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Projectile Point
Description: This triangular flint biface has deep, narrow corner notches and may be of the Jack's Reef Corner-Notched type. Long ears extend nearly to the base, which expands slightly and curves outward. The sides of the blade are straight, and the flint is yellowish gray, medium light gray, and grayish black in color. A small piece is missing near one ear, probably as a result of exposure to fire. This piece is from Hopewell Culture. In Ohio, the Hopewell Indians (100 B.C.-A.D. 500) built burial mounds and large earthen enclosures in geometric shapes (circles, squares, and octagons) to mark the places where the people gathered periodically to participate in many social and ceremonial events. Some of these sites were quite large - the Newark Earthworks complex extends over a 4-square-mile area. The Hopewell people also maintained a large trade network extending as far as the Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, the Florida coast and Appalachians, and northern Lake Superior. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A0283_000130_A
Subjects: Hopewell culture; Woodland culture; Mound-builders; Projectile points
Places: Projectile Point