The first Ohioans also made shorter, stemmed points with slightly indented (or weak) shoulders. The narrower stem and the angle of the shoulders kept the point in place on its shaft. While these tools often lack the fine quality of lanceolate points, they no doubt worked. In some respects, the stemmed point design and the fine workmanship of the lanceolate points were continued by the later Archaic people. This suggests a gradual shift from one culture to the other.
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