6 Responses to “how do you tell the age of stone carvings or arrowheads?”

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  1. Weatherman says:

    Arrow/Axe heads are normally aged by looking at the way they have been “napped”.

    Different ways of “napping” were used at different times in history.

    Different cultural groups also had different manufacturing methods so not only can the age be deduced from the way the tool is made but who made it can also be deduced.

    This is how they traced the makers of the “Clovis” type arrow/axe heads across to europe.

  2. kelly l says:

    You can’t, not like you can organic materials and do a radio carbon dating (if the ax was still attached to a handle), The only way is to have anthropological information for the place and items you found.

  3. john c says:

    They cant be any older than me….

  4. dirtypipe says:

    there are several good books on the subject check your local library a historical musem is also a good place to check

  5. cristanine says:

    The coalition of Indian culture joined in Georgia where many tribes in the Union were separated by traits and cultural ways. Each such as Cherokee and Seminole had their own mark and so did the Creek Nation.
    Many Clovis points I found on the Chattahoochee banks in Georgia clearly are in remarkable mint condition to be centuries old. The wooden arrow I found made by the Creek Indian and established by an archaeologist from Atlanta is one of my most interesting finds at a level of 4 ft in thick Grey mud when the river was lowered so that homeowners could repair their docks.
    I have the only one of tis kind and it is priceless. I also found a stone with a Indian Creek Chief carved on it and here again only one of its kind.
    I am Seminole Indian and I keep everything that is part of my ancestory and would not sale it for nothing in the world.

  6. tommie g says:

    carbon dating measureing the amount of carbon 14 in it

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