Side-notched Points

Side-notched Points

Time Frame: Approximately 10,000 to 3,000 years ago

The most characteristic artifacts of the Archaic are projectile points, especially medium-sized, triangular-shaped points, often with a concave base and notches on each side to facilitate hafting them to the shaft. Frequently both the base and notches have been ground (dulled) so that the material used to bind them would not be cut by a sharp edge.Flint and chert were worked into a variety of tools by chipping.
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Illustrated by Mary Slattery, Will Thomson, and David Crawford
Office of the State Archeologist
Adapted from Office Of The State Archaeologist, Educational Series 2 - Archaic Period

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