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Agate Basin Point
Description: This lanceolate point is widest in the middle and has a squared base. Lanceolate points are named for their elongated, leaf-like shape. This particular point has some parallel flake scars and some grinding on the base. The flint is mostly dark gray with gray mottles, and there is an area of strong brown at the tip. This piece was made by Paleo-Indians, who occupied Ohio between 15,000 and 9,000 years ago. In the western plains of North America, Paleo-Indians hunted mammoths and other game; because they moved in herds, caribou may have been a favored prey. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A4346_003779
Subjects: Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric;
Places: Agate Basin Point