KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, INDIANA
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This Folsom point was found sometime in the early
1990ís by Alex Valentine in Kosciusko County, Indiana. It represents a
rare example of an eastern style Folsom point. It was found on a Late
Paleo Holcombe site that has produced well over a hundred small fluted
Although this point was found on a Holcombe site it does not appear
to relate to that type of fluted point. It more closely resembles some
Folsom points that are found farther to the west. Holcombe points have
convex sides and are usually fluted less than half their length. They
are also described as being fluted on one side only in over half them.
This point has parallel sides and itís fluted to the tip on both sides.
It also retains a remnant of the striking platform, a trait that has
been observed on many Folsom points.
This Folsom point is made of Attica chert and it measures 1 ĺ
inches (4.4 cm) long. Before this cast was molded from the original
point, one ear was restored.