Indiana 3,000 B.C.- Maritime Archaic Slate Points Discovered in Northern Indiana

Indiana 3,000 B.C. Maritime Archaic Slate Points Discovered in Northern Indiana



The slate points on the left are from Maine and were illustrated in The Lost Red Paint People of Maine, 1930 by Walter Brown Smith. To the right are identical slate points found in Dekalb County, Indiana and photographed by Cameron Parks

     Mark Schurr, from Indiana University did an archaeological survey of Lagrange County and concluded that prior to 1,500 B.C. the cultural influence of the county was from the northeast and also diagrammed a few Brewerton points. In another paper entitled “Slate Artifacts from Dekalb County, Indiana,” submitted to the Indiana Historical Society by Cameron Parks who was a local collector of artifacts in Northeast Indiana. Parks photographed several of the slate points and realized that they were identical to points that are found in the northeast and found with the Maritime people.