Caddo Blade
# 9433  


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8 7/8in x 2 7/16in

1,400-1,650 A.D.

Translucent Chalcedony

Yell County Arkansas
An Extremely Large, Very Rare, Colorful, Visibly Anciently Aged, Mortuary Offering Caddoan Blade That Exhibits Surface Frosting Aging And Stone Coloration Patination, Aged Surface Deposits, Correct Late Percussion Style Flaking, Correct Manufacture For The Area Found. Found By Walter Thompson In 1927 At The Cut-Off Site, In Carden Bottoms, Near The Arkansas River. Found With A Caddo/Quapaw Mix, Culture Being "Killed" in 2 Pieces And Nicely Glued Together. Ex-Walter Thompson, Leon Dunn And Gregory Perino Collections. This Nice Material Is Believed Brought From The Coast With Large Conch Shells Used For Decoration! This Blade Was Possibly A Mace And One Of The Finer Stone Artifacts Found In The Famous Carden Bottoms Area. Many High Quality Museum Pottery Vessels Are On Display At The Gilcrease Museum In Tulsa, Oklahoma, Found At The Same Time! Includes Dwain Rogers And Ken Partain Certificates Of Authenticity!