Agate Basin Points

Fast facts

  • Also called Paleoindian Laceolate points
  • Long, slender points with very regular horizontal, parallel-sided flake scars across the surface
  • Blade edges vary from parallel to slightly excurvate, but taper to the base
  • Biconvex cross-section
  • Base straight or slightly concave
  • Blade edges usually ground smooth along lower third of the specimen
  • Bases often not ground
  • Size: Up to 5½-6 inches long, average around 3 inches long
  • Late Paleoindian ca. 8500-8000 BC

    Agate Basin Points


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