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fishtail point


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Distinctive bifacially worked chipped stone point with an outline rather like the shape of a fish; the basal tang or stem represents the tail of the fish. Widely found in South America in the period 11 000–8000 bc, this kind of implement has certain affinities with the Clovis points of North America and represents the Palaeo‐Indian stage in South America.

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