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  • Meadowood

    Meadowood Points are characterized by a triangular blade outline with distinct, though often shallow, side notches placed low on the blade. These notches will not alter the blade outline itself. The base is ground and can be straight or convex. Often, the base will show usage scars of a scraper.* These points date to the Early Woodland Period. Here is Wm. Ritchie's description from the New York State typology:
    http://collections.nysm.nysed.gov/pr...meadowood.html
    Description from the Maryland typology guide:
    https://apps.jefpat.maryland.gov/dia...meadowood.html
    Description from lithics-net:
    http://www.lithicsnet.com/meadowood.htm
    The examples below are from coastal sites in Rhode Island. From left to right the materials are jasper and two of Onondaga Chert imported from New York. Some of the bases show possible use as scrapers.

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    Well made 2 1/2" Meadowood from Ma. Material unknown:

    * Example on left from Pa., on right from northern RI, the latter of Onondaga Chert:

    An example from outside the region. Tuscola Co., Michigan. Photo by Turkeytail:
    Last edited by CMD; 11-09-2019, 03:53 PM.
    Rhode Island

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    Large Meadowood(3 1/2")found by member mainejman in 2014 near the prehistoric  Sebasticook fish weir in Maine. According to Maine State Archaeologist Arthur Speiss, it is the first of it's type recoded for that location.....



    Rhode Island

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