: This beveled flint knife has a straight base with deep, narrow corner notches that have been ground smooth. The blade is triangular with slightly inwardly-curving sides; it has probably been reworked. The knife is dark yellowish brown in color, mottled with gray, reddish yellow, and strong brown. There is a small chip missing from the base. This piece 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.
: A4786_000172 Subjects
: Knives, Prehistoric; Prehistoric peoples; Stone implements; Tools, Prehistoric; Places
: Beveled Knife