Nebo Hill Lanceolate Point

Chapman (1975:251) notes that Nebo Hill Lanceolate points are found in Northwest Missouri and the East half of Northeast Missouri. The diagnostic feature of this artifact is the fact that it is a long, narrow point. Chapman notes that length ranges from 50 to 100 mm. Perino (1968:60) notes that Nebo Hill points date to 5000 BC, and Chapman suggests a date range from 6000 to 2000. Excavation at the site before highway construction was able to narrow the date range to the Late Archaic Period (3000 to 1000 BC).

Nebo Hill point from the Nebo Hill site (23CL11).

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.

Perino, Gregory
1968 Guide to the identification of certain American Indian Projectile Points, 3. Oklahoma Anthropological Society.

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