Spear Point Bases

Late Paleoindian period, about 10,000 to 9,000 years ago; Concord, Massachusetts; On left: Material: gray quartzite; Length: 4.4 cm; On right: Material: buff quartzite; Length: 3.4 cm; Bequest of Benjamin Lincoln Smith (1981), #9 and #9-3. Photograph by Jeff Boudreau.

Both are these artifacts are bases of large Late Paleoindian spear points found at a site in Concord adjacent to the Concord River (the pointed end had snapped off). These types of spear points may have been used for fishing and are a type known as Ste. Anne-Varney.