Chipped Stone Tools
Projectile points were the sharp tips on the ends of spears, darts or possibly harpoons. Some of the stone used for projectile points came from other states. However, Citronelle chert from sources only one or two days walk from the site was the most common stone for points. Most of the points archaeologists found at the site were Pontchartrain types, which are long and well made, with short, square bases (A, B and C). They also found a number of Kent (D, E and F), Gary (G and H) and Delhi (I and J). Kent points are similar to Pontchartrain types, but are not as well made. Gary points have rounded bases, while Delhi points have short barbs at the lower corners of the blade. Sometimes a tool made for one purpose was recycled for a new use. This example began as a projectile point and was resharpened into a drill (K). Several adzes, used to work wood also were found at the site (L, M and N). These examples have a distinctive shape, and most are shiny on one end as a result of rubbing against the wood.
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