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Paleoindian Spearhead

This rare Late Paleoindian spearhead dates to the period immediately following the Ice Age. The point was found in 1980 in the Concord River by a Concord resident and his young daughter. It most likely snapped from its shaft when the spear was thrust downward to catch a large fish, such as salmon.

about 8500 BCE
Concord area
Gray quartzite
Gifted by:
Al Robichaud (2007) 2007.253