Cumberland Points

Fast facts

  • Long, slender point with noticeable construction near base, giving specimens a "fish tail" appearance
  • Distinct basal "ears" present
  • Base concave, sometimes with small projection or nipple in center, the remains of a striking platform from which the flute was detached
  • Flutes often extend full length of point
  • Grinding along basal edge and lower blade edges
  • Similar to Barnes points, although the latter are somewhat shorter
  • Size: 2 to 5 inches in length
  • Early Paleoindian: 9000-8000 BC

    Cumberland Points


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