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A rare and very large example of a Parman point, from Crump Lake, Lake County, Oregon.  The original was sent here for molding and casting, so that it could be used for reference and teaching collections of the Western Stemmed point types.  It was made in obsidian volcanic glass, and measures 7 and 9/16ths long, and 2 and 3/8th wide.  Parmans are part of the Western Stemmed groupings of the northern section of the Great Basin.  This large example fits along with many of the new findings and dates in the Great Basin area, pushing related Western Stemmed varieties(Haskett) into the Paleoindian Period.  The classic type dates to the early Archaic, dating around 7 to 10,000 years ago.   This extraordinary example was found in the 1960s at Crump Lake, and later in the 1970's the type was named by archaeologist Thomas Layton, and it is considered related to other types from the Great Basin such as Cougar Mountain and Hasketts.   Cast copyright Occpaleo 2023

Parman Point Cast

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