Scottsbluff Point

Chapman (1975) briefly discusses Scottsbluff points, but does not include this point type in his discussion of "types" found in Missouri. This is because this point type is very uncommon in Missouri. Bell (1958:86 - 87) reports that the length ranges from 2 to 5 inches (50 to 130 mm) with most specimens being 3 to 4 inches (75 to 100 mm). Morrow (1984:36) notes that Scottsbluff points are very rare in Iowa and estimates the age of this tool type from 7500 to 5000 BC. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:60) note that a distal end of a Scottsbluff point at the Big Eddy Site (23CE426) was associated with a radiocarbon date of 7550 - 6550 BC.

Scottsbluff point from the Montgomery site (23CE261).

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.

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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