Hidden Valley Point

Chapman (1975:250) notes that Hidden Valley points are found in Southeast Riverine region and the Ozark Highlands. The diagnostic feature of this artifact is the fact that it is a large, contracting stemmed form. Chapman notes that length ranges from 90 to 200 mm; thickness is typically 8 to 10 mm. Morrow (1984:50) notes that Hidden Valley points are known from Eastern Iowa. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:51) note that there are multiple radiocarbon dates associated with Hidden Valley points found at the Big Eddy site; those dates range from 8000 to 7000 BC.

Hidden Valley type points from Hidden Valley Rockshelter, 23JS7.



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

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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