Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
If you are standing in one of Florida’s clear, sand bottom lakes, and your toes feel the outline of a stone, bend down and pick it up. It might be a spear point or a stone knife —like the one in the photo above--or an arrowhead.
We found this spear point a few weeks ago in less than four feet of water at the edge of a lake. The Florida Paleo-Indian who made this point had probably had just spend a good hour knapping it out of a blank, only to lose it on his first spear throw as the base broke off from the spear shaft. The strong, sharp serrations along the edge show the point had hardly been used— it looks as if as if it was completed yesterday. Yet the last time it was touched by a human was probably about six thousand or more years ago.
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