Rice Side Notched Point

Chapman (1980:311) notes that Rice Side Notched points are found throughout Missouri. This artifact type has a very shallow side notches. Chapman notes that length ranges from 33 to 80 mm; thickness ranges from 4 to 6 mm. Chapman associates Rice Side Notched points most commonly with the Late Woodland Period (AD 400 - 900) but occur as early as the Late Archaic Period (3000 - 1000 BC) and continued as late as the Mississippi Period (AD 900 - 1400). Morrow (1984:38) does not list Rice Side Notched as a diagnostic point type in Iowa. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:33) cite radiocarbon dates associated with this point type of AD 280, AD 500 and AD 740.

Rice side notched point from Mauss Rockshelter - 23CM1120....Rice Side Notched point (resharpened) from Hay Cave (23SN1)









Chapman, Carl
1980 The Archaeology of Missouri, 2. 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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