People of the Waters - Archaic
OPM #:
M3443
Object Name:
Projectile Point
Description:
Early Paleoindian fluted Clovis point scavenged and corner notched by Early Archaic period finder. Hardin Barbed; resharpened once after made into Hardin; slight left bevel on both sides; haft edge remnant is very well ground; Moline Chert (Spoon Formation), heat treated(?), surfaces are very lustrous.
Comments:
This point was originally made at the end of the Ice Age circa 12,000-11,000 B.C. It was a Clovis point made of Moline Chert from western Illinois. The point was lost during the Ice Age and was then found thousands of years later by another flintknapper during the Archaic Period. Perhaps 8,000 years ago, this person reworked the point to the style of his time.

The second user turned the old Clovis point into what is called a "Hardin Barbed" point, which has notches at the base.
Sometime after it was reworked it was lost once again, only to be found thousands of years later in Dane County, Wisconsin, in the late 19th or early 20th century.
Found:
Dane County, WI
Collector:
Mueller, Frank
Material:
Stone
Culture/Period:
Archaic, Early
Paleoindian, Early
Clovis
Dimensions:
W-2.5 L-5.8 cm
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