Reed Point

Chapman (1980:311) notes that Reed points are found in Southwest Missouri and the St. Louis area. This artifact type is an arrowpoint with side notches, but not notched on the base. Chapman notes that length ranges from 14 to 30 mm; thickness is less than 2 mm. Chapman associates Reed points with the Mississippi Period from AD 900 to 1400. Morrow (1984:82) observed that Reed points are common in Iowa. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:32) note that Scallorn points are more common in Southwest Missouri than Reed points.

Reed point from the Bridgeton site (23SL442)............................Reed point from the Prospect Site (23GR711)

Chapman, Carl
1980 The Archaeology of Missouri, 2. 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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