By Robert F. Boszhardt

ISBN-10: 0877458707

ISBN-13: 9780877458708

ISBN-10: 1587294419

ISBN-13: 9781587294419

To be had December 2003 the most typical relics of the 12,000-year occupancy of the higher Mississippi River Valley could be the chipped stone projectile issues that local americans fixed to the ends in their spears, darts, and arrow shafts. this beneficial consultant presents a key to deciding on some of the forms of issues came across alongside the higher Mississippi River within the Driftless quarter stretching approximately from Dubuque, Iowa, to pink Wing, Minnesota, yet framed inside a a little higher zone extending from the Rock Island Rapids on the smooth Moline-Rock Island region to the Falls of St. Anthony at Minneapolis-St. Paul. Logging tens of millions of miles and vacationing deepest creditors from all walks of existence due to the fact that 1982, Robert Boszhardt has documented millions of projectile issues present in this area. as well as drawings of every kind, he offers different approved names in addition to names of comparable issues, age, distribution, an outline (including size and width), fabric, and references for every style. The consultant is intended for the numerous avocational archaeologists who gather projectile issues within the top Midwest and may be an invaluable reference software for pro box archaeologists in addition. Emphasizing the protection of websites in addition to a mutual alternate of knowledge among specialist and avocational archaeologists, this advisor will show projectile issues as clues to the prior, time markers which include the most important information regarding the cultures of the Mississippi River Valley's early population.

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R e c t o r u n n i n g f o o t | 45 Middle Archaic Stemmed and Side-Notched Points Matanzas 1 cm 3 Matanzas points are named after the West Matanzas site in the central Illinois River valley. Helton, Fishspear, Brunswick. Nearly 250 Matanzas points were found in Helton phase levels at the deeply stratified Koster site in western Illinois, and the type was subdivided into several varieties: Modal, Deep Side-Notched, Faint Side-Notched, Flared Stemmed, Straight Stemmed. The Faint Side-Notched variety may resemble Price Stemmed and Chesrow points, but the base is generally straight as opposed to concave.

A Gainey/Barnes (Parkhill)/Crowfield sequence has been inferred on the basis of site assemblages in the Great Lakes region, although dating is based largely on association with abandoned Great Lakes shorelines. Because the Upper Mississippi Valley is on the eastern margins of the Plains and a relatively short distance from the Great Lakes, it is not surprising that both Plains and eastern fluted point types are reported for this region. Stoltman for instance reclassified fluted points from the Boaz and Withington sites in the Driftless Area as belonging to the Gainey complex.

Distribution: Found throughout the Midwest. These points are medium-size side-notched spear tips. Blades are triangular to parallel sided, with Osceola predominantly parallel, and converge sharply at the tip. Notches are moderate in size and tend to be U-shaped, inserted at right angles to the blade. Basal ears tend to line up with the blade edges. Bases are slightly concave to straight and are sometimes ground (usually on concave bases). Concave forms tend to be larger and are probably an early variant, having evolved from Early Archaic notched forms.

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