This broken base of a Dalton point was found by Bruce Arnett, near
Boonville, Missouri in Howard County. Itís important because it
relates to fluting technology and illustrates that some Dalton points
were fluted. This fairly rare specimen exhibits a break pattern that is
not commonly associated with projectile points from the Early Archaic
period. It was discarded after it was broken during manufacture. This
same fracturing mistake is more commonly seen on stone tool
manufacturing sites that date to the Paleo-Indian period.