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Broken Spear Point from Stanly County, NC

Broken spear point from Stanly County, North Carolina, ca. 8000 BC. The notch at the bottom was often made so that the projectile point could be tied to the spear. The groves on the edges is where someone hit a stone against the soon-to-be projectile point. Crafting the points took an immense amount of skill.

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Citation (Chicago Style): 

Ward, H. Trawick, and R. P. Stephen Davis, Jr. Time Before History: The Archaeology of North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. [Figure 2.4.]

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