This Dickson point was found by a Mr. Dobberstien
in 1950 while he was working for a dredging company.
He found it north of Peoria, Illinois on the
bank of the
example ever found in Illinois because of it's beautiful
colorful and skillful
flaking. This Dickson point measures
It also measures less than 1/4 inch (6mm) thick. It's been
known as the "Edwards" Dickson after Don Edwards who
once owned it a few years ago.
on the enlarged image, is that both edges of the stem were
trimmed with burin flake removals. For some reason, this
rarely used flake removal technique (at least it's rare in this
region of the world) was used to flatten the stem edges,
instead of leaving them with an edge like most Dickson points.