Scallorn Point

Chapman (1980:312) notes that Scallorn points are found in all regions of Missouri. This artifact type is a stemmed arrowpoint with small, sharp barbs. Chapman notes that length ranges from 20 to 57 mm with the average of 25 to 35 mm. Chapman associates Scallorn points with the Late Woodland Period (AD 400 - 900) and Mississippi Period (AD 900 - 1400). Morrow (1984) does not list Scallorn points in Iowa. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:25) note two radiocarbon dates associated with Scallorn points in Southwest Missouri: AD 750 +/- 50 at the Prospect Spring Site (23GR711) and AD 770 +/-60 at the Wild Greens Site (23DG141).

Scallorn point from the Prospect Spring Site (23GR711) and Thomas Sappington House (23SL2392).

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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