Wednesday, August 21, 2019

More quartz fragments from the Woods Hole Islands

I believe this piece of quartz is flaked:
If you accept that, then let me draw out the discussion a little and speculate that this is a broken tip from an arrowhead. At the upper left is a "tip" that is worn and rounded off. Here is a view of the other side, with the "tip" pointing upward:

Do you see what I see? A groove from the lower edge up towards the tip. In fact there is also a shallower groove with the same orientation visible in the first picture above. 

Lets take a look at the broken edge:
So what do you think? Looks like part of a Clovis point. Back then, this area was above sea level and the "hole" and "gut" would have been valleys. Excellent spots for an ambush?

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