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This wonderful example of an Archaic period knife was made in obsidian volcanic glass. It measures about 5 inches long(132mms) and 57mm wide, and it still has the sharp edges intact with only a small nick on one side. It was found during the 1950's in Warner Valley, Lake County, Oregon. This type of knife dates to around 5 to 8,000 years ago, and shows some of the finest notching skills achieved during the period. This authentic point was sent to Occpaleo for molding and casting in 2019, so it could serve as study/reference piece for archaeologists and collectors as an example of notching techniques during the North American Archaic Period.   (COA Stermer Western Typology 2005) cast copyright Occpaleo 2019

Archaic Northern Side Notched Knife

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