This stone tool is known as a Nodena Point. These willow-leaf shaped (i.e. excurvate-bladed) date to the Late Mississippian and proto-Historic periods (ca. 1400 - 1700 CE) and are found throughout much of the Mississippi Valley, although they appear to cluster in the area of modern Arkansas, Tennessee, and Missouri. Typically averaging 2-6 cm in length, Nodena Points are manufactured using a combination of percussion and general pressure flaking techniques, and are then finished by means of a refined pressure flaking. The standard Nodena point is oval-shaped or, sometimes, tear drop-shaped: the form’s widest section is located near the midpoint of the blade, which then tapers to a point at both top and bottom. The proximal end (or haft region) is not differentiated on these forms and can be difficult to discern
Museum, Chucalissa, "Nodena Point" (2022). Artifacts. 46.
Stone Tool; Nodena Point; Mississippian