Suwannee point

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The Suwannee point is a large lanceolate Paleo-Indians projectile point that features a recurvate profile with a slightly narrowed waist and a convex base. The point is the earliest form of the lanceolate types and is dated between 10500–9500 Before Present.[1] It represents a typical example of the Middle Paleoindian subperiod.[2] Experts are divided over whether the type predates or postdates the Clovis point but have noted that the two share similarities in their construction.[3] Suwanee specimens are generally unfluted, which distinguishes them from the generally fluted Clovis. However, a few rare examples of fluted Suwanee have also been discovered.[3] The largest concentration of Suwanee points appear in Florida, where the classification was first named in 1968 by Ripley P. Bullen for Suwannee County.[3][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hranicky, William Jack (2011), Prehistoric projectile points found along the Atlantic coastal plain (3 ed.), Universal-Publishers, p. 211, ISBN 978-1-61233-022-8 
  2. ^ Ward, H. Trawick; Davis, R. P. Stephen (1999), Time before history: the archaeology of North Carolina, UNC Press Books, p. 31, ISBN 978-0-8078-4780-0 
  3. ^ a b c Webb, Sawney David (2006), First Floridians and last mastodons: the Page-Ladson site in the Aucilla River, Springer, pp. 408–409, ISBN 978-1-4020-4325-3