Archaic Bevel Points

Fast facts

  • Also called Thebes Points
  • Blade edges straight to slightly excurvate, sometimes ending in barbed shoulders
  • Blade edges resharpened by beveling, sharpened by striking off flakes from one side only, giving the blade a rhomboidal cross section
  • Shoulders prominent, often exhibiting barbs
  • Base strongly corner- or side-notched
  • Basal edge flared or straight and heavily ground
  • Likely functioned as knives
  • Size: 2 to 4½ inches
  • Early Archaic: ca. 8000-6000 BC

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