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Cumberland Point
Description: This small, narrow, leaf-shaped spear point is of the Cumberland type. The edges of the blade flare outward at the base, which curves inward. Long grooves, called flutes, extend from the base and toward the tip on both sides. On one face the flute is 42 mm in length, while the opposite face measures 28 mm. It is made of flint that is weak red in color. 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. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: A0023_000003
Subjects: Paleo-Indians; Projectile points; Weapons, Prehistoric;
Places: Cumberland Point