People of the Waters - Archaic
OPM #:
M75
Object Name:
Projectile Point
Description:
Wittry Type I-A; copper socketed point.
Comments:
It was hard work removing the heavy copper from the ground far away in the Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale on Lake Superior. But it was worth the time and effort, for the copper made amazing tools and decorations. The lumps of metal were pounded with stones it into blades and points with thin, sharp edges that cut extremely well. Ornaments could be polished to a bright sheen that was more attractive than bone and stone. This ridged and socketed projectile point was found about one mile north of the north shore of Lake Puckaway in Marquette County, WI. Copper smithing was a new technology developed by the Middle Archaic people about 7,000 years ago.
Found:
Marquette County, WI/Mecan Township, WI/Lake Puckaway, WI
Collector:
Mueller, Frank
Material:
Metal
Culture/Period:
Archaic, Middle
Old Copper Complex
Dimensions:
W-3.2 L-14.1 D-1.1 cm
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