|Title:||Display Box; Native American Stone Artifacts, Bonneauville PA.|
This stone projectile points in this display box are in various stages of imperfection. They were found in the 1970's and 1980's by Karl Orndorff. Directly beneath the house at 4C Locust St. in Bonneauville there was once a natural, fresh water spring. When Michael Keller and then Larry and Albert McMaster plowed the surrounding fields (then the Agnes Storm property), the stone points came to the surface. The largest piece is a Rhyolite "blank" (originally from the famous South Mountain mines). The blanks were chipped to near shape at the mountain quarry so that excess weight did not have to be carried long distances.
These pieces are made from rhyolite, quartz and trap rock, all of which are native materials from in or near Adams County. The condition of the pieces indicates that they were broken during production and discarded. Thus the Native Americans would have had an encampment or small village at 4C Locust St. in Bonneauville. Several other village sites can be found around the town.
|Acquired from:||Mother Earth|