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.
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