Kanawha Stemmed Point   Save
Kanawha Stemmed Point
Description: This small biface of the Kanawha Stemmed type has a triangular blade. Corner notches and a shallow indentation separate the base into two lobes. One of the ears of the blade is broken. This piece is made of black and light gray mottled flint and comes from the Early Archaic Period. The Archaic cultures in Ohio existed from about 6,000 B.C. to 1,000 B.C. Their economy was based primarily on hunting and gathering, but they did experiment with cultivating squash. Most Ohio sites are seasonal camps, created as the Indians moved due to the weather and the availability of food sources. Archaic peoples hunted smaller game than their Paleo-Indian predecessors, who pursued mastodons and giant beavers. The Archaic people hunted deer, elk, bear, rabbit, quail, and wild turkey. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A2121_000332_016
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric;
Places: Kanawha Stemmed Point