This Folsom point was found in 1977 on a southwestern
Missouri farm in Barry County. It represents a “classic” example of a
fairly rare, complete example, of this Late Paleo projectile point form.
This Folsom point was found at what is generally considered the eastern
area of distribution. The majority of all Folsom points and sites have
been found in the Plains states from Texas to Canada and from the Rocky
Mountains to Kansas and Oklahoma. In comparison, very few examples have
been found east of the Mississippi River.
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This picture shows three views of the original Folsom point. One ear and part of one edge has been restored. This Folsom point is made of local chert from southwest Missouri. It measures 2 1/4 inches (5.7 cm) long, 7/8 inch (2.2 cm) wide and 7/32 inch (5 mm) thick.