Spear Point and Base
These spear points are a type known as Hardaway Side-Notched. Early Archaic artifacts of this type are rare in Massachusetts. The pointed tip of the one on the right had been broken off.
Early Archaic period, about 9,000 to 8,000 years ago; Sudbury, Massachusetts; On left: Material: gray argillite; Length: 3.6 cm; On right: Material: gray chert; Length: 2.5 cm; Adams Tolman Collection, gift of Mrs. Adams Tolman (1990). Photograph by Jeff Boudreau.