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Fluted Points in Mesoamerica and the Isthmus: A Reply to Rovner

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Warwick Bray*
Institute of Archaeology, University of London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H OPY, England


Contrary to Rovner's assertion, an account by Francisco Ximénez in 1772 most probably refers to a fluted point, though other interpretations are possible. Surface finds admittedly have limitations, and it is possible that some individual specimens were made on flakes or blades rather than prepared blanks; nevertheless there seems to be a relationship between Isthmian points and paleo-Indian forms from North and South America.

Copyright © Society for American Archaeology 1980

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