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Old Feb 18, 2004, 3:21 AM   #1
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 10:13 AM   #2
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cool! Are they real arrow heads?
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks, Bache! Yep, they're real. They were a gift from my brother who has collected them for years. He has many very nice arrowheads, and other artifacts. I suppose I should have put a coin in the pic for a scale reference. I can tell you that the long spearhead in the center is 6 inches long.
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Old Feb 18, 2004, 3:58 PM   #4
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I agree, Cool.... I think I've been spending to much time looking at clouds. The bottom one looks like a fish, and the top center one looks so much like the American Eagle symbol. I can't quite figure out how it would work on an arrow though. I'd have to guess the "feet" would be the only point pertruding from the shaft?? And it would be bound there and around the bird's "neck".

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Old Feb 18, 2004, 11:22 PM   #5
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Thank you, Jody. I agree that the bottom one looks like a fish to me too. The one that looks like an eagle is an eagle. It is not an arrowhead. It is some sort of ceremonial piece. It was probably tied to a stick and held up like one would hold up a protest sign, or possibly worn around the neck like a medallion. I'm not real sure.
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Nice collection. My guess about the eagle is like yours, based on the notches that look like they're there for the single purpose of strapping the piece to something.

The one on the bottom right looks kind of like a saw. Any notion of how it might have been used?
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Old Feb 22, 2004, 2:15 AM   #7
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Barbara, I'm not sure, but my guess would be that the one that looks like a saw is for spearing fish. I think the teeth would prevent it from wiggling off.
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