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Stringtown Point
Description: This stemmed, lanceolate point has a blade with nearly parallel sides that has possibly been re-worked. The stem is broad with parallel sides and a squared base. The flint is mottled black, dark gray, and white and there are natural flaws within the flint. This piece comes from Paleo-Indian Culture. Paleo-Indians 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. Lanceolate points were a later development in Paleo-Indian technology. Sometimes a Paleo-Indian flintknapper would made a tool of special elegance - perhaps they saw an artistic value to their work. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A3501_000116
Subjects: Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric;
Places: Stringtown Point