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Crowfield Point
Description: This broken projectile point of the Crowfield-type was likely originally widest in the middle, tapering to the tip and base. The base curves inward and there are pointed barbs on either side. Flakes, called flutes, were taken from the base on both sides. The flutes extend almost to the broken edge of the blade. On one side the flute is off center, which is atypical. This piece was made out of black flint 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: A4349_000042
Subjects: Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric;
Places: Crowfield Point