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Stone Meserve projectile or dart point / Archaic

Essay/Description

Projectile Point (Dart), Meserve Type -- Medium-sized lanceolate point: The blade is triangular with straight edges. The base edge is concave and thinned, with a small flute. Basal edges are lightly ground. Point color is tan to off-white. The reverse side contains glue and felt residue from previous mounting.

Merserve points are found throughout the Great Plains, from the Rockies to the Mississippi River, from Texas to Canada. They are most commonly found on the High Plains. Often Meserve points are re-worked Plainview Points (earlier era). This point appears to be a re-used point.

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Title(s): 
Stone Meserve projectile or dart point
Culture: 
Archaic
Date: 
7000 -- 2000 BCE
Period: 
Early to Late Archaic
Materials/Techniques: 
Stone
Classification: 
Accession No: 
61.10227
Department: 
Not On View

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