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This broken Early Paleoindian point functioned as a spear tip. It was recovered from archeological site 14PO2 in Pottawatomie County. Early Paleoindian people are thought to have been highly mobile, small bands that hunted large game, including some now extinct species. Stone tools help reveal how these people lived, traveled, and differed from other groups. Early Paleoindian points are often long, thin, and narrow, and have one or more short flakes called flutes removed from one or both sides of the point base.
Date: 13,500 - 11,000 years ago
Item Number: 306260
Call Number: 14PO2-0-1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 306260
Collections - Cultural Resources - Archeology
Date - 11,500 BCE - 1 CE
Objects and Artifacts - Archeological Artifacts - Artifact Class - Chipped Stone
Objects and Artifacts - Archeological Artifacts - Artifact Type - Projectile Point - Fluted
Objects and Artifacts - Archeological Artifacts - Site Name
People - American Indians
People - American Indians - Prehistoric Cultures - Paleoindian
Places - Counties - Pottawatomie
Thematic Time Period - Early Peoples, 10,000 BCE - 1820 CE - Paleoindian (>7000 BCE)
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts - Archeological Artifacts