: This flint knife is of the Thebes type. It has a large base, which is the widest part of the point. The base curves outward slightly and is ground smooth, while the blade is triangular and beveled. There are side notches and shoulders that form barbs. The knife is white mottled with pale brown, yellowish brown, and very dark grayish brown. 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.
: A4786_000004 Subjects
: Knives, Prehistoric; Prehistoric peoples; Places
: Thebes Point Knife