Osceola Point

Chapman (1975:179 -180) briefly discusses Osceola points, but does not include this point type in his discussion of "types" found in Missouri. Another term for this projectile point type is Raddatz. This can partly be based upon the fact that type of side-notched points are uncommon, but have been found in Northeast Missouri. Bell (1958:68 - 69) reports that the length ranges from 3 to 9 inches (75 to 225 mm) with most specimens being 4 to 5 inches (100 to 125 mm). Morrow (1984:56) notes that Osceola points found in eastern Iowa and estimates the age of this tool type from 5000 to 3000 BC.

Osceola point from the Hayden site (23SL36).




Bell, Robert E.
1958 Guide to the identification of certain American Projectile Points, 1. Oklahoma Anthropological Society.

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.

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