Auction of Prehistoric, Historic Native American Artifacts,
and Decorative Items

Sunday, February 16th, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST

Presented by "The Artifact Company"
Held on LiveAuctioneers.com!
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Numerous 'High Quality' Items culled from literally 1000's of submissions
featuring dozens of G-9 and G-10 graded pieces.
425+ Lots in all featuring many already papered by Jackson, Davis, Rogers, etc.
All items guaranteed under terms of sale.
Auction Highlights Include:
Lots of Clovis points and other top quality Paleo
Early Archaic galore including Lost Lakes, Doves, Hardins, etc.
Dozens of truly high quality Axes and Celts
Obsidian, Slate, Bannerstones, Pipes, Birdstones, and Beads!
Plus several Pre-Columbian and other ancient artifacts
from ALL around the world !!!
We encourage you to place....
Phone and Absentee bids
Call The Artifact Company @ 1-800-466-3836


We are now seeking consignments of all types for our 2014 Auction Year!
This year will include a LARGE FLOOR SALE this fall with higher-grade
pieces showcased.
Now is the time to get your items in for this sale and others this year!
Call us at 1-800-466-3836 for consignment details.
The Artifact Company
Alex Przygoda
KY AHO 3486
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Establish the context of a new artifact discovery by making a few photographs of
the artifact(s) in position as you first see it, before you move it.  This practice can
be of great value to you in the future as you document your collection or to your
family as they enjoy it with you.  It requires that you carry a camera with you,
ready to use.  This can be a film camera if that is most familiar for you, or a
digital camera.

The most important aspect of photographing a scene or a close-up is getting a
good, sharp image, without camera movement at the moment of exposure.  
Standing firm, supported if possible, with the camera anchored by hands and
arms and even against your face, will help control movement.  This makes for a
better, more informative image.

Also, use the focusing controls to assure that you have a sharp image of the
details you really want to communicate.  For close-up digital photography, use
the flower or close-up setting to enable near object focusing.  With a digital
camera, you will also have the opportunity to review the new image.  Do so
before you move on to other photos ... just to make sure you capture the image
you want.

Here are a some examples of good, sharp, "in-situ" photographs of artifact
Close-Up Photography Hints For Artifact Collectors ... To Help You
Communicate The Details And Beauty Of An Artifact.  Starting An
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Harpooned At First Sight.  Here is a bone artifact as first noticed at a site near the coast of Alaska.  
It was photographed by William Sidmore.  The next photograph shows that there were actually two
harpoon attachments here.  One was visible to start, and as it was picked up, the second was noticed.
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Below, An Ivory Doll:  Here is a carved ivory figure, as first noticed at a site near the coast of Alaska.  
It was photographed by William Sidmore.  The next photograph shows more of the context, along the
edge of a stream, with different soils, and plants.  The third shows the doll or figurine, after it was gently
washed to remove the sand and mud.
See Points By The Sea Shore:  These next photographs from Mike Lundmark in Maryland show us
some ancient artifacts as he discovered them along the shores of the Potomac River.  These illustrate for
us how important "seeing" is when we explore.  Being able to notice man-made objects in the middle of a
lot of natural forms is a skill and talent to be nourished.  Documenting the discoveries with photographs
like these will help you remember how and where an artifact was discovered, as well as establish that
information for others who can also enjoy your collection.  Again, good, sharp focus, and lack of
vibration at the moment of making the image are important.  The context is clear in these images.
Excellent Context Photograph
... See The Water, The Shells,
And The Artifact.  
photograph from Mike Lundmark
in Maryland shows us how sharp
must be your vision when you are
exploring for ancient artifacts in
places like along the shores of the
Potomac River.  A "Fishtail"
form of dart point, made from
white quartz, sits in the middle of
a spread of sea shells and other
bits of rock along the shore.
Challenging Context ... Shells,
Rocks And An Artifact.  
"Savannah River" form of dart
point, also made from white
quartz, sits in the middle of a
dense spread of sea shells and
other bits of rock along the shore.  
Below, a photograph of the
"Savannah River" dart.
Seeing Through A Murky
Shoreline Environment.  
"Appalachian" style dart point,
made from tan quartzite, sits in
the murky, still water, in the
midst of a dense spread of oyster
shells and other bits of rock
along the Potomac River shore.  
This photograph captures the
scene of discovery very well,
making it obvious how difficult
it can be just to see what is
there in the shallow water.
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