This Solutrean shouldered point was collected at Fumel, a site that is located in the Garrone River Valley of southwestern France. These projectile points were developed late in the Solutrean period. They demonstrate a very efficient use of core and blade technology. This point was made from a blade that was struck from a prepared core then trimmed into its present shape by pressure flaking along the edges and one side. These points were probably once hafted onto the tips of spears or darts and propelled through the air with the use of a spear thrower. This point was made from a very high quality semi-translucent honey colored chert. It measures 2 7/8 inches (7.3) long and 3/16 inch (.5 cm) thick.