Rice Lobed Point

Chapman (1975:254) notes that Rice Lobed points are found in Northeast, Northwest and Southeast Missouri. The diagnostic feature of this artifact is the fact that it is corner notched with prominent lobes. Chapman notes that length ranges from 40 to 125 mm and thickness is typically 50 to 70 mm. DeRegnaucourt (1991: 84 - 88) notes that this artifact type is found in the western Ohio and summarizes measurements from twenty-two specimens: Length = 33 to 67 mm, width = 23 to 37 mm, thickness = 6 to 9 mm and weight = 3.8 to 19.5 grams. The age of this artifact type dates from 7500 to 5000 BC. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:56) notes that Rice Lobed points are associated with a radiocarbon date of 6460 BC +/-245 at Albertson shelter in Arkansas.

Rice Lobed point from the Creighton Site (23GR117).







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.

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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