LATE STAGE DALTON
FLUTED PREFORM

HOWARD COUNTY, MISSOURI
PRIVATE COLLECTION
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    This broken base of a late stage Dalton preform was found
by Bruce Arnett, near Boonville, Missouri in Howard County.
Itís important because it relates to fluting technology and
illustrates that some Dalton points were fluted.
    This Dalton point was broken when it was struck on the base
in an attempt to drive off a long narrow channel flake. Instead
of thinning the base by fracturing off the surface, the flute flake
dove or plunged downward causing the point to break apart.
The remnant of a prepared striking platform is clearly evident
on the base.
    This Dalton point base is made of good quality white chert
and measures 1 5/8 inches (4.1 cm) long, 1 1/8 inch (2.8 cm)
wide and 1/4 of an inch (6 mm) thick.

Late stage Dalton prefom base broken from fluting.

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