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.
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.