SHARK TOOTH EFFIGY
The three points pictured above were surface collected
several years ago on sites in southern Illinois and Missouri.
They seem to relate to Cahokia style artifacts. They may
have been used as side blades that were mounted on the
edges of club like weapons made of wood. Two of them
are similar to the ones found by Greg Perino at Cahokia
in 1948 that were attached to a wooden handle. The damaged
example in the center has been darkened and possibly broken
from fire. It was found in the Cahokia area. The complete
point on the left is reported to have been found in southern
blade that looks very similar in outline to that of a shark tooth.
Although, it's not exactly like other examples that have been
found at Cahokia and the stem has the look of a much older
point from the Woodland period. It still may have served
as a side blade on some type weapon. It was found in the
Cahokia Mounds area.