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Folsom   11,000-10,300 B.P.

Folsom points are lighter, smaller, and more specialized than Clovis, although they are thought to have derived from Clovis. They range in length from .75-inch to 3 inches in length. Folsom are lanceolate and have concaved bases usually marked with ear like projections. There is frequently a small central nipple in the basal concavity that is the remnant of the fluting process. The flutes usually extend over most of the length of the point.  Folsom points display irregular percussion flaking and very fine secondary pressure retouch around their entire edge.  Basal grinding is usually present. 
Wormington, H. M.
Folsom point (reproduction)


 
Last updated: 08-29-2013