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Artifacts Museum -

Private Collections

Our private collection page features artifacts from some of the nicer collections in the country. We are featuring all grades and collections from all over the USA and will be adding more as submissions come in. You can click the links below to go directly to the page of your choice. You can also scroll down to the ( Show More Collections / Artifacts ) button on the bottom of the gallery to continue viewing all the items in each gallery.

Private Collections -

Cody Complex / Clovis / Hafted Foreshaft Spears


Private Collections - Dean M. Diaz

Oakville, Missouri

August 9, 1957 - September 11, 2017

PC - Dean Diaz

This gallery contains the collection of my good friend and mentor, Dean M. Diaz. We will be adding more pictures throughout the coming weeks. Dean passed away September 11, 2017 and will be sadly missed by myself and the rest of the artifact community and all his friends and family.


Private Collections - Tom Truetken

September 19, 1959 - October 16, 2012

Tom Truetken was a digging buddy of mine. I was introduced to Tom by Rick Przygoda, another good friend of mine that I dig with. Tom was an avid artifact collector, fisherman, and golfer. He passed away on October 16, 2012 at the age of 53. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


Talbot Clovis
Spencer co Indiana

This fine Clovis point was found by Harold Talbot in the early 1930s on the Gage Farm in Spencer Co Indiana. Harold passed this point along to his son, who in turn passed it along to me at the Owensboro Artifact Show August 4. 2019. This was once a much larger point and has been sharpened down to the size you see here in the pictures. It is strongly fluted both sides. It is a fantastic example with wonderful history.

Jerry Davis

Private Collections -Jerry Davis

This page is under construction. More pictures and data will be added soon!
(Photos used on this page were obtained with special permission from Dave Miller

Private Collections - Dr. Bruce Stinchcomb

Dr. Bruce Stinchcomb was a professor for St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley from 1969 to 2005 and has written over 10 books in the field of Geology and Paleontology. He was also a district and field geologist with the Missouri Geological Survey from 1962 to 1963 and has worked with various companies and institutions doing geological and mineral explorations in the remote areas of Wyoming, Montana, Northern Canada, and Alaska.

Private Collections - Thomas Lewis Smith

 (This section is under construction. New pictures and information will be added soon!)

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