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  • James Koch
    Gentlemen & Ladies, ... Parts were purchased all the way back in prehistoric times. Here in Ohio there is a long ridge of flint Flint Ridge that was
    Message 1 of 13 , Oct 1, 2013
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      Gentlemen & Ladies,
      >
      Parts were purchased all the way back in prehistoric times. Here in
      Ohio there is a long ridge of flint "Flint Ridge" that was uncovered
      by a glacier during one of the ice ages. The flint is pink and white
      and can easily be distinguished from flint mined in other parts of
      North America. At the ridge there are plenty of pits and piles of
      scrap from flint knapping. Due to the difficulty of transport, the
      projectile points were fabricated where the flint was dug out of the
      ground. These were than carried back to the home villages of the
      natives for later trade. The points were traded mostly Southward in
      exchange for complete arrows, ceramics, and carved stone pipes. The
      stone pipes have been found in the burial mounds of central and
      Southern Ohio. The stone pipes were made in Mexico from stone found
      there. Projectile points made in Ohio of Ohio flint can be found in
      archaeological sites in Mexico. This was of course all indirect
      trade. No one actually carried a canoe load of flint points from
      Ohio directly to Mexico.
      >
      Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"
    • Doug Copley
      nice info, thanks for sharing that! Vincenti
      Message 2 of 13 , Oct 2, 2013
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        nice info, thanks for sharing that!

        Vincenti


        On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:25 PM, James Koch <alchem@...> wrote:
         

        Gentlemen & Ladies,
        >
        Parts were purchased all the way back in prehistoric times. Here in
        Ohio there is a long ridge of flint "Flint Ridge" that was uncovered
        by a glacier during one of the ice ages. The flint is pink and white
        and can easily be distinguished from flint mined in other parts of
        North America. At the ridge there are plenty of pits and piles of
        scrap from flint knapping. Due to the difficulty of transport, the
        projectile points were fabricated where the flint was dug out of the
        ground. These were than carried back to the home villages of the
        natives for later trade. The points were traded mostly Southward in
        exchange for complete arrows, ceramics, and carved stone pipes. The
        stone pipes have been found in the burial mounds of central and
        Southern Ohio. The stone pipes were made in Mexico from stone found
        there. Projectile points made in Ohio of Ohio flint can be found in
        archaeological sites in Mexico. This was of course all indirect
        trade. No one actually carried a canoe load of flint points from
        Ohio directly to Mexico.
        >
        Jim Koch "Gladius The Alchemist"


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