Table Rock Stemmed Point

Chapman (1975:257 - 8) notes that Table Rock stemmed points are found in small numbers in all portions of Missouri; the type site for this artifact was flooded by the construction of Table Rock Reservoir. Chapman notes that length ranges from 40 to 80 mm; a few exceptional specimens measure as much as 180 mm. DeRegnaucourt (1991:136 - 139) illustrates this artifact type and notes that it is rare in the Ohio and Indiana. DeRegaucourt summarizes measurements from twenty-eight specimens: Length = 25 to 68 mm, width = 17 to 31 mm, thickness = 5 to 12 mm and weight = 3.0 to 22.2 grams. Morrow (1984:45) notes that Table Rock Stemmed points are frequently found in eastern Iowa. Chapman estimates the age of this tool type from 3000 to 1000 BC. Sandstrom and Ray (2004:61) note that Table Rock points are often repeatedly resharpened.

Table Rock Stemmed point from the Prospect Spring site (23GR711) and a point from Perry County, MO.

Chapman, Carl
1975 The Archaeology of Missouri, I. 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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