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Made from locally sourced stone, Guntersville points are typically 3.5 - 5 cm in length, and were made through the use of rough percussion flaking on the flat faces followed by a fine, secondary percussive flaking process along the blade edges and the sides of the hafting area (i.e. the base/proximal end). These points have flat bases with parallel, excurvate sides that taper to a narrow point at the proximal end. The widest part of these points is below the midsection, sometimes at the base itself. Guntersville points have often been found in association with other Late Mississippian points, such as Madison Points and Ft. Ancient Points. They also appear to be a morphological correlate with the Nodena Cluster, although the geographical overlap between Nodena and Guntersville points is relatively small. these willow-leaf shaped (i.e. excurvate-bladed) points are found throughout Tennessee and Alabama, and they date from the Late Mississippian Period into the early Historic era (ca. 1400 - 1800 CE).


1400- 1800


Stone Tool; Guntersville Point; Projectile Point; Mississippian