Ramah Chert Projectile Point

Ramah Chert Projectile Point
Many of Labrador's prehistoric peoples made tools from Ramah chert. The stone was particularly useful for the manufacture of cutting and hunting implements because it was brittle and could be broken into sharp-edged flakes with relative ease. The point shown here was found at the Port aux Choix site in western Newfoundland. This piece dates from ca. 2800 - 1350 BP.

From the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador. Coll. No. EeBi-1: T121B. Reproduced by permission of the Provincial Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador, © 2002.

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