Cumberland Paleo Insight COA This point is very cool it had to be a young knapper flute on one side is centered runs half way pretty good the on the other he got it to run three quartets of the way runs to one side still Supper Cool point Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:
This is a medium to large fluted articulated lanceolate point. The cross section is flattened where the flute is present and elliptical above the flute. The point seems to have a median ridge before it is fluted as can be seen on the un-fluted portion of the tip, when the flute does not extend the full face. The blade has and outward recurvate shape due to a constrictive waist at the hafting area. The blade expands out from the waist forming articulates or ears. The base is concave and may have grinding that extends 1/3 or more the length of the point. The base has short flakes created by removal of the fluting platform using pressure flaking. Both faces have a long flake(s) or flute(s) that extends from 1/3 to the entire blade face. Un-fluted examples would not be considered a classic Cumberland point. This point has collateral flaking pattern.
Size Measurements: Length – 35 to 105 mm Width – 15 to 25 mm Thickness – 3.5 to 8 mm Basal Width – 14 to 20 mm Basal Concavity – 2 to 6 mm Point Validity: Valid Type
Lewis was a prominent anthropologist and professor at the University of Tennessee. He was instrumental in the formation of the Tennessee Archaeological Society and Tennessee Archaeologist journal where he served as editor. This type was named in a professional publication and has professional references. This is considered a valid type.