Hardin Barbed Point

Chapman (1975:246) notes that Hardin Barbed points are found most frequently near the junction of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. This artifact type is a stemmed form with small, sharp barbs. Chapman notes that length ranges from 50 to 135 mm with the average of 75 to 80 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). DeRegnaucourt (1991:74 - 78) notes that this artifact type is found in Ohio and summarizes measurements from six specimens: Length = 35 to 71 mm, width = 24 to 32 mm, thickness = 5 to 8 mm and weight = 2.7 to 14.7 grams. Chapman associates Hardin Barbed points with the Early Archaic Period from 8000 to 5000 BC. Morrow (1984:38) observed that Hardin Barbed points are common in Eastern Iowa. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:50) note that Hardin points are rare in southwest Missouri.

Hardin barbed point from the W. Chapman Site (23PK40).





Chapman, Carl
1975 The Archaeology of Missouri, I. University of Missouri Press, Columbia.

DeRegnaucourt, Tony
1991 A Field Guide to the Prehistoric Point Types of Indiana and Ohio. Upper Miami Valley Archaeological Research Museum, Ansonia, Ohio.

Morrow, Toby
1984 Iowa Projectile Points. Office of the Iowa State Archaeologist, Iowa City.

Sandstrom, Carl B., and Jack H. Ray
2004 A Point Identification Guide for Southwest Missouri. Ozarks Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society, Springfield.

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