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Thebes Points

Also called Archaic Bevel

Blade edges straight to slightly excurvate, sometimes ending in barbed shoulders

Blade edges resharpened by beveling, sharpened by striking off flakes from one side only, giving the blade a rhomboidal cross section

Shoulders prominent, often exhibiting barbs

Base strongly corner- or side-notched

Basal edge flared or straight and heavily ground

Likely functioned as knives

Size: 2 to 4½ inches

Early Archaic: ca. 8000-6000 BC

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