Beaver Lake – Projectile Point The Buffalo River is the longest unimpounded river in Middle Tennessee in the United States, flowing 125 miles (201 km) through the southern and western portions of that region.
This point is a medium to large auriculate lanceolate. The cross section is primarily elliptical, but may occasionally be seen with a median ridge on one or both sides. The blade is outward recurvate narrowing at the waist and flaring out at the towards the base.
The Beaver Lake point is a projectile point of the Paleoindian period. Archaeologists have related this point to the Dalton Tradition and to the Simpson point. Beaver Lake points are lanceolate, narrow, and side-notched. They are 4.1 to 5.1 cm long, 1.7 to 2.1 cm wide, and 0.4 to 0.5 cm thick. Beaver Lake points are found in the Ohio and Tennessee river valleys and to a lesser extend in adjacent areas and much of the Southeastern United States