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Native American Point from the Edisto River   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Native American Point from the Edisto River
Arrowhead from the Edisto River   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Arrowhead from the Edisto River
Arrowhead from the Edisto River   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
A nice little point from the Edisto. The span of river where I found this has produced many artifacts over the years....
Blue Point   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA

Found this point last week.  It is an interesting blueish gray color.   The length and width reported below are approximate since I don't have the point in hand at the time of this posting. 

An exact identity is hard to come by, but I believe it could be an Adena (3000-1100BP), Little Bear (4000-1500BP), or Pickwick (6000-3500BP).  Here are a few links I used for the research.&nbs...
Native American Point from Summerville   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
A cool point from one of our favorite Summerville fossil hunting streams. Its my first arrowhead from this area of the creek....
Three points found in 2010   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
The spear point and arrowheads were all found in 2010.  Though my search was for large prestine fossilized shark teeth for my collection, I also stumbled upon a few points worth adding to the collection.  I love that most of the points I have found this year are each quite different from one another.  I look forward to what next year brings. ...
Edisto River Kirk Corner Notched Point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
Probably the nicest point I have found in the Edisto so far. Completely intact, nicely serrated, and extremely well made....
Quartz Pinella Point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

I found this incredible little quartz point while snorkeling a bank in the Edisto river. It was an overcast day so the viso was pretty bad. I almost missed it because its really close to the color of the sand. The workmanship and symmetry are phenomenal. It is literally paper thin on the base. Because its quartz, its also translucent. Check out the photo below when I held it up to a light! I did some research in my Overstreet guide and I think this is a Pinella point.

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2-1/4" Kirk Corner Notch Point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

Nice craftmanship on this Kirk projectile point.

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Edisto River Point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
My nicest point from the Edisto to date.
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River Point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

The wicked quartz point i found in the river

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1-7/8" Speartip   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

This projectile point is a worked a little crudely, but that is probably a function of the material. Whole points are a nice find and reminders of skilled craftmen.

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2 1/4" Edisto River Point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

The base has been chipped off, but the edges are still very sharp. I almost cut my fingers running them across the edges.

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Edisto Arrowhead   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
One of my nicest points from this particular spot in the Edisto. We think there must have been some kind of camp nearby because we've found so many artifacts in this one area....
Cute Point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

This little point has a great shape and is made of beautiful material. By far the best find of the day for me.

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1" Arrowhead   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA

A true arrowhead with the base clipped off. This one is made of coral or flint most likely due to its translucent property.

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Quartz point   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
A really rough, thick point. Its got a nice shape and color....
2 Inch Spear   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
2 inch SC spearpoint...
Edisto point   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
2-1/2" quartz point...
Edisto point   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
2-1/2" quartz point...
2-1/4"point   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
2-1/4"point
2" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
A wickedly curved arrowhead from the Cooper River....
1 1/4" Arrowhead   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
1 1/4" Arrowhead
1-1/2" Spear Tips   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
These were both found on the same dive....
2" Spear Tip   Colleton County, South Carolina, USA
2" Spear Tip
1-1/2" Arrow Point   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
1-1/2" Arrow Point
3 1/2" Spear Tip   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
A great spear from the ditch near where ditchweezil found all his....
1 15/16" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
This is a cool one - the guy who made it found a flat rock and worked the other side. Thus, one side is flaked and the other side is FLAT!...
1 3/4" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
This is the undoubtedly the find of the day for me. I rarely find artifacts, but when I do, I'm thrilled! I found this in a section of the ditch very close to where I've found every other indian item from the ditch. I'll bet there was a camp somewhere near there. My friend Roy said that they symmetry on this arrowhead makes it special. He said that there were lots of indians who didn't really care to make them even on both sides like this one. I wonder if they knew we'd be so wild about collecti...
1 1/4" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
This is the first arrowhead I ever found diving. It came from the Cooper river from under about 36 feet of water. Its one of the strangest arrowheads I've ever seen. It looks normal from the first photo, but look at the second photo. It’s a photo taken from the tip. Its twisted! I've seen others like this before, but never to this degree. From what I've been told, the purpose was so that the arrow rotated as it went in so it did more damage. Its not that spectacular, otherwise. But since these a...
1 7/8" Arrowhead   Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA
This little puppy kinda snuck up on me. My brother and I were on the way back to the truck, and I saw this about 3 feet from him. His response - "I always forget to look for those". Its not a bad one, either. The tip is missing, but the rest is there, and the edges are nice and sharp. I wish I knew more about these things. Maybe someday I'll buy a book....
1 1/2" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
1 1/2" Arrowhead
1 5/8" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
1 5/8" Arrowhead
1 5/8" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
1 5/8" Arrowhead
2 3/4" Spear Tip   Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
fantastic chert fluted Dalton type spear point....
2" Arrowhead   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
2" Arrowhead
2 1/2" Spear Tip   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
You can't tell from the picture, but if you look at it head on, one side curves up and the other side curves down. Both edges of arrowheads generally lie on the same plane.One corner is chipped where the tip would have been attached to the spear, but it's really cool because it is the only one I have ever found. I traded this to my friend about a year ago for a tooth, and I have always regretted that trade. Today, he just gave it back along with a few other arrowheads. What a guy! This, and all ...
2 5/8" Spear Tip   Berkeley County, South Carolina, USA
2 5/8" Spear Tip
  

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