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The corner-tang biface is a relatively rare biface with a notch in the corner. While its function is unknown, it is possible that it may have been used as a knife, or for ritual or ceremonial purposes.Click here to view this item in 3D!

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The spud, also known as a spatula or stemmed axe, is believed to be ceremonial, due to the lack of wear or signs indicating it would have been used for laborious tasks.Click here to view this item in 3D!

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A collection of small projectile points.
The use or function of these projectile points is unknown, though some researchers suggest they may be for hunting small prey.

This item is likely a Bristol Biface, typically found in east and Southeast Texas. It is linked to the Late to Transitional Archaic period. While it resembles a scraper, its true function is unknown.Click here to view this item in 3D!
The clay pipe appears in the North American context as early as 1537, with production continuing into the 1900s. In the 18th and 19th centuries, these pipes were commonly produced in the eastern U.S. and have a large bowl with a short stem. While…
Clovis points are fluted projectile points associated with New World Clovis culture. The Clovis people were likely the earliest settlers of North America, and the precision with which they made these points suggest advanced crafting skills. Notably,…
A metallic projectile point, introduced after European contact. These points are associated with various forts and fort trading, and plains Native Americans. In Texas, these items have been associated with Mission Indians in south and central…
The thunderbird effigy, sometimes referred to as eagle effigy, is considered to be a fake and modern creation by most archaeologists. There are some examples of real thunderbirds associated with the Mandan culture dating to about 1000 A.D. to 1500…
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