Artifacts Museum - Flint : Paleo
The Paleo period ( as it exists in Missouri ) is generally excepted to be between 11,500 B.P. - 10,000 B.P. These dates are always subject to archaeological debate. This period is defined by its early fluted projectile technology. Large game were killed with these projectiles and virtually every part of the animal was harvested for use. These people wandered following the game they harvested and set up small temporary camps. This tradition died out with the extinction of the megafauna. There are also a few Trans- Paleo pieces shown in this section.
Paleo BladeA killer Paleo Blade from Illinois with awesome overshot flaking. This is an Ex Leo Paul Davis Collection piece.
Paleo KnifeThis Paleo Knife came from Tennessee and is made from a killer translucent crystal or Chalcedony.
Clovis Hazel VarietyThis is a great large Clovis / Hazel point. It's double fluted on one side with a short single flute on the other. It comes from Missouri and is made of Burlington.
Scottsbluff Point Type 2This Scottsbluff Type 2 is pictured in "Missouri Archaeological Society Quarterly"