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Object Number:36-19-3
Current Location: Native American Voices
Currently On Display
Provenience: New Mexico
Blackwater Draw
Mammoth Pit
Culture Area: Southwest (Culture Area)
Period: Paleoindian
Date Made: 9000 BC
Early Date: -9201
Late Date: 9000 BC
Materials:Edwards Chert
Length: 11.1 cm
Width: 2.7 cm
Credit Line:New Mexico Expedition, E. B. Howard, 1936
Other Number:71-55 - Cast Number
9-22 - Other Number


The specimen is lanceolate and symmetrical in outline with very narrow width in relation to length. The projectile point has parallel overlapped flaking. Basal thinning was accomplished through the removal of a single long channel flake from one face and two channel flakes from the opposite face. Edges along the base and basal lateral margins were moderately polished to facilitate hafting.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Native American Voices: The People - Here and Now (01 Mar 2014 - 01 Jan 2021) View Objects in Exhibition


[Book] Preucel, Robert W., and Wierzbowski, William S., and Williams, Lucy F. 2005. Native American Voices on Identity, Art and Culture: Objects of Everlasting Esteem.. Philadelphia. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. : Page/Fig./Plate: 190View Objects related to this reference

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