THE MERRIAM COLLECTION

Spiro Page

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1 7/16" long Spiro Tribute Point. Rogers COA for Randy Best as a Toyah from South of Lubbock, TX. Ex Robert Bell #678, Pictured in his photographs and in The Spiro Mound: A Photo Essay on page 95

Agee 53- $0

1" Agee made of Novaculite, from the Spiro Mounds

Sold at the Prehistoric Art Auction, March 11th, 2004. Ex Robert E. Bell & Earl Townsend Collections

Caddo 92- $300

1 5/8" Edwards from Spiro, very rare

Caddo 90- $500

1 1/2" "Spiro Serrated", Reed Springs Chert, one of 7 in a cache from the Spiro Mound site, LeFlore Co., OK. Ex Robert Bell #678, Pictured in his photographs and in The Spiro Mound: A Photo Essay on page 101.

The Tribute Points Frame Mr. Schellenberger of Dardanelle, Arkansas originally assembled this outstanding frame of 205 bird points from Spiro. The first picture taken of this frame by Robert Bell was in Spring 1934.

Caddo 89- $0

1 5/8" Morris point from Spiro

Sold at the Prehistoric Art Auction, March 11th, 2004. Ex Robert E. Bell & Earl Townsend Collections

 

Nodena made of Reed Springs Chert. Ex Robert Bell #678, Pictured in his photographs and in The Spiro Mound: A Photo Essay on page 97.

Rockwall made of Novaculite Ex Robert Bell, Pictured in his photographs and in The Spiro Mound: A Photo Essay on page 97

Rockwall made of Novaculite Ex Robert Bell, Pictured in his photographs and in The Spiro Mound: A Photo Essay on page 97

Caddo Blade 16-$950

This is an unusual blade, even for Spiro. It looks more like a digging tool than a knife.
It was obviously hafted in the midsection. The tip looks like it has taken a beating,
with a few impact fractures that have been resharpened over a few times.
They didn't have much agriculture at Spiro, mostly hunting and foraging,
maybe this was used to dig roots or something.
Definitely a favorite of mine... it is just odd enough to fit in my collection.
It is 9 1/2 inches long, 2 inches wide and almost an inch thick, made of some great banded Kay County Chert.
It was found in 1957 by Carl Clevenger, an amateur archaeologist,
one of the founding members of the Oklahoma Anthropological Society
and Arkansas Archaeological society.

24" Cedar litter pole fragment, Ex Jimmy Durham

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