Adena Spear Points
The spear points of the Adena culture typically are long, leaf-shaped points with a rounded stem (sometimes called "beavertail points"). Adena points with narrow leaf-shaped blades may be older than larger Adena points with wider leaf-shaped blades and straighter stems that are known as Robbins points. The stem would have allowed the points to be inserted into a bone or wooden socket to attach it to a spear shaft. Adena points also could have been fastened to a short handle to serve as a knife.
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