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McCracken County Lost Lake Arrowhead

A Massive Lost Lake Arrowhead

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Outstanding Example of a Massive Lost Lake – This Lost Lake is one of the Largest Examples known. It is not highly unusual to see examples of the Dovetail or Hardin typologies exceed 7 inches, but for Lost Lakes, it is VERY rare to see any exceed 5 1/2 inches or so. This Beast measures 6 7/8 inches. It is VERY thin, with very little secondary flaking. The exact recovery location, I have not been able to trace down, but I have been able to backtrack it to Paducah, KY in the early 1960’s. Sometime between 1960 and 1962 Boyce Yates traded a coin and stamp collection for a group of artifacts that were held by Hoskins Coin Shop in Paducah, KY. He took them back to Mayfield, KY and framed them in Oval, Bubble Glass frames no later than 1963. ( I confirmed this by the printing on brown Paper bags for the Youngblood Bros. Stores placed in the back of the frames for spacing with the Youngblood family of Mayfield. ) These framed artifacts hung in Mr. Yates home from then till March of 2017. From what I can find out, the group of artifacts were sold or pawned to Hoskins Coin Shop prior to 1962 or so. I fell like the Lost lake was recovered somewhere within a 50 or so radius of Paducah, KY. Currently in our personal collection. (published in the inside cover of Central States, Volume 66, Jan 2019, No. 1 and also published Sec 6, pg. 367 in the Artifact Gallery of James R. Bennett’s “Avoiding Reproduction & Altered Ancient Indian Arrowheads”)
Size: 6 7/8 x 2 5/16 inches

As far as i am aware of, this is the largest Lost Lake Arrowhead recorded. 
Chris L Lesley

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