The Testimony of Hands

Cumberland Point

Area where this point was found

36.42.157, Cumberland point of Coshocton chert
Paleoindian, (roughly 10,500 B.C.)
Probably Ohio or Kentucky, eastern U.S.
Frank Hibben Collectionis
Photograph by B. Bernard

Cumberland points are less well documented than Clovis points, but seem to be contemporaneous with Clovis points. Distinguishing features of Cumberland points include flutes that extend from the base almost to the tip, and flaring bases (both of which can be seen in this example). Cumberland points occur widely in the eastern U.S.; this example is from a collection made mostly in Ohio and Kentucky.

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