Several Late Archaic Montell points indicate a type of use and reworking which reduced them vertically, rather than laterally, as in the case of the Pedernales "knives" shown above. Projectile points often show impact or snap fractures (including missing tips), caused by striking an object (such as an animal), which removed the tips. After such incidents, hunters reworked points to create a new tip, but reduced the overall size in the process.
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