over a buff pottery body. 1,000.00 - 1,500.00

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111 - Caddo Bowl. 1000-500 B.P. Dia. 6 - 1/2” x H. 3 - 3/4”. This is a rare “Means style” four lobed bowl. Featuring a dark, highly burnished finish. Between the 4 protrusions are finely engraved panels of symbolic Caddo motifs. The bowl rim is decorated with bands filled with additional symbolic panels. Cracks have been professionally restored. 500.00 - 700.00 62

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112 - Quartz Jersey Bluff Discoidal. Mississippian 1300 - 400 B.P. Clay Co., Illinois. TH. 1 - 3/4” x 4 - 3/4” Dia. Excellent hand polish on this trophy game stone. Made of an unusual sugary quartz. Perfect balance and symmetry. 5,000.00 - 6,000.00

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113 - Mississippian Bowl. 1200 - 800 B.P. H. 3 - 1/4” x Dia. 1”. An unusual woven pie crest style rim. Broken in two pieces and re-glued. Appears to have no further restoration. Nicely polished original finish. 500.00 - 1,000.00

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114 - Copper covered Ear Spools. 800-600 B.P. Mississippian era, Dallas phase. Megs Co., Tennessee in the Hiawassee River area. Fine limestone, covered in hammered native trade copper. Unbelievably rare ceremonial regalia from the “Southern Cult” phase of the Dallas culture. The base material is made of limestone which has been engraved to allow the delicate hand hammered copper foil cover to recess into the engravings to become a part of the embossed design. Appreciation increases with the fact that the origin of the copper to make the foil cover came from the great lakes region, 1000 miles from where these spools were found. Small pieces missing from both rear disk spools. Small chips along the perimeter of both spools. Perhaps 30% of original copper foil remains. Outstanding condition considering the delicate nature of this exquisitely rare work of art. 15,000.00 - 20,000.00

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115 - Sedalia Point. Mid-late archaic. 5,000-3,000 B.P. Hancock County, Illinois. Burlington chert. L. 5 - 5/8” x W. 1 - 1/2” x H. 5/16”. Nicely made example of this classic spear point. 500.00 - 700.00

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116 - Caddo Duck Effigy Bowl. 800 - 600 B.P. H. 4 - 1/2” x Dia. 6 - 1/2”. The Caddo made very few effigy pottery vessels. To find a solid unrestored example, as in this duck is rare indeed. Ducks were of special importance to the Mississippians because they could exist in all three cosmic realms. Above earth, because they could fly, on earth, as they could walk, and below earth, because they could dive underwater. 2,500.00 - 4,500.00 www.MorphyAuctions.com | May 17, 2014

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117 - Means Engraved Bowl. Mississippian-1200-800 B.P. Clark County, Arkansas. H. 3 - 3/8” x Dia. 10”. A delicately engraved band wraps around the outside of this large bowl that is filled with arches and other symbolic motifs. An additional narrow 1/2” band wraps around the bowl above the symbolic band. 700.00 - 1,200.00 118 - Sandle Sole Gorget. Cameron Parks Collection. DeKalb Co., Indiana. 4 - 3/4”. Parks No.85. Slate, rough and broken at one hole. 100.00 - 200.00 LOT - 118 66

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119 - Quartz Jersey Bluff Discoidal. Mississippian 1300 - 400 B.P. Schuyler Co., Illinois. TH. 2 - 1/8” x 5” Dia. This trophy game stone shows excellent hand polish on a rich and unusual gray black quartzite. 7,000.00 - 9,000.00

120 - Quadra-Concave Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. Van Wert Co., Ohio. 3 - 5/8”. Slate. Parks No.170. 200.00 - 300.00

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121 - Saddle Back Bannerstone. 6000-4000 B.P. Archaic period. Benton Co., Tennessee. Red Claystone. 25/16” x 2 - 3/8” x 21mm. A classic Middle Tennessee material transformed into an extremely well made example of a saddleface form that is not often seen so far South. Nicely finished, with organic patina adhering to much of the surface. Remnants of ancient cane drilling are clearly visible in the hole. 4,000.00 - 6,000.00 www.MorphyAuctions.com | May 17, 2014

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122 - Tapered Oval Hardstone Bannerstone. 6000-4000 B.P. Archaic period. Yellow Creek Montgomery Co., Tennessee. Fine-grained, granite- like hardstone. 2 - 1/2” x 2” x 1 - 5/8”. A highly polished surface on this unusual hardstone material. This tapered profile is almost never seen. Several nicks and plow scrapes on one side and lower edge. Exhibits wonderful ancient drilling from both ends. 6,000.00 - 8,000.00

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123 - Nebo Axe. Middle Archaic 7500 - 4000 B.P. Louis Co., Iowa. Speckled granite. L. 7 - 1/2” x W. 3” x TH. 1 - 1/2”. This axe is in immaculate condition with excellent definition and finish. This is one of the most desirable 3/4 groove axe styles. 10,000.00 - 12,000.00

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124 - Speckled Granite Rectangular Barrel Bannerstone. Terminal Archaic 4000 - 3000 B.P. Crawford Co, Missouri. H. 2 - 7/8” x W. 4” x TH. 1”. This is a large and well-made example of this banner style, with spectacular mottled creams, grays and blacks molded together within the granite matrix. The wings of this banner are particularly large and well formed. Small chip on barrel end. 22,000.00 - 25,000.00

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125 - Quartz Jersey Bluff Discoidal. Mississippian 1300 - 400 B.P. Perry Co., Illinois. Dia. 5 - 1/2” x 2 - 1/8”. This trophy game stone possess the balance, symmetry and incredible hand polish of a winner. It was probably won and lost for generations by Mississippian “gamers”. This is a large example of this style. 4,000.00 - 5,000.00

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126 - Foster Trailed Jar. 800 - 1200 AD. Clark Co., Arkansas. H. 8 - 7/8” x Dia. 7 - 3/4”. A very intricate design on this obscure, attractive, flared “Spitton Style” jar, including a rare “applique” technique. Cracks have been professionally restored. 1,200.00 - 1,800.00

127 - Hematite Plummet. Late Woodland 2500 - 1500 B.P. Calhoun Co., Illinois. L. 2 - 1/2” x Dia. 1 - 1/4”. This is a Snyders style grooved plummet. Rough surface with numerous pits. 200.00 - 300.00

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128 - Sedalia Point. Mid-Late Archaic 5000 - 3000 B.P. Made of a quartz-included, heavily weathered Burlington chert. L. 4 - 3/4” x W. 1 - 1/4”. Nice lanceolate form with a slight tip chip. 200.00 - 400.00 129 - Etley Point. Later Archaic 4000 - 2000 B.P. Burlington Chert. L. 4 - 3/4” x W. 1 - 1/4”. Made of a tan heat treated Burlington chert with caramel streaks and threads running throughout the length. Classic Etley Form. Small chips on base, ear and tip. 300.00 - 500.00

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130 - Sugar Quartz Dalton. Early Archaic 10,000 - 7,000 B.P. L. 4 - 11/16” x W. 1 - 7/16” x TH. 5/16” Beautiful honey colored translucent sugar quartz material has been nicely flaked and thinned. 4,000.00 - 5,000.00

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131 - Green Briar Dalton. Early Archaic 9500 - 6000 B.P. Pike Co., Illinois. Avon Chert. L. 3 - 3/4” x W. 1 - 1/2” x TH. 5/16”. Very high quality point with thin cross section, nicely ground base and sharp tip. 3,000.00 - 4,000.00 132 - Clovis Point. Early Paleo- 11,500 - 10,000 B.P. Adams Co., Illinois. Burlington Chert. This textbook Clovis features a heavily ground base and flutes that almost reach the center of the point. One tiny chip on each side. 3,000.00 - 4,000.00

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133 - Graham Cave Point. Early - middle Archaic. 9000 - 5000 B.P. Burlington Chert. 4” x 9/16” x 5/16’”. Exceptional workmanship, featuring the famous Graham Cave “drooping ears”. Fine edge work terminates with a keen tip. 1,000.00 - 1,500.00

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134 - Holland Spear. Early Archaic 10,000 - 9000 B.P. Ringgold Co., Iowa. Burlington Chert. 5” x 1 - 9/16” x 5/16”. This huge Holland spear is made from a high quality Burlington chert which is heavily patinated, with a white “skin” covering much of one side. Created almost entirely by beautiful percussion flaking, with many flakes extending over half way across the point. Several small nicks along the side and a tiny chip near the tip. An exceptional Holland spear. 4,000.00 - 5,000.00

135 - Sugar Quartz Lance Point. Early Archaic. 10,000-7,000 B.P. Origin is likely Wisconsin. L. 4 - 7/16” x W. 1” x H. 5/16”. Beautiful honey colored translucent quartz turns a lighter lemon color near the base. Thin and well made, especially from this colorful, tough material. 1,500.00 - 2,000.00

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136 - Sedalia Spear Point. Mid-late archaic. 5,000-3,000 B.P. Pike County, Illinois. Burlington chert. L. 6 - 1/2” x W. 1 - 3/4” x H. 1/2”. Found by George Jennings. A huge and well-made example with a ground base and a perfect, sharp tip. 700.00 - 1,000.00 137 - Thebes Point. Early Archaic 10000 - 8000 B.P. Pike Co., Illinois. Burlington chert. L. 3 - 1/8” x W. 1 - 7/8” x TH. 5/16” Excellent notching and prominent serration’s on this large, textbook example. 700.00 - 800.00

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138 - Thebes Blade. Early Archaic 10,000 - 8000 B.P. Fulton Co., Illinois. Burlington chert. L. 3 - 3/4” x W. 2 - 1/4” x TH. 1/4”. This huge blade, with carefully rounded tip, is likely a knife form. Interesting Burlington material with tan spots throughout. 700.00 - 800.00 139 - Button Base Dovetail Point. Early Archaic 9500 - 8000 B.P. Scott Co., Illinois. Burlington chert. L. 3 - 7/8” x W. 1 - 1/2” x TH. 5/16” Made of a glossy high quality material, with superior edge work. Two small nicks on one side. 500.00 - 600.00

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140 - Morse Knife. Woodland. 3000 - 1500 B.P. Likely origin Illinois. Pink- orange Burlington Chert. L. 6 - 1/2” x W. 1 - 3/4”. The tip and base of this knife are made of the gray- white cortex of the parent nodule, however, the center of the blade erupts in an explosion of pink orange because of the higher ferric content within the nodule center. 700.00 - 800.00

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141 - Dovetail Spear. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. From a Pennsylvania collection. L. 4 - 5/8” x W. 1 - 3/4” x TH. 10mm. Refined basal work that almost meets the “button base” category. Perfect matching notches. A large and well balanced spear, with a chipped tip. 500.00 - 700.00

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142 - Payson Chert Knife. Early Archaic 6000 - 9000 B.P. Lincoln Co., Missouri. L. 6” x W. 2 -3/4” x TH. 3/8”. Payson is a highly desirable chert type, and this is an excellent example of the material. This blade is exceptionally thin to be so wide, and features excellent edge work. and beautiful form. With one tiny nick near the tip. 4,000.00 - 5,000.00

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143 - Alabates Flint Harrahey Knife. Mississippian 700 - 400 B.P. 1 - 1/4” x 1 - 1/2” x 5/16”. Wonderfully patinated Alabates flint with gray fossil patterns floating in the classic red-purple base material. Classic opposing bevels. Pictured in Penhandle Plains Historical review. Vol. 28 Page 96 1955. 800.00 - 1,000.00 144 - Sugar Quartz Archaic Knife. Archaic 7500 - 4000 B.P. Kewaunee Co., Wisconsin. 6 - 1/4” x 1 - 3/4” x 3/8”. Sparkly material “glitters” when rolled in light. Probably a Lerma style knife as it is slightly beveled. Several small chips along one side. 1,200.00 - 1,500.00

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145 - Hardstone Celt. 3000-1300 B.P. Woodland period. Southern Tennessee. Metamorphic greenstone. 13 - 1/2” x 4” x 46mm. A very large and well-made Celt featuring a perfect bit edge. Light and dark patches intermingle through the metamorphic greenstone material. Remnants of ancient pecking are visible throughout the surface. 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 www.MorphyAuctions.com | May 17, 2014


146 - Mississippian Jar. 1200 - 800 A.D. H. 5” x Dia. 6 - 1/2”. A solid, unrestored jar with a nicely burnished finish. 800.00 - 1,200.00 147 - Caddo “Star” Bottle. 800 - 600 B.P. H. 7 - 1/2” x Dia. 6 - 1/2”. When viewing this bottle by looking down, the elusive “star” pattern is revealed. So deeply engraved that it almost appears to be embossed. One of the most attractive incised patterns to be found on a Caddo bottle. The bottle itself is unusual in that the top and bottom portions co-join at an edged angle that suggests the bottle is a compound of two different vessels. Almost certainly a vessel with a ceremonial purpose. Minor pressure crack. 2,000.00 - 4,000.00

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148 - Quartz Cahokia Discodial. Mississippian 1300 - 400 B.P. Likely origin Oklahoma. Dia. 2 - 3/4” x TH. 7/8”. Nice translucent orange quartz game stone is nicely cupped and well balanced. Several chips along both rim edges. 500.00 - 1,000.00 149 - Bell Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. Defiance Co., Ohio. Slate. 5 - 1/2”. Parks No.131. 150.00 - 250.00

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150 - Mississippian Bowl. 1200 - 800 B.P. H. 2 - 3/4” x Dia. 5 - 1/4”. Rhodes incised pattern. Exquisite engraving covers the entire outer surface of this solid bowl, suggesting its use to be of a ritual nature. Solid. with wonderfully delicate construction. A delight to hold in the hand. 1,500.00 - 2,500.00

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151 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. Kent Co., Michigan. Slate. 4 - 1/2”. 300.00 - 400.00 152 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. Slate. 100.00 - 200.00 153 - Agate Basin. Transitional Paleo. 10,500-8,000 B.P. Marion County, Iowa. Burlington Chert. L. 3 - 1/2” x W. 1 - 1/8” x H. 1/4”. Thin, aerodynamic, sharp tip, fine edge work. The perfect Paleo spear tip. 700.00 - 1,000.00

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154 - Quapaw Nodded Bowl. 600 - 400 B.P. Lee Co., Arkansas. H. 4 - 1/4” x Dia. 6 - 1/2”. This bowl is solid, with unusual nodded protrusions equally distributed around the shoulder area. Two tiny holes on each side of the bowl could have been for suspension, or decoration. 1,000.00 - 1,400.00 155 - Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. Wayne Co., Indiana. Slate. 3”. Parks No.828. 150.00 - 250.00 156 - Conglomerate Quartz Discodial. Mississippian 600 - 400 B.P. Dia. 3 - 3/4” x TH. 1 - 7/8”. Conglomerate stone is an artistic challenge because density variation makes it very difficult to obtain a smooth surface. Outrageous color combinations within the matrix of this unusual conglomerate are, no doubt, why the ancient Mississippian artisan chose such a challenging raw material to make a Thophy game stone.. The artists efforts were rewarded by this unique conglomerate masterpiece, as it would have been highly valued in Mississippian Gaming circles 1000 years ago. 12,000.00 - 15,000.00

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157 - Conch Shell Gorget. Mississippian era 1000 - 400 B.P. Northern Alabama origin. Dia. 3” x TH. 1/8” This piece of ocean shell was traded from the gulf coast up to Northern Alabama, reflecting the extensive trade network established during this period. Almost all shell gorgets are decorated on the inner, concave surface. This gorget features a delicate, spaced punctuate design decorating the outer, convex side. Most unusual. 500.00 - 700.00 158 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. Allen Co., Indiana. 4”. Slate, rough. Parks No.106. 150.00 - 250.00

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159 - Speckled Granite Rectangular Barrel Bannerstone. Terminal Archaic 3500 B.P. Likely origin Illinois. H. 2 - 1/8” x W. 3” TH. 1”. Pink quartz splashes float in a black matrix, providing an appealing color combination for this raised barrel beauty. True “textbook” rectangular form. 8,000.00 - 10,000.00 160 - Three Quarter Groove Axe. Archaic 7000 - 6000 B.P. Porphyritic granite. 5 - 5/8” x 3” x 1 - 1/2”. Colorful phenocrysts float within the matrix of this granite material. This axe has a very nice “feel” because the high silica content of the stone allowed the ancient maker to develop an incredible “finish”. Bit is nicely polished and symmetrical, but shows general wear. 300.00 - 500.00

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161 - Mississippian Flint Adze. 1300-400 B.P. Mill Creek Chert. L. 10” x W. 3 1/4” x TH. 7/8” A well formed agricultural tool with a perfectly chipped bit. Excellent condition. 1,500.00 - 2,000.00 162 - Adena Point. Late Archaic Woodland 3000 1200 B.P. Likely origin Illinois. Creek stained Burlington Chert. L. 4 - ½” x W. 1 - 1/4”. Deep yellow creek stain hides the lighter Burlington Chert underneath. Well made base and sharp tip. 200.00 - 300.00

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163 - Dickson Point. Woodland. 2500 - 1600 B.P. Adams Co., Illinois. Burlington Chert. L. 3 - 1/2” x W. 2 - 1/8”. The broad base suggests this point has been worked down from a much larger blade. 150.00 - 250.00

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164 - Sandle Sole Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. New York. Slate. 3 - 1/4”. Has been salvaged and reworked from larger piece. 50.00 - 100.00 165 - Dickson Point. Woodland 2500 - 1600 B.P. Pettis Co., Missouri. Pink Burlington Chert. L. 3 - 1/4” x W. 2” Colorful pink Burlington has possibly been anciently heat treated. 100.00 - 200.00

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166 - Dalton Point. Early Archaic-10,000-7,000 B.P. Scott Co., Missouri. Translucent Burlington chert. The high silicon content of this beautiful translucent chert granted artistic license to it’s ancient maker, allowing the incredibly detailed edgework and immaculately sharp tip exhibited by this Dalton. The well-formed base reveals slight grinding. Two tiny chips on one side, near the base. 1,700.00 - 2,000.00

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167 - Lot of 8: Polished Flint Chisel Cache. Mississippian period 1100 - 600 B.P. Dover, Mill Creek, Kaolin and Hornstone cherts, Sumner County Tennessee. (1) Keeled or “Hump Backed” Chisel. Dover chert. 9 1/2 L. x 1 - 7/16” W. x Th. 23mm x Bit width 1/2”. Made from a very high grade of dover with a highly polished tapering that is perfect. (2) Flat bellied ADZ Dover Chert. 8 - 3/8” L. x 2 - 1/2” W. x TH. 25mm. Super polish top to bottom confirms this adze as a long term woodworking tool. Immaculate polished bit. Deep gray inclusions within the stones matrix indicate a high quartz, high quality specimen of Dover chert. (3) Flat Bellied ADZ Dover chert. 5 - 7/8” L. x 1 - 7/8” W. Highly polished woodworking tool with an incredibly perfect, mirror finish bit. (4) Keeled ADZ Gray Horn Stone. 4 - 3/4” L. x 1 - 5/16” W. High quality Horn Stone allowed the ancient maker to hone the bit or the adze so fine that it remains sharp enough to cut your fingers. This is as good as it gets. (5) Celt Dover chert. 3 - 7/8” L. x 1” W. Nice polish and symmetry with an immaculate bit edge. (6) Celt-Kaolin Flint. 3 - 7/16” L. Made of one of the highest grades of flint in the Southeast, this material was probably traded into middle Tennessee from its source in Southern Illinois. Translucent and magnificently polished. Small chip on one bit side does not detract from the symmetry. Its inclusion in this cache, representing an exotic trade addition, suggests a possible ritualistic meaning. (7) Chisel - Dover chert . 4 - 1/2” L. x 7/8” W. Although complete and useable this is the final stage for a chisel after being re sharpened numerous times. Highly used polished bit with a tiny chip on one side. (8) Chisel- Mill Creek chert. 3 - 3/4” L. x 1” W. A final stage chisel featuring a highly polished bit. The source for this chert is Southern Illinois, so here is another exotic trade item included in this cache. This entire group of eight polished tools were discovered cached together in the remains of a Mississippian hut floor in Sumner County Tennessee. The fact that four different high quality chert varieties were assembled in this cache suggests a meaning beyond coincidence. 6,000.00 - 8,000.00

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168 - Goshen Point. Paleo- 11,000 - 10,000 B.P. Henderson Co., Illinois. Burlington Chert. L. 3 - 15/16” x W. 1 - 3/8” x TH. 5/16”. Made of a colorful dark pink Burlington Chert with a lighter pink banding across the basal area. Well defined and balanced ears. Many consider the Goshen to be an unfluted Clovis. 3,000.00 - 3,500.00

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169 - Clovis Point. Paleo Period. 11,000 - 10,000 B.P. St. Louis County Missouri. Burlington chert. L. 3” x W. 1”. Deep fluting on this classic Clovis point suggests it has been worked down from a larger projectile. The overall blade shape and deeper than normal fluting is suggestive of a Redstone point This is a very aerodynamic hunting projectile from the earliest of time periods. 6,000.00 - 8,000.00

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170 - Dovetail Point. Archaic 10,000 - 7,000 B.P. L. 5 - 1/8” x W. 1 - 1/2” x TH. 10mm. Wonderful dovetail with everything you could ask for. Perfect symmetry perfectly balanced notches and ears, perfectly rounded and ground base with perfect, sharp edges. Nice blade edge work with a slightly rounded tip. 7,000.00 - 10,000.00

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171 - Apple Creek Point. Late Woodland 1700 - 1500 B.P. Hancock Co., Illinois. Made of a colorful pink-purple Burlington Chert. L. 3 - 5/8” x W. 1 - 3/8” x TH. 5/16”. Excellent condition, sharp tip. 200.00 - 300.00

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LOT - 172

LOT - 173

172 - Translucent Orange Sugar Quartz Clovis Point. Early Paleo- 10,500 - 8000 B.P. Likely origin Wisconsin. Made of a gorgeous translucent orange sugar quartz. 4” x 1 - 1/4” x 5/16”. The Paleo maker tried several times to flute this tough end uncooperative raw material, but never got past basal thinning. A working point with a chip on one basal ear, and a tip slightly rounded from use. 1,500.00 - 1,800.00 173 - Round Base, Three Quarter Groove Axe. Archaic 7000 - 5000 B.P. Likely origin Indiana. Made of a dark green wiry granite. L. 8” x W. 3 - 1/2” x TH. 3 - 1/2”. This axe is a well-made example of the rare Indiana round base style. Several chips on the bit. 1,200.00 - 1,500.00

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174 - Mozarkite Paleo Knife. 11000 - 10000 B.P. Sinclair Co., Missouri. L. 5 - 3/8” x W. 2”. Colorful “Bullseye” material features a cream outer band with rings of darker gray surrounding a light gray core. Nice edgework on a big early knife. 400.00 - 500.00 175 - Sugar Quartz Ovate Blade. Archaic 7500 - 4000 B.P. Midwestern origin likely. 5 - 3/4” x 2 - 7/16” x 1/2”. Large percussion flakes suggest this blade to be very early. Beautiful translucent material. 300.00 - 400.00

LOT - 175

176 - Mississippian “Caddo” Phase Celt. 600 - 400 B.P. 6” x 1 - 1/2” x 1 - ½”. The dense high quality quartz provided a perfect material to create this well balanced tool. Featuring a sharp, polished bit and pecking remnants on the basal end. 300.00 - 500.00

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177 - Green Black Granite Celt. Woodland 3000 - 1300 B.P. Likely Iowa origin. 5” x 3” x 1 - 1/2”. Deep rich jade like color is accented on the polished bit. Wonderful pecked surface remains on the basal end. 150.00 - 200.00 178 - Caddo Pottery Bottle. 800 - 600 B.P. H. 7 - 1/2” x Dia. 5 - 1/2”. Arkansas likely origin Very rare Wilder engraved “genie bottle” style. Professionally restored. 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 179 - Quapaw Bottle. 600 - 400 B.P. Clay Co., Arkansas. H. 8 - 1/2” x Dia. 6”. The neck has been reattached to the body, which has a minor pressure crack. 800.00 - 1,200.00

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180 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. Charlotte, Michigan. 3 - 7/8”. Slate, rough. 200.00 - 300.00 181 - Pendant. Cameron Parks collection. Defiance Co., Ohio. 3 - 1/2”. Slate,rough. 100.00 - 200.00

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LOT - 184

182 - Paleo Variant. Paleo. 11,000-10,000 B.P. Origin is most likely Missouri. Creek stained Burlington. L. 1 - 7/8” x W. 5/8” x H. 1/4”. This small point is well fluted on both sides and features heavy basal grinding. 200.00 - 400.00

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183 - Black Slate Bar Amulet. Late Woodland 1400 - 1200 B.P. Likely origin Michigan. L. 6 - 3/4” x W. 7/8” x H. 5/8”. Bars like this are considered the final phase of the birdstone evolution, with the protrusions on each end representing the last vestige of a birdstone “tail”. This is a long example with several small chps along edges. 3,000.00 - 4,000.00

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184 - Caddo “Rattlesnake Rattler” Pottery Bowl. 800 - 600 B.P. H. 3” x Dia. 5 -1/2”. The prehistoric maker of this bowl created chambers in each protrusion which contain pebbles that were apparently designed to rattle when shaken. The crosshatched engraving on the protrusions further suggests that this design could be symbolic of a rattlesnake. 1,500.00 - 3,000.00


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LOT - 186

185 - Translucent Sugar Quartz Clovis Point. Early Paleo. 11,5000-11,000 B.P. Wisconsin. A well fluted Clovis made of a sparkling Hixton translucent, almost clear,sugar quartz. One ear is missing. 500.00 - 600.00

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186 - Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. Kalamazoo Co., Michigan. 4 - 3/4”. Slate, chip on one corner, Parks No.319. 200.00 - 300.00 187 - Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. Cass Co., Indiana. 3 - 7/8”. Slate, rough parks No.775. 150.00 - 250.00 LOT - 187

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LOT - 189

188 - Three Quarter Groove Axe. Archaic-7000-5000 B.P. Likely origin Iowa. L. 7” x W. 3” x TH. 2”. A colorful axe featuring small white quartz chunks floating in a black matrix. General use wear on the bit edge. 2,000.00 - 2,500.00 94

189 - Stanfield Knife. Early Archaic 9000 - 6000 B.P. Lincoln Co., Missouri. L. 5 - 1/4” x W. 2”. Well-made blade features large percussion flaking and fine Archaic edge work. 700.00 - 900.00 190 - Gorget. Cameron Parks collection. DeKalb Co., Indiana. 4 - 1/4”. Slate, rough. 100.00 - 200.00

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REFERENCES Cherry, James F. 2009 The Headpots of Northeast Arkansas and Southern Pemiscott County, Missouri. The University of Arkansas Press. Fayetteville.

Perino, Gregory 1985 Selected preforms, points and knives of the North American Indians, Volume 1. Points and Barbs Press, Idabel, OK

Lutz, Davil L. 2000 The Archaic Bannerstone: Its Chronological History and purpose from 6000 B.C. to 1000 B.C. Hynek Printing. Richland Center, Wisconsin.

Onken, Bob 2000 Legends of Prehistoric Art, Volume 1. Hynek Printing, Richland Center, WI. 2011 Legends of Prehistoric Art, Volume 2. Hynek Printing, Richland Center, WI.

Tully, Lawrence M 1986 Blades and projectile points of the North American Indians, Collector books, Paducah, KY. Fitzgerald, Rick 2009 Mississippian Pottery, a tribute to Roy Hathcock, Phoenix International, Fayetteville, AR. Onken, Bob, and John Pafford 2004 Masterpieces of Prehistoric Art, Volume 1, Hynek Printing, Richland Center, WI. Reilly, F. Kent, III, and James Garber 2007 Ancient Objects and Sacred Realms. University of Texas Press, Austin Gramly,Richard Michael 2012 Bifaces of the Cumberland Tradition. American Society for Amateur Archaeology/ Persimmon Press, North Andover, MA.

Bostrum, Pete 2008 Lithic Casting Lab, Troy, IL., lithiccastinglab.com , personal communication Aon, Frank 2013 Orinda Labs, Santa Fe, NM., personal communication Overstreet, Robert M. 2005 The Official Overstreet Identification and Price Guide to Indian Arrowheads. Gemstone Press, Timonium, MD. Gerber, Arthur Joseph 2007, The Art Gerber Story, Photocraft, Inc., Tell City, Indiana Johnson, Sam 1981, Prehistoric Caddo Indian Pottery, Caddo Press, Murfreesboro, Arkansas

Hathcock, Roy 1976 Ancient Indian Pottery of the Mississippi River Valley. Hurley Press, Camden, Ar.

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