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Micro-tool

Object Number:64-12-18
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Poverty Point Culture
Provenience: United States of America
Louisiana
Belzoni
Jaketown Site
Culture Area: Southeast Culture Area
Section:American
Materials:Chert
Technique:Chipped
Length: 2 cm
Width: 1 cm
Credit Line:Gift of John Witthoft, 1964

Description

Poverty point culture (see 64-12-1). Representing highly retouched bladelets made into concave-edged, pointed tools; unifacially flaked. Used as side-scrapers in shaping wooden and bone tools. This is the only finished flint tool of the Poverty Point complex.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Moundbuilders: Ancient Architects of North America (24 Jun 2017 - 26 Apr 2020) View Objects in Exhibition

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