Snyders Point

Chapman (1980:312) notes that Snyders points are found in all portions of Missouri, but with the greatest frequency in the Northeast region. This artifact type is a large, broad-bladed, corner notched blade with expanding stem and convex base. Chapman notes that length ranges from 50 to 150 mm with the average of 70 to 80 mm. DeRegnaucourt (1991:229 - 233) notes that this artifact type is found in Ohio and summarizes measurements from ninteen specimens: Length = 42 to 75mm, width = 31 to 52 mm, thickness = 6 to 12 mm and weight = 8.2 to 37.3 grams. Chapman associates Snyders points with the Middle Woodland Period (from 500 BC to AD 400) though examples appear as early as the Late Archaic Period (3000 - 1000 BC). Morrow (1984:38) observed that Snyder points are common in the eastern-third of Iowa. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:26) note that Snyders points are widely scattered but uncommon in the Ozark region of Missouri.

Synders point from Creve Couer Site (23SL20)...............Snyders point from Hall Bluff (23MD1)............Snyders point from Truman Road Site (23SC924)'sPasthandout.pdf

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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