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  • Ste. Anne-Varney

    Ste. Anne-Varney points are a form of Late Paleo lance found in the Northeast and regarded as an Eastern form of the Eden point. However,  Ste. Anne-Varney points rarely have shoulders as Edens do. Blade edges usually straight. Lateral edges ground. Base can be straight, or slightly concave or convex. Often display collateral flaking to a median ridge. Both examples shown are from Plymouth County, Ma. Smaller example is brown felsite, larger specimen is maroon rhyolite. At the Varney site in Maine, a date of 10,616 RCYBP was obtained for this type found at that site. Or about 12,616 calendar years before the present.

    Resharpened Ste. Anne-Varney. Narragansett Bay:
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    Rhode Island

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    A Connecticut example from the collection of Matt Dorso(Hoss). Photos by Matt showing basal and lateral edge grinding.

    From a site in interior RI:

    Rhode Island


    • #3
      Two small points, flint and quartzite, identified by Dr. Richard "Mike" Gramly as Late Paleo lances. Flint example from a multicomponent site that also yielded 2 Eastern Agate Basin bases. Quartzite example, also shown above in this thread was found on the shore nearby, within 1/4 mile.

      Rhode Island