This artifact is projectile point made from oolitic Prairie du Chien chert; a stone found in the area around Fort Snelling. The point has shallow notches with a concave base and exhibits grinding along the "ears" at the corners. It has undergone considerable resharpening and was originally larger. The style is similar to others dating to about 6000 - 800 BC (Archaic period). Archaeologists recovered it in 1973-1974 while digging under a portion of the original Fort Snelling Hospital Building that did not have a basement.
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Prairie du Chien chert
Found at: Fort Snelling Hospital, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
|Provenience||Horizontal–Excavation Unit 15N/105W east of partition wallVertical–797.3-796.9 feet|
356.256.8 (Accession Number)