Hi-Lo

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PROJECTILE POINT
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Culture(s) Paleo-Indian
Temporal Period Late Paleo-Indian Period

Description

Attributes

Basal Shape: Concave
Hafting Modification: Slight stemming or waisting, thinning or fluting
Edge Shape: Lanceolate
Other Notes:
Ellis & Deller 1990; Justice 1995

  • Large, flaring, rounded basal ears
  • Plano-convex in section
  • Rejuvenation/reworking common

Metrics

Source Ellis & Deller 1990 Ellis 1981 Fitting 1963
Length  ?? R 26 mm - 59 mm R 28 mm - 70 mm
Width  ?? R 18 mm - 29.5 mm R 20 mm - 35 mm
Thickness R 7 mm - 10 mm R 6.5 mm - 11 mm R 5.5 mm - 9 mm
Basal Width no data no data R 17 mm - 32 mm

Materials

Southern Ontario:

Technological Notes

  • Rejuvenation evidence and use-damage indicates use as both projectiles/tip armaments and knives (Ellis & Deller 1990:57)
  • Alternate edge beveling on 66% of specimens (Ellis 1981), of typically left-hand orientation (Justice 1995)
  • Heavy lateral basal grinding common
  • Much variability in blade shape due to repeated rejuvenation, including excurvate, straight and incurvate
  • Blade resharpening on preforms has been reported (Ellis & Deller 1982)

Geographical Distribution

Ellis 1981; Justice 1995

Temporal-Cultural Affiliation

Late Paleo-Indian Period
8500 BC to 8000 BC (Ellis & Deller 1982:17)

Map of sites where Hi-Lo 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.

Archaeological Contexts

  • Associated with caribou hunting along glacial lake beach ridges (Justice 1995)

Notable Sites/Components

Similar Points Types

References to Integrate

  • Fitting et al 1966 (GB)
  • Chapman 1948 (Ellis1981)
  • Duffield 1963
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