This replica Snyderss point was made from Wyandotte chert by flintknapper Tim Dillard in ca. 2002.
The model is one of Dillard’s Snyders point replicas, made from Wyandotte chert from Indiana. Snyders points were made during the Middle Woodland period in the Eastern Woodlands in North America.
The replica is held in the Michigan State University Museum, Archaeology Teaching Collection, catalogue no. 2002:226.14.
Tim Dillard is a contemporary flintknapper based in Illinois who learned the art when he was about 12 years old. He is experienced at making a diverse array of bifacial stone tools from the North American archaeological record, using a variety of techniques and methods. Rather than relying on copper, he uses exclusively ‘traditional’ tools such as hammerstones, antler percussion flakers (called ‘billets’), and antler pressure flakers. Dillard is the principal instructor at the Center for American Archeology’s week-long Flintknapping Workshop, in Kampsville, Illinois. A recent review concluded that this workshop is the best venue available for receiving instruction in all-traditional methods and techniques for making North American-style bifacial tools.