A lifelong Ohioan and avid artifact collector, Jim Bennett resides in rural Ashland Co., Ohio in the north central part of the state, and began his collecting by walking fields and buying artifacts from his Amish neighbors. While Jim enjoys working on his farm and being a father to his four children, his love for collecting ancient relics has taken him over a twenty year journey that has lead him to his current career of running an artifact website, catalog business, auction house, and his true passion, the writing of artifact related books. Jim has authored four books on the subject of ancient Indian artifacts with an emphasis on the identification of authentic vs. reproduction artifacts.
Jim is the founder and a board member of the Authentic Artifacts Collectors Association, an Internet-based association of collectors and dealers over 4,000 members strong dedicated to the collecting of authentic artifacts. Jim also sits on the board of the directors for the Museum of Native American Artifacts in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Begun by the late Lar Hothem and completed by James R. Bennett, this co-authored identification and value guide focuses on the very popular and often ornate Indian bannerstone artifacts of ancient America. With several hundred full-color photographs representing some of America's most famous bannerstone collections, Indian Bannerstones & Related Artifacts gives collectors an in-depth look at hundreds of the most prized ancient weapon components collected in modern times, including many rare and valuable examples.
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