: These points are examples of a Clovis and lanceolate points made by Paleo-Indians, who occupied Ohio between 15,000 and 9,000 years ago. Paleo-Indians learned to thin their spear points and knife blades by careful flaking, called knapping, rather than by fluting. High-quality sources of flint in Ohio were available from which to make distinctive spear points and knives. The Clovis point, with the concave base and long "flute" or channel running from the base toward the tip, is on the bottom. It measures 4.5" (11.43 cm) long. The lanceolate point, with a straight base, is on top and measures 4.5" (11.43 cm) long. Lanceolate points are named for their elongated, leaf-like shape. View on Ohio Memory.
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: American Indians in Ohio; Geography and Natural Resources; Flint; Projectile points; Tools; Fishing & hunting gear Places