Steuben Point

Chapman (1980:313) notes that Steuben points are found in all regions of Missouri, but the greatest numbers are in the Northeast and Northwest regions. Chapman notes that length ranges from 38 to 100 mm with most specimens measuring between of 38 to 50 mm; thickness varies from 6 to 10 mm. DeRegnaucourt (1991:239) notes that this artifact type is similar to Lowe points found in Ohio and Indiana. Chapman associates Steuben points with the Middle Woodland (500 BC to AD 400) and Late Woodland Period (AD 400 to 900). Morrow (1984:42) observed that Steuben points occur primarily in the eastern third of Iowa.

Steuben point from the Renner Site (23PL1).

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.

Perino, Gregory
1972 Guide to the identification of certain American Projectile Points, 3. Oklahoma Anthropological Society.

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