Accession number: CMA 98-10
Object type: Flanked stone
Object subtype: Thrusting Spear
Date: 1000 – 5000
Narrative: This flanked stone was found on Port Hood Beach, between Wharf and Little River, while camping in the area.
This type of spearhead is common to the Middle Woodland Period of Eastern North America This period is considered a developmental stage without any massive changes in a short period, but instead having a continuous development in stone and bone tools, leather working, textile manufacture, tool production, cultivation, and shelter construction. Some Woodland peoples continued to use spears and atlatls until the end of the period, when they were replaced by bows and arrows. The period is distinguished from the Early Woodland only in few, relatively minor, aspects. These relate to some aspects of the chipped lithic tool inventory (i.e. changes in projectile point types) and the addition of decoration of increasing elaboration to pottery.
Description: Flanked stone; slender and flanked with the grain of the stone.