Prospect Spring (23GR711)


Late Woodland and Mississippian Period diagnostic projectile points.

Reed arrow point from Test Unit 8, debris bag 4. Level 3 (20 to 30 cm below the surface). Length = 23.7 mm, width = 11.3 mm, thickness = 2.4 mm and weight = 0.7 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 20M).



Reed arrow point from Test Unit 8, debris bag 4. Level 3 (20 to 30 cm below the surface). Length = 14.7 mm, width = 10. mm, thickness = 2.5 mm and weight = 0.4 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 20N).



Crisp ovate arrow point from Test Unit 4, debris bag 12. Level 6 (50 to 60 cm below the surface). Length = 25.7 mm, width = 11.8 mm, thickness = 3.4 mm, and weight = 1.2 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 20C.



Crisp ovate arrow point from Test Unit 8, debris bag 1. Length = 29.8 mm, width = 15.0 mm, thickness = 3.9 mm and weight = 1.9 grams.



Bonham arrow point from Test Unit 18, debris bag 8. Level 5 (40 to 50 cm below the surface). Length = 31.2 mm, width = 13.8 mm, thickness = 3.5 mm, and weight = 1.0 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 20D).



Scallorn arrow point from Test Unit 5, debris bag 2. Level 2 (10 to 20 cm below the surface). Length = 19.3 mm, width = 11.5 mm, thickness = 3.5 mm and weight = 0.7 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 2OL).



Scallorn arrow point from Test Unit 8, debris bag 10. Level 5 (40 to 50 cm below the surface) Length = 22.7 mm, width = 12.5 mm, thickness = 3.9 mm and weight = 0.9 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 20K).



Heavily resharpened Scallorn arrow point from Test Unit 8, debris bag 8. Level 4 (30 to 40 cm below the surface). Length = 12.9 mm, width = 9.7 mm, thickness = 4.3 mm and weight = 0.4 grams.



Haskell arrow point from Test Unit 5, debris bag 1. Level 1 (0 - 10 cm below the surface). Length = 33.9 mm, width = 12.2 mm, thickness = 4.2 mm and weight = 1.4 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 20A).



Haskell arrow point from Test Unit 18, debris bag 9. Level 5 (40 to 50 cm below the surface). Length = 16.8 mm, width = 14.5 mm, thickness = 3.2 mm and weight = 0.8 grams.



Kings Corner Notched from Test Unit 4, debris bag 15. Piece plot 4; Level 6 (50 to 60 cm. below the surface. Length = 58.2 mm, width = 27.0 mm, thickness = 7.2 mm and weight = 10.6 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 21A).

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Exhausted, resharpened Langtry point from Test Unit 8, debris bag 15. Level 6 (50 to 60 cm below the surface). Length = 33.6 mm, width = 21.3 mm, thickness = 6.6 mm, and weight = 5.5 grams.



Burkett point from Test Unit 4, debris bag 14. Piece plot number 5. Level 8 (70 to 80 cm. below the surface). Length = 70.4 mm, width = 39.1 mm, thickness = 13.8 mm and weight = 24.6 grams. Published in the CRM report by Moffat, Hajic and Booth (2013: Figure 21F)

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Moffat, Charles R., Edwin Hajic and Don Booth.
2013 Phase Three Data Recovery at Prospect Spring Site (24GR711). SCI Engineering - O'Fallon, Illinois.


Thank you to Don Booth for making the diagnostic artifacts available for study and photography. STLCC students in Field Methods of Archaeology assisted in measuring and describing the artifacts. Special thanks to Ettus Hiatt for assistance in editing the website text.
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