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Expert Appraisers Appearing at Indian Artifacts Show in Pigeon Forge

Three experts in the field of Indian artifacts will be appearing at an Indian artifact show in Pigeon Forge, TN at The Smoky Mountain Convention Center, May 20, 21 & 22, 2011, Bill Brockman from Indiana, Floyd Ritter from Illinois and Garry Mumaw from Ohio.

Certificates of Authenticity may be obtained for a minimal cost. Owners of authentic relics will receive a document including a photograph of the artifact signed by the three respected experts with over 100 years of experience between them of evaluating ethnographics from the various regions. The value of the artifacts can also be assessed. The public is welcome to bring their artifacts for appraisals.

The first people in North America arrived at least 12,000 years ago during the ice age when mammoths, bison, and giant bears roamed the land; ice covered much of North America, the pyramids were not built yet, Christopher Columbus was not born. In order to survive, these early people made arrowheads, axes, fish hooks, & lots more from stones and bones so they could hunt animals for food. Some of these tools have survived and are collected today.

Even if you have never had the thrill of finding an arrowhead, you will still want to attend the 2011 Indian Artifacts Show. People from all over the world will attend the annual artifacts show to buy, sell and learn about artifacts. Children can actually touch prehistoric relics, dinosaur bones and sharks' teeth.

Dealers and exhibitors will display prehistoric artifacts such as arrowheads, axes, pottery, beads, and much more. There will also be historic artifacts such as moccasins, rugs, baskets, and lots more. Some contemporary items are for sale as well such as jewelry, frames, modern flint, rugs, artwork, etc.

Outstanding collections and displays will be recognized and awarded plaques.

A photographer will be taking professional photos of artifacts for a minimal cost.

Admission is $7.00 each or $19.00 per family per day. Show hours are, Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Dealers will be setting up Friday afternoon from 1 to 6pm with a preview admission price of $25.00 for the entire weekend.

Published May 7, 2011

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