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This nearly complete paleoindian point was found on the east side of the former Kaw Reservation in Morris County. There is no natural source of obsidian in Morris County, so it was likely traded from a volcanic source such as the Yellowstone region of Wyoming or Taos, New Mexico. The point would have functioned as a spear tip. The tip and one ear are missing. The artifact is a good example of oblique parallel flaking. Paleoindian people traveled in small groups, hunting large game, including now extinct bison. Stone tools help reveal how these people lived, traveled, and differed from other groups.

Date: 11000-7000 BCE

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Item Number: 451015
Call Number: 14MO 1980.96.171 Shellenberger donation
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 451015

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