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By Robert F. Boszhardt

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 mounted to the ends in their spears, darts, and arrow shafts. this helpful advisor offers a key to choosing some of the forms of issues came upon alongside the higher Mississippi River within the Driftless sector stretching approximately from Dubuque, Iowa, to pink Wing, Minnesota, yet framed inside of a a little higher sector extending from the Rock Island Rapids on the glossy Moline-Rock Island sector to the Falls of St. Anthony at Minneapolis-St. Paul. Logging tens of hundreds of thousands of miles and vacationing inner most creditors from all walks of lifestyles in view that 1982, Robert Boszhardt has documented millions of projectile issues present in this quarter. as well as drawings of every variety, he presents different approved names in addition to names of similar issues, age, distribution, an outline (including size and width), fabric, and references for every kind. The advisor is intended for the various avocational archaeologists who acquire projectile issues within the top Midwest and should be an invaluable reference software for pro box archaeologists to boot. Emphasizing the renovation of web sites in addition to a mutual trade of data among expert and avocational archaeologists, this consultant will display projectile issues as clues to the earlier, time markers which include the most important information regarding the cultures of the Mississippi River Valley's early population.

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32 | l a t e pa l e o l a n c e o l a t e p o i n t s Hi-Lo/ Price Stemmed/ Chesrow 1 cm 3 Hi-Lo points are named for the Hi-Lo site in western Michigan. Price Stemmed points are named after the Price III site in southwestern Wisconsin. Chesrow points are named after the Chesrow complex in southeastern Wisconsin. One Hi-Lo style variant is described as being relatively short and having expanding sides with basal thinning rather than fluting. Hi-Lo points, along with similar Price Stemmed and some Chesrow points, are probably local variants of Quad points from Michigan, southwestern Wisconsin, and southeastern Wisconsin, respectively.

Material: Boszhardt 1998a, 1991; Deller and Ellis 1984; Ellis and Deller 1986; Florin 1996; Mason 1962, 1997; Palmer and Stoltman 1976; Roosa and Deller 1982; Simons et al. 1984; Stoltman 1991; Wright and Roosa 1966. references: 18 | e a r ly pa l e o f l u t e d s p e a r p o i n t s Late Paleo Lanceolate Points Plainview 1 cm 3 Plainview points are named for a series of at least twenty-eight unfluted concavebase lanceolate spear tips found with Bison antiquus remains along Running Water Draw near the town of Plainview, in northern Texas.

1999; Ellis and Deller 1982; Fitting 1963, 1970; Florin 1996; Freeman 1966; Halsey 1974b, 1976; Mason 1997; Overstreet 1993; Sodey 1954; Stoltman 1991. 34 | l a t e pa l e o l a n c e o l a t e p o i n t s Early Archaic Stemmed and Corner-Notched Points Hardin Barbed 1 cm 3 This medium-large spear-knife tip was first recognized as a distinct form in the central Mississippi Valley. The type site is the Godar site, near the town of Hardin in Calhoun County, Illinois. The Hardin Barbed type may have derived from the Scottsbluff type and is related to Thebes and St.

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