The gar scales pictured here were found in 1929
by Chuck Adams near St. Louis, Missouri on a bank
of the Meramec River. All thirteen gar scales were
found together in a cache and in association with
a burial. There's no way of proving that these
particular scales were once hafted onto arrow shafts.
But since they were found in association with a burial
they must have had a some type of useful purpose
to that individual. In fact one of the scales does seem
to have been altered slightly by grinding two edges
measures 1 1/8 inches (2.8 cm) long.