While I'm out on my bike looking at leaves I'm not always looking up or riding. As I was walking along inspecting some bare ground my eye instantly recognized a familiar shape. I reached for the primitive stone weapon and nearly plucked it from it's rain worn perch before I remembered I had my camera. The next two pictures show the point in it's undisturbed position as I found it. The first photograph shows the edge of a small gully formed by rain runoff. The point rests on the edge atop a pillar of dirt shaped like the point itself.
|An interesting effect of erosion|
The second photograph was taken looking straight down. The lip of the gully is just discernible at about midpoint in the frame. The bottom of the gully (top of frame) is slightly out of focus.
This awesome find was expertly knapped from flint mined by prehistoric Native Americans in Coshocton County about 70 miles away from where I found the point in Crawford County. This fact shows the wide distribution of the dark gray flint stone. Even though the point has suffered some damage over the years it's still a great example of an "Ohio Blue".