Chapman (1975:246) notes that Etley points are found in Northeast and Northwest Missouri; subsequent research has also found examples in the Ozarks. This artifact type has pronounced shoulders or barbs and has a very long blade. Chapman notes that length ranges from 130 to 250 mm with the average of 175 mm. Bell (1960:36-37) cites measurements from 5 to 9 inches (130 to 230 mm) in length with an average of 6 inches (150 mm). Chapman associates Etley points with the Late Archaic Period from 3000 to 1000 BC; Bell (1960:36) suggests a date from 2000 to 500 BC. Morrow (1984:47) observed that Etley points in Iowa range from 80 to 200 mm in length; notes that Etley points are rare in Iowa.
Etley point from the Hayden Site, 23SL36.
Bell, Robert E.
Guide to the identification of certain American Indian Projectile Points, 2. Oklahoma Anthropological Society.
1975 The Archaeology of Missouri, I. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.
1984 Iowa Projectile Points. Office of the Iowa State Archaeologist, Iowa City.
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