Beaver Lake

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Culture(s)  ?
Temporal Period Late Paleo-Indian Period


Large, lanceolate points with recurved proximal margins and exhibiting no fluting


Justice 1995
Basal Shape:Concave with fishtail (outward-flaring and rounded basal ears)
Hafting Modification: Proximal Waisting and Basal Thinning
Edge Shape: Lanceolate
Other Notes:

  • Thinner in cross-section (bi-convex) than Cumberland points
  • Lateral and basal grinding common


Source Cambron & Hulse 1969
Length Range 47-86 mm
Mean 64 mm
Width Mean 24 mm
Thickness Mean 8 mm
W/L Ratio no data
Base Concavity no data


Technological Notes

  • Manufactured using both percussion and pressure techniques (Justice 1995)

Geographic Distribution

Map of sites where Beaver Lake specimens have been reported

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Note: In the interest of protecting our shared cultural heritage from those who would do it harm, intentional or otherwise, only approximate site locations are provided here.

Temporal-Cultural Affiliation

Late Paleo-Indian Period

Archaeological Contexts

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