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    Eared Yadkin
    Name: Joffre Coe named this type from his work in the Carolina Piedmont. Eared Yadkin points appear on the same sites as Yadkin points and seem to be related. The name is derived from Yadkin County and river in North Carolina.
    Age: Eared Yadkin points date from the end of the Early Woodland through the Middle Woodland period between 2400 and 1700 BP. Coe believed that they may have followed the Yadkin point; however Whatley notes that they appear in Woodland sites with Yadkin points in Georgia.
    Description: The Eared Yadkin is a medium sized point measuring between 1.5 and 2.5 inches (37 to 64mm) in length. The blade is formed through random flaking with slightly excurvate blade edges and an acute distal end. The basal “ears” have a slight notch above them with a slightly concave basal edge. These points can appear similar to the Nolichucky point that has a flat basal edge and generally longer ears and straighter blade edges.

    Personal find and photo by Mudlark
    Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan