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Arrowheads: A Beginner's Guide

ISBN: 9781478182054
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: 2012-08-28
Number of pages: 334
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How were Native American arrowheads made? Where can they be found? How were they used? This book answers all these questions and much more. This new edition has valuable info for the beginning collector, artifact replicator, and arrowhead hunter, including tips on how and where to find your own artifacts, illustrated segments on the anatomy and life cycles of arrowheads, and a comprehensive glossary. Also included is a beginner’s introduction to how flint arrowheads were made (with both ancient and modern flint knapping tools – including heat-treating, water treating, pressure flaking and percussion flaking, helpful hints, notching, fluting, and much more). It contains info on making other types of non-arrowhead artifacts as well. There is also a section on arrowheads made from other types of materials (including bone, antler, metal, wood and more). Also featured are some common types of replica and fake flint arrowheads, which all beginning arrowhead collectors should beware of, before purchasing. There is even a short price guide for the prospective arrowhead buyer. In addition, there is info on how arrowheads were mounted and used in arrows, atlatl darts, knives, spears, blowgun darts, and even drills. Info is also included on displaying, cataloging your collection in creative ways, and even how to illustrate your own arrowheads. This primer makes an excellent introduction for any beginning arrowhead enthusiast!

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