An American Indian grey flint knife found in Arkansas

An American Indian grey flint knife found in Arkansas

Code: 2492


Description: An American Indian subovate bifacially-flaked grey flint knife, a few inoffensive edge chips, but a nice example with a dull patina. Found in Arkansas.

Size: 83 mm/3.2 ins. in length

Culture: American Indian

Date: Probably dating from before the 1st Millennium A.D.

Provenance: Ex F.S. Clark Collection, Woking, Surrey, and with his collectors mark.

Background: Mr Fred Clark (1923-2016) ran the Old Curiosity Shoppe, The Quadrant, Onslow Street, Guildford, Surrey, in the 1970’s-1980’s selling a range of collectables. A passionate collector and field-walker, he built up a fine collection of antiquities, notable for British prehistoric items, a significant number of which he obtained through trade with Dr. H.A. Fawcett. Like Fawcett, he was meticulous in documenting his collection, even the most humble tools were catalogued and fully labelled with locality, accession number and his characteristic monogram.