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MacCorkle Stemmed Point
Description: This small, wide biface of the MacCorkle Stemmed type has a triangular blade; one of the ears on the blade is broken. Corner notches and a shallow indentation separate the base into two lobes. One edge is serrated and there is a large nick in the opposite edge. The biface is made from Upper Mercer flint that is gray in color. This piece is 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_010
Subjects: Prehistoric peoples; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric;
Places: MacCorkle Stemmed Point