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Quick Guide to Indian Artifacts


NH Indian Archaeology
Prehistoric Artifacts / First Row

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Stone gouges are presumed to be woodworking tools made between 8,000 and 3,500 BP (Before Present). Along with stone adzes, they may have been used to build dugout canoes, fish weir stakes and other wooden structures.

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Axes like this full grooved version are another woodworking tool of the Archaic Period from around 7,000 to 3,500 years ago.

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Spearheads and dart points were used before the invention of the bow and arrow. This form is called a "Neville Point," and was first identified by archeologists at the Neville site in Manchester, NH. It dates from 7,000- 8,000 years BP. (Before Present).

Illustrations by William Fowler courtesy of the Massachusetts Archeological Society, Inc..Indian Artifact Guide by SeacoastNH.com

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