Dr. Sam Maloney Native American Artifact Collection, 1967-1970
This collection includes arrowheads, spearpoints, and potsherds from several time periods of North Carolina history. These were collected in Iredell and Cabarrus counties by Dr. Maloney from 1967-1970, and identified and arranged by him as well.
There are seven trays of artifacts and four small boxes of potsherds in this donation, including a variety of points, such as those from the Early-Late Archaic (10,000-3,000 years before present), Lecroy (9,000-5,000 BP), Adena Blades (3,000-1,200 BP) and Caraway points (1,000-200 BP), among many others. Dr. Maloney utilized Joffre Lanning Coe’s book The Formative Cultures of the Carolina Piedmont, and Robert M. Overstreet’s Overstreet Identification and Price Guide to Indian Arrowheads, in identifying the items in this collection.
- 1967 - 1970
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to the public without restriction. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to duplicate or publish material from [Enter collection title] must be obtained from the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.
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Language of Materials
The Dr. Sam Maloney Collection is a collection of Native American arrowheads and spear points gathered by Dr. Sam Maloney, Professor Emeritus of Religion at Davidson College. This collection includes items from Iredell and Cabarrus counties that Dr. Maloney located, exhumed, and identified from 1967-1970, as well as a variety of pottery shards.
This collection remains in the original order in which it was received. Dr. Maloney arranged spearheads and arrowheads based on geographic location.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was donated to the Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room by Dr. Sam Maloney on 2014-02-19.
Materials are in good condition.
The processing, arrangement, and description of this collection was completed by Sydney Carroll, October 2018.
- Arrowheads Subject Source: Local sources
- Artifacts Subject Source: Local sources
- Indians Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Indians of North America Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Dr. Sam Maloney Native American Artifact Collection, 1967-1970
- Sydney Carroll
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