Cumberland is one of four different point types that were generally
fluted from the base to the tip of the point like Folsom, Barnes and
Crowfield points. All of these points except for Folsom are found east of
the Mississippi River. The majority of Cumberland point discoveries have
been random finds and rarely have they been found during a scientific
This Cumberland point was found in Colbert County, Alabama by Bob Lacks in
1963 and is one of the best examples for this point type ever found. It
was discovered eroding out of a yellow-brown clay bank approximately six
feet below ground level.
These three Cumberland points were found in Kentucky and are in private collections. The two on the left are casts. The point on the left is cast number P-3.
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