Up for your consideration is this Natural authentic Columbia Plateau projectile point. (Arrowhead) Found on the banks of the Columbia River, near the present day Priest Rapids Dam, south of Vantage, WA. On state route 243 between Mattawa, WA. and the Venetia Bridge in South Central Washington State. Who found this artifacts is unknown, but we are professionals with degrees from a major West Coast University. The material is Brown Chert found locally in the Saddle Mountains, only a few miles to the north. Or in the hills south of Priest Rapids Dam. This is a common form of Brown Chert from the Volcanic, Miocene Geological era. Grading on this point is a full grade 7.8. Nicks, dings, on one wing or small broken part. Old neolithic break.
The Age and type of point by using professional standards is from the Professional classifications of about 200 before present, (BP). Age is about 200 years to 700 BP. Classification, is Columbia Plateau Phase III. We don't intend to say negatives about Overstreet, only that they need to use more professional information from Universities and establish modern museum. Not personals with personal interest in seeing their artifacts used in their publication to enhance their value. Remember, we are professionals; we use science and published reports to make our grading, authentication and real time in professional field schools. We do not us Dealers who claim to know about the Columbia River, when in fact they have never saw the Columbia River, Snake River or the Lower Columbia River. Buy from a professional that is your insurance policy on legal, corrected types, and correct ages.
We offer a certification grading, typology, material, subsistence, and climate
reports, and others. You may see some parts of the collection at Columbia River Ancient Resources. The museum is nonprofit and FREE to all
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