SDM CHERT BIRDS
Some artifact collectors will recognize this
Flint/Chert form as something they have already
picked-up and saved over the years while out
hunting for artifacts. Many Indian artifact
collectors pick up and save every curious piece
of worked flint from a site.
Basements and pole barns are usually full of
boxes and coffee cans full of chipped stones.
Some points to remember about Flint/Chert Birds:
1) Some were used as found; in the natural
shape of the 'Bird' they could see.
2) Some are "what's left" after making
something else out of the Flint.
3) Some are partially chipped to accent the
features of the Bird they could see in the
4) Some are completely percussion chipped
into the Bird they intended to see in the
Feel free contact us with a photo should you
have any questions about a particular find.