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Free competition

Postby museumtom on Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:29 pm

Ok guys and gals.
I will hand them to the winner at the next show.
http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a40/cl ... 2_4836.jpg
Here we have a picture of some arrowheads from the War Museum in Thurles. As far as I know the black ones are obsidian and am not sure what type of stone/rock/flint the other one is.
The rules are simple. The first person ( based on the time of their post) who can tell me the origin ( i.e. where they are from) of these arrowheads may have them for free, and no, I did not make them, nor did I have anyone else make them for the Museum.
No clues, no hints. Ya makes your guess and ya takes your chance. One guess per member. Open only to members with 10 posts or more.
I will hand them to the winner at the next show.The answer, and the WINNER!!!!will be this time next Sunday here on this forum.
Dont stay up to late searching the net now lads and lassies....
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Re: Free competition

Postby Nerva on Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:43 pm

Saqlve Tom,

"Stone" arrowheads are way before my particular period of interest, but I'll have a go. You are spot on with the black arrowheads, they are made from Obsidian. So I guess the heads are most likely from a region where obsidian is common. Obsidian is essentially volcanicically produced glass. Now, to the best of my knowledge obsidian is not commonly found in Ireland, common locations are Armenia, Canada, Chile, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Scotland, Argentina and United States.

I'm purely going to have a guess, and say they're from the "Americas"... :D

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Re: Free competition

Postby thepremier on Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:03 pm

I'd say somewhere in North or South America too. I'll take a stab (haha) at indigenous north American.
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Re: Free competition

Postby pajo on Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:02 pm

TBH, they look like they're from "all that Glisters" or a similar shop, mabye Yellow Brinck Road in dublin... lol...

I reckon tho the "obsidian" ones are actually Apache tear, which IS a type of obsidian, but is actually opaque, hense the light shining thru it.... I should know what the other stone is, but my minds a blank on it...
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Re: Free competition

Postby Fuhrmann on Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:18 am

Hmm, I'll Just say Scotland. But I really have no idea :/
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Re: Free competition

Postby Ambiorix apsealgair on Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:32 pm

there either from central europe or from america!! :?
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Re: Free competition

Postby museumtom on Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:59 am

The winner is.....wait three minutes like they do on the telly..................NERVA!!
Martin wets himself, genflects hugs everyone, tears, hand shaking with the losers etc.
I will hand them to you at the fair today. I purchased them from an Indian reservation shop on ebay about ten years ago.
Well done all as Old Mr Grace would say ' You've all done very well!!.'
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Re: Free competition

Postby Nerva on Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:48 pm

Wow! What can I say....

Firstly I would like to thank my director, and then theres the best boy, and the main grip :D

Cheers Tom, now I'm of Buffalo hunting (Brian Cowen watch out :twisted: )

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Re: Free competition

Postby Billy on Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:10 pm

Martin, if you ever want to haft them, I have some materials and a little experience, so let me know and I'll try to help. We could even give it a shot at a gig sometime.

I suspect, somehow though, they are low on your list of priorities, given the amount of gear ye lads churn out per annum.
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Re: Free competition

Postby Nerva on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:53 pm

Salve Billy!

Thats a very generous offer and a very good idea ;) However I think you know me very well and hafting these beautiful heads is not an immediate prioroty as we have a number of aquaducts to finish before the end of the year :D

Seriously though, I think the best place for these is in you're hands, so when we next meet they're yours ;)

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