Sunday, April 26, 2009

A rectangular stone knife from Eastern Concord, MA

There are three arrowhead hunting seasons: in the spring, after they plow and it rains; in the fall after the harvest is brought in and it rains; and after the winter when the snow melts. The arrowhead I found a few weeks ago was from the winter season but the spring season just started, so I went out to see what was visible - at a place I go. I got lucky.The material is a mottled rhyolite formed with chunks of striated gray material in a matrix of black material with some smaller white crystals. In the first picture, some rust stains near the top of the rectangle suggest hafting. I wonder if it is the same as the material in this point from a few weekends ago (click here) which I found in the same place.


pwax said...

That bit about hafting is probably wrong. The tool fits well in the hand and could be the stains are from use.

pwax said...

I have to admit, I am really pleased about this find. It is big and a nice material.

Chris Pittman said...

I am really jealous of this amazing find. What a beautiful stone tool.