People of the Waters - Archaic
OPM #:
M98
Object Name:
Projectile Point
Description:
Turkey Tail; Terminal Late Archaic to Initial Early Woodland.

Analysis conducted in 2016 by Katherine Sterner-Miller and Robert Ahlrichs identified two isolated areas of meat and plant polish (indicating that the point was at least minimally used) and identified the stone as Wyandotte Chert from Harrison County in Southern Indiana.
Comments:
This distinctive and finely made point is called a "turkey tail." The stone comes from southern Indiana. Archaeologists do not know whether these points were actually used, or whether they perhaps had ceremonial or religious meaning. Even though it is very thin and liable to breakage, under magnification it does show evidence that it was used to cut.

This point is about 3,500 years old and was found near Princeton, Wisconsin.
Found:
Green Lake County, WI
Collector:
Mueller, Frank
Material:
Stone
Culture/Period:
Archaic, Late
Woodland, Early
Dimensions:
W-4.3 L-9.7 cm
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