Cascade point

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A Cascade point is a projectile point associated with the Cascade phase, an ancient culture of Native Americans that settled in the Pacific Northwest that existed from 9000 or 10000 BC until about 5500 BC.

The Cascade (Bipointed) point is typically narrow, lanceolate leaf shaped, with either a pointed or rounded base.[1] There are also two other variants, one with a shallow concave base and the other with a sharply contracting basal margin..[2]

A projectile found lodged in the hip of Kennewick Man was leaf-shaped, long, broad and had serrated edges.

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  1. ^ Kipfer, B. A., "Encyclopedic Dictionary of Archaeology", Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, NY 2000, p. 403
  2. ^ Peregrine, P. N. and M. Ember, "Encyclopedia of Prehistory Volume 6: North America", Human Relations Area Files, Springer Pub., NY 2003, p. 28