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Miller lanceolate speartip and other artifacts from the Meadowcroft Rockshelter in Washington County, PA.
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Miller lanceolate speartip, Meadowcroft.

Credit: Dr. J. M. Adovasio, Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute.

The Miller lanceolate speartip, named in honor of Albert Miller, who discovered the Meadowcroft Rockshelter site, was found in a soil layer that dates to the period 17,000-9,000 BC. Unlike many Clovis-style spearpoints, the Miller example is not fluted. Its careful flaking, however, exhibits a high degree of craftsmanship. The point's discovery demonstrates that early Paleo-Indians made both fluted and unfluted points.

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