Archaic - Woodland Period, 8000 B.C. - A.D. 1200
Gallatin County, Illinois [largest]
Shawnee River Bridge, Kentucky [second largest]
lot of 5, largest 2-1/4 in.
Personal find by Art Gerber; Found on a ridge near Shawnee River Bridge 9-6-82.
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