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This medium-to-large, straight-stemmed point has rounded shoulders and straight blade edges. It is found throughout much of the southeastern United States, but especially in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, and parts of Kentucky. Cotaco Creek points date to the Late Archaic Period and the start Early Woodland Period. This type of point is shaped by removing broad, shallow flakes in a well-controlled if random flaking pattern. The blade edges could be retouched either by removing fine, short, regular flakes to create a serrated edge or by removing longer, more even flakes to bevel one edge of each face; some examples display both types of finishing. Analysis of the stone itself indicates that Cotaco Creek points were typically made from locally sourced materials like chert, nodular flint, or jasper.


2500 BCE- 1400 BCE


Projectile Point; Cotaco Creek Point; Woodland