People of the Waters - Paleoindian
OPM #:
1-311
Object Name:
Projectile Point
Description:
Agate Basin or Plainview/Browns Valley; transitional between these types; Agate Basin if haft base was flat or slightly convex; Plainview/Browns Valley if base was concave; haft base could be reconstructed flat, concave or convex; intact haft edges are moderate to well ground; Hixton Silicified Sandstone.
Comments:
Just as you might be able to name something at a glance, archaeologists can often do the same with points. Archaeologists can usually tell you what stone the point was made of and where that material is found. They can tell you if the point was resharpened or reworked in order to continue the artifact's use.

Points are sorted based on how they look, when they were made and where they are found. Sometimes a point doesn't fall into any category, like this one. It appears to be in-between what is called an "Agate Basin" point (10,000 to 9,400 years ago), and a "Plainview/Browns Valley" point (about 10,000 years ago.) What is it?

What is certain about this point is that it is made of Hixton Silicified Sandstone found in western Wisconsin.
Found:
Winnebago County, WI
Collector:
Pickett, James G.
Material:
Stone
Culture/Period:
Paleoindian, Late
Dimensions:
W-3.3 L-10.5 D-0.9 cm
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