First Yellowstone Lake Fluted Point Discovered

48YE1578 FS 3 fluted point vs SLS GoshenDuring archaeological fieldwork in 2013, the University of Montana archaeology crew recovered an obsidian fluted point on the South Shore of Yellowstone Lake. The point was produced from Teton Pass obsidian found near Jackson, Wyoming. Here is a photograph of the fluted point, which has attributes of both Clovis and Folsom points.
Another Paleoindian point was recovered by UM in 2013 along the Lewis River. While hard to define to type, this obsidian lanceolate point has attributes of Goshen as well as a few Late Paleoindian types. The obsidian source for this point was also Teton Pass, Wyoming.
Please contact Doug MacDonald for more information: douglas.macdonald@umontana.edu

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