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Lanceolate Point
Description: This leaf-shaped Lanceolate projectile point tapers to the base, which is broken. It is made of flint that is very dark gray and light gray in color. There is a chip missing from one edge of the blade. 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. 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: A0306_000063_001
Subjects: Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric;
Places: Lanceolate Point