Native American or American Indian artifacts offer insight as to how indigenous people once lived and still live today. These man-made objects include tools, weapons, and jewelry.
The oldest of such artifacts are arrowheads dating back to 14,000 years ago, spanning the Stone Age/Paleo-Indian Era and the Folsom cultures. Other cultures developed over the years, and the skills of the Native Americans increased over time. That’s why today the production of such tools and jewelry by native peoples are treasured still.
Shape, design and location are the main factors to consider when identifying authentic relics and historical objects. The design and materials used to make arrowheads changed and developed over the years. Arrow-points and spear points were made was made of chert, flint (stone), and hornstone. Different styles and shapes indicate the time period in which arrowheads are produced. Different types include Mississippian, Woodland, Archaic and Clovis, etc.
Some Native American artifacts include arrows, spears, tomahawks, knives, battle hammers and more. These objects are made from copper, steel, iron and brass.
Finding Native American Jewelry for Women can be difficult. Yet, all one has to do is search the Southwest for Native American Navajo Jewelry. One treasured item is the Squash Blossom Necklace. These are made up of a string of plain, round, silver beads that are separated by “squash blossoms,” sometimes with a “naja” (pendant) hung from the center of the strand.
Stones commonly used in Native American jewelry for women are turquoise, coral, lapis lazuli, and ore. These stones are available in several styles, adding a dash of elegance to any ensemble.
This quick overview should explain a little more about the historical significance of Native American artifacts and jewelry. To shop the collection at Joe Wilcox Indian Den, visit www.joewilcoxsedona.com.
Joe Wilcox Indian Den
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