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Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center

Unusual Artifact

March 8, 2017

Unusual artifactCollector Ron Howard brought an interesting example of reworking to the Artifact Show. Not only has this point been reworked at the upper left, a second notch has been carefully added to the right-hand edge. Ron thinks small hinge fractures that interfered with sharpening might have led to repurposing, with the extra notch and left-hand notch used to change the angle of hafting, allowing the upper left edge to work as a knife.