Susquehanna Broad Point

Susquehanna Broad Point
Susquehanna Broad point (3,700 - 2,700 B.P.) with straight sides and a flat base and a broken tip and shoulder; Made of a heavily patinated flint.
The Wampanoag and other Indigenous groups developed long-distance trade networks that passed raw materials and other goods to regions where they could not be found. Many of these trade networks utilized waterways for travel because they are more efficient than over-land travel. Some of the goods that were traded included shells, furs, and foodstuffs, but these do not preserve in the archaeological record. Stones, however, do preserve, so some of the oldest material examples we have of these trade networks are stone tools, points, and the debitage created when making a flaked stone tool. The Susquehanna Broad point shown here is made from chert, which is not found naturally in New England. At the Eel River site, there are examples of stone tools and flakes that are made of rhyolite, jasper, and chert, all of which would have been imported into the region from as far away as the Great Lakes.
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Stone, Chert
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