BARNES (CUMBERLAND)

Description:
a slender lanceolate fluted spear point with delicate ears and a fishtailed base;  fluting tends to extend nearly the entire length of the point;  a diagnostic trait is the "waisting", or incurvate blade edges of the hafting area
Size Range: 3.5 cm - 10.5 cm, average length is 6.1 cm
Cultural Affiliation:
Paleo Indian
Distribution:   predominantly the eastern central United States but extending into the northern Great Lakes region including Michigan, southern Ontario and New York

Specimen at left is a cast of a Barnes style fluted point from Otsego County, New York.

Cast courtesy of the Dan Long collection.

Reference
Justice, Noel D. (1987).  Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern     
    United States.  Indiana University Press.  Bloomington, Indiana.



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