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     In the early 1960's at my Grandma's home in Southern Virginia, I found my first arrowhead.  My Dad, Luther, was then an active member of the Maryland Archaelogical Society and I learned early in life the joy of finding artifacts in the plowed fields of Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. 
     My interest in restoring artifacts began over 30 years ago after finding so many beautiful broken points.  I've developed my own techniques and mixtures of real stone that are carefully applied to the broken sections with no damage to the ancient artifact.  I then carefully match the flaking patterns and colors of the original stone, in order to blend with the patina.  It has NEVER been my intention to pass off a restored artifact as whole.  Therefore, I developed a Certificate of Restoration with before and after images of each artifact.  A restored artifact can never match the importance or value of a  complete relic, but it's a great way to obtain rare displayable artifacts for a fraction of the cost.

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Below are a few examples of my completed restorations. I enjoy restoring fine works of ancient art like these, art with a true function. Please contact me at kjmmetch@earthlink.net if I can bring one back for you. 

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Below are a few early North Carolina points, some with minor restoration

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Pipe from Georgia

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Pipe from South Carolina

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 Axe from Illinois

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Banded Slate Birdstone from Ohio

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Soapstone Bowl with Lug Handles from Warren Co.,North Carolina

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Pine Tree
Central Kentucky
L - 3 6" W - 1.3"

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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Lost Lake
Tennessee
L- 3.8" W- 1.7"
 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP 

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Gorget
 Kentucky
L - 4.4" W - 2.0"

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3,000 - 1,200 BP

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Bannerstone
Eastern Virginia
 

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4,000 - 1,500 BP

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Guilford Yuma
North Carolina
L - 4 3/8" W - 1 1/8"

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6,500 - 5,000 BP

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Benton
Tennessee
L- 3 11/16" W- 1 3/16"
 

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6,000 - 4,000 BP 

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Pipe
South Carolina
L - 4" W - 3 1/8"

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3,000 - 1,300 BP

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Beaver Lake
Tennessee
L - 3 9/16" W - 1"

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11,250 - 8,000 BP

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Dovetail
Texas
L - 2 13/16" W - 1 3/8"

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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Pine Tree
Indiana
L - 3 1/8" W - 1 3/8"

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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Pine Tree
Alabama
L - 3 3/8" W - 1 5/16"

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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Savannah River
North Carolina
L - 4 5/16" W - 1 15/16"

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5,000 - 3,000 BP

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Guilford
North Carolina
L - 4 5/8" W - 1 1/8"

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6,500 - 5,000 BP

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Pipe
South Carolina

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3,000 - 1,000 BP

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Pipe

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3,000 - 1,000 BP

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Axe
Illinois

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7,500 - 3,000 BP

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Savannah River
Virginia

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5,000 - 2,000 BP

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Lost Lake 
Tennessee
L - 4 7/16"  W - 1 7/16"

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Kirk 
Kentucky
L - 2 7/8" W - 1 5/16" 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Lost Lake 
Tennessee
L - 3 9/16"  W - 1 11/16"

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Lost Lake 
North Carolina
L - 1 7/8" W - 1 3/4" 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Lost Lake 
North Carolina
L - 2 3/4"  W - 1 13/16"

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Pine Tree 
Indiana
L -  2 1/2" W - 1 1/4" 

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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Dovetail 
Ohio
L - 3 3/8"  W - 1 1/4"

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Lost Lake 
Illinois
L - 2 3/4" W - 1 5/8" 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Pine Tree 
Alabama
L - 2 3/16" W - 1 1/8"

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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Kirk Corner Notch 
Alabama
L - 2 1/8" W - 1 3/8" 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Kirk 
Kentucky
L - 2 1/8" W - 1 1/8"
 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Kirk Serrated
Tennessee
L - 4 1/8" W - 1 5/8"

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Savannah River 
North Carolina
L - 3 13/16" W - 1 1/2"

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5,000 - 2,000 BP

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Pickwick
Alabama
L - 3 11/16" W - 1 5/16" 

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6,000 - 3,500 BP

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Lost Lake 
Tennessee 
L - 2/7/8" W - 1 1/2"

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Big Sandy
Kentucky
L - 2 1/16" W - 1 1/8" 

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10,000 - 3,000 BP

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Soapstone Bowl 
North Carolina 
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Archaic Period BP

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Corner Notch Drill
Tennessee
L - 2 11/16" W - 1 1/4" 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Pine Tree
from Tennessee 
L -  2 15/16" W - 1 9/16"
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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Lost Lake from
Kentucky
L - 2 7/8" W - 1 9/16" 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Pine Tree
from Kentucky 
L -  3 1/8" W - 1 1/2"
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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Pine Tree from
Kentucky
L - 3 1/4" W - 1 3/4" 

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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Lost Lake
from Tennessee 
L - 3 1/2" W - 1 1/2"
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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Mehlville from
Missouri
L - 3 11/16" W - 2 1/8" 

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4,000 - 3,000 BP

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Lost Lake
from Ohio 
L - 3 9/16" W - 1 3/4"
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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Kirk from
Missouri
L -3 5/16" W - 1 13/16" 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Dovetail
from Tennessee 
L - 3 5/8" W - 1 3/16"
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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Dovetail from
Kentucky
L - 4 5/16" W - 1 3/8" 

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Kirk Serrated
from Kentucky 
L - 4" W - 1 7/16"
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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Kirk from
Alabama
L - 3 1/16" W - 1 1/16" 

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Friday
from Texas 
L - 4 3/8" W - 1 5/16"
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4,000 - 1,500 BP

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Sedalia from
Missouri
L - 5 1/8" W - 1/3/8" 

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10,000 - 9,200 BP

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Lost Lake
from Alabama 
L - 3 1/8" W - 1 11/16"
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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Pine Tree from
Tennessee
L - 2 9/16" W - 1 3/8" 

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8,000 - 5,000 BP

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Lost Lake
from Ohio 
L - 3 1/16" W - 1 5/16"
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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Dalton-GreenBrier from
Alabama
L - 2 1/8" W - 7/8" 

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10,000 - 9,200 BP

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Etley
from Missouri 
L - 4 15/16" W - 1 1/2"
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4,000 - 2,500 BP

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Dovetail from
Tennessee
L 3 1/2" W - 1 1/8" 

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Darl Blade
from Texas 
L - 4 5/16" W - 1 3/4"
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2,500 - 1,000 BP

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Graham Cave Drill from
Kentucky
L 3 5/8" W - 1 1/16" 

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9,000 - 5,000 BP

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Turkey Tail from
Kentucky 
L - 4 3/16" W - 1 7/16"
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4,000 - 2,500 BP

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Clovis from
Illinois 
L 3 1/8" W- 1"

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11,500 - 10,600 BP

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Hardaway from
North Carolina 
L - 2 12/16" W 1 1/2"
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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Savannah River from
North Carolina 

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5,000 - 2,000 BP

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Dovetail
Tennessee 
L - 3 3/8" W - 1 3/8"
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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Lost Lake from
Alabama 
L - 2 7/16" W - 1 3/8"

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Lost Lake from
Alabama

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Dalton from Alabama

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Greenbrier from
Kentucky

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9,500 - 6,000 BP

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Kirk from Kentucky

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Stanfield from Tennessee

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10,000 - 8,000 BP

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Savannah River from
North Carolina

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5,000 - 2,000 BP

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Gorget from Ohio

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2,500 - 1,000 BP

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Gorget from Ohio

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3,500 - 1,500 BP

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Mayan Owl Effigy

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1,500 - 1,200 BP

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Bannerstone from
North Carolina

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2,000 - 1,000 BP

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Birdstone from Ohio

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3,000 - 1,500 BP

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Gorget from Ohio

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4,000 - 1,500 BP

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Ross Knife from
Kentucky

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2,500 - 1,500 BP

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Guilford from
North Carolina

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6,500 - 5,000 BP

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Guilford from
North Carolina

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6,500 - 5,000 BP

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Rowan from
North Carolina

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Dovetail from Ohio

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Dovetail from Kentucky

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Dovetail from Indiana

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Beaver Lake
from Tennessee
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11,250 - 8,000 BP

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Split Base Dovetail
 from Kentucky
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9,500 -8,000 BP

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Dovetail from Kentucky

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9,500 - 8,000 BP
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Clovis from Texas

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11,500 - 10,600 BP

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Dalton from Missouri

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10,000 - 9,200 BP

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Dovetail from Missouri

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10,000 - 8,000 BP
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Dovetail from Missouri

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10,000 - 8,000 BP

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Cumberland
from Tennessee

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10,000 - 8,000 BP

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Cumberland from
Tennessee

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10,000 - 8,000 BP

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Quad fromTennessee

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10,000 - 8,000 BP

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 Redstone from Kentucky
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13,000 - 9,000 BP
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Hardaway from
North Carolina

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Palmer from Pennsylvania 

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 9,000 - 7,000 BP

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Cumberland from
Tennessee

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11,250 - 10,000 BP

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Dalton from Iowa

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10,000 - 9,200 BP

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Hopewell from Missouri

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2,500 - 1,500 BP

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Graham Cave from
 Kentucky

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9,000 - 5,000 BP

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Hemphill Dalton
from Kentucky

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10,000 - 9,200 BP

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Decatur from Kentucky

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9,000 - 3,000 BP

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Dovetail from Indiana

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Thebes from Missouri

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9,500 - 8,000 BP

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Dalton Sloan

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10,000 - 9,200 BP

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Serrated Kirk from
Kentucky

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Clovis from Kentucky

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11,500 - 10,600 BP

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Benton from Tennessee

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6,000 - 4,000 BP

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Lost Lake from
Tennessee

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9,000 - 6,000 BP

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Quad from Kentucky

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10,000 - 6,000 BP

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Beaver Lake from Kentucky

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11,250 - 10,000 BP

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Pendant from Ohio

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3,000 - 2,000 BP