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  • Mansion Inn Blades

    Mansion Inn blades belong to the Susquehanna tradition. They often occur in caches and they can be considered preforms of Susquehanna and Perkiomen points. There are 3 varieties of this blade form. The Watertown variety is the largest, with a triangular shape blade and short contracting stem. Noted for their thinness. The Dudley variety is similar but with smaller proportions. The Coburn variety is a narrow lance with straight to convex blade edges. Weak shoulders may, or may not, be present. Mansion Inn blades date to the Transitional Archaic-Early Woodland.

    Some discussion of these blades on this page:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=1Tg...0blade&f=false

    Examples from Pa.:
    http://www.pa-artifacts.com/Mansioninnpage01.html

    Watertown variety, broken and glued, Scituate, RI:
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    Dudley variety. Narragansett Bay:

    Coburn variety. Martha's Vineyard, Ma.
    Rhode Island

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    Large argillite(argillaceous slate) example found by a local surface hunter in a deep storm created gully on a bay beach in Rhode Island.
    Watertown variety.


    Rhode Island

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      Two Dudley variety Mansion Inn blades from RI:

      Rhode Island

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