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Posted 7 years ago


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My family owns land in North Carolina. After every farming season we used to go and hunt for Indian atifacts. These are just a few of many I have. The first pic is of stone arrowheads and one made out of a material I do not know. It is green, but that is all I can say. The other is some sort of stone pottery or stone carving with the image of the sun. I just found out that these items are from the Tuscarura Tribe not the Cherokee. They were the Native Americans on the land of my family.


  1. lawat56 lawat56, 7 years ago
    i visted your part of the woods about a year ago went to the smokey's mountains and come on over the top and went to cherokee and it was a very nice place and i have a little cherokee in me as well and i have been hunting arrowheads for most of my days because it is part of my past and love the history of the how and why of what happen to the indians long ago i have seen arrowheads that are worth many thousands of dollars some of them that come from right here where i live in middle tn , the clumberland fluted one is one of those thare are worth up to 50-80k if they are 6 to 8 inches long and not broken,they go back about 20k years old,very nice and thanks for showing yours
  2. lawat56 lawat56, 7 years ago
    oh i forgot look at the one by my name lkawat56 that is a cumberland about 3 ins
    the kind i was talking about. if you click on it ,it will enlarge to see it better
  3. jcollier83, 7 years ago
    Ya, NC is such an awsome state. I have never had them looked at before. As a matter of fact I have never even looked at the value of arrowheads. Just to think some go for that high is wild. I have always wondered how old these actually were. Thanks for looking.
  4. geekasaurus geekasaurus, 7 years ago
    how big is that flat piece, the non arrowhead
  5. jcollier83, 7 years ago
    It is the size of a grown persons hand without fingers. Like the palm of your hand.
  6. geekasaurus geekasaurus, 7 years ago
    those grooves kinda look like they were carved from repetitive use...like maybe it was part of a cutting board or something. i dunno, just a guess
  7. triddle21, 7 years ago
    I've found something very similar in along a river bank in Greenville, SC. Agree with geekasaurus about the repetitive use. Appears to be an abrading stone (sharpener) which were highly prized. Mine is almost worn in two.
  8. lulabell79 lulabell79, 4 months ago
    I believe the 2nd image is a chunk of natural rock hit by farm equipment, most likely a plow. I'm almost positive that's what you have, because I've found more than a few and most notably, my first similar find appeared to me to be a sun with etched rays comng from it, but upon further ispection it was confirmed as a rock hit by a plow.
  9. flashlarue, 4 months ago
    The flat stone with the grooves was used in making arrowheads. The edges of flint had to be dulled while flaking to make the flakes longer until the final flaking pass. Go to YouTube and watch a knapping video and you will see what I mean.

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