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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2015, 07:20:39 am »
Sounds good.  I will eliminate trivial questions (although those are the ones I get most often - and have the most fun with) and put in a point description.  I'll need to include an illustration or photo so I'll work that out with Ed (the Editor).

Some points have a lot of variation and some are called by different names in different areas.  To simplify this, I will come up with shape/size "averages", give a generic name for the point (like "expanding stem isoscelate") and then list the names it goes by.

I'll work on the format and post it here for you guys to see before I run it by the editor.
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2015, 04:15:40 pm »
I new you would pick it up and run with it. ;) I think it's a good idea.
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2015, 04:28:09 pm »
This is great, I'm really happy to see this evolving.  Thank you all, especially you Patrick.
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #18 on: February 15, 2015, 10:27:33 pm »
Thank you Jack Crafty
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2015, 12:31:18 am »
I think its a good idea

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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #20 on: February 16, 2015, 02:56:29 pm »
ROCK ON !  >:D
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2015, 06:33:01 am »
Actually, I can put a point description in each installment of "From the Pit" but that will limit my space for questions.  And the point description (and knapping method) will be brief.

If that's OK with you guys, I will do it.   :)

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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2015, 12:48:23 pm »
Just thought I'd bump this thread up now that I'm thinking about it.  :)

I talked to Ed and I'll be submitting a photo of a point type, with descriptions and knapping info, with the next installment of "From the Pit".  I plan to post a point type with each issue after that as well.  Since I can only post 6 point types per year, and it would take at least 100 years to post all the known types, I will focus only on true arrowheads for now.

If I can think of a way to group the points into meaningful "clusters" so that I can save space, I will post dart/knife point types as well.
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2015, 01:00:25 pm »
Thanks Patrick, looks like we have the next 100 years to look forward to!  ;)
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2015, 01:37:39 pm »
One idea might be to pick the type by regions. Different region each issue so folks from all over can feel connected.
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #25 on: March 03, 2015, 05:21:16 pm »
Yeah, regions is a good idea.  I'll work on that.  :)
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #26 on: March 03, 2015, 05:49:50 pm »
I love to see a plan come together.......seems like I heard that one before. 8)
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2015, 09:46:47 am »
OK, so I'm going to give you guys a preview of my submission to the mag for the next issue.  It will have a photograph and an arrowhead description, etc.  The description has some terminology that I think I should define, so I'll do that here first and then update the "Flintknapping Glassary" thread later.

Description:

Nodena and Nodena-Banks Arrowheads

Time Period: Late Mississippian to Historic (1400 to 1800 AD).
Basic Shape: Ovate or Obovate.
Cross Section: Bi-convex, Lenticular, or Plano-convex (rare). Some examples have a Median Ridge on one or both sides.
Stem Type: Contracting.
Basal Edge: Rounded or Pointed (Nodena), or Flat (Nodena-Banks).
Blade Edge Type: Serrated or Smooth.
Knapping Method: Preliminary bifaces are made with a combination of percussion and pressure flaking with an emphasis on pressure in the later stages. The surface of the original nodule or spall is not seen on the finished pieces. Final flaking is carefully executed and ranges from random to sequential and lateral to diagonal. Distinct median ridges are sometimes present. Re-sharpening is a rare feature and appears to be done while the point is still hafted (the stems are not altered).


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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2015, 09:49:00 am »
I'm off to do some illustrations (for definitions) that I will post here.   Be back soon...   :)
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Re: New section for point of the month, and arrows of the month?
« Reply #29 on: March 24, 2015, 09:54:26 am »
Very cool, it looks great.  Thanks Patrick
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