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  • Kirk Corner Notch

    KIRK CORNER NOTCH
    Summary Description
    Large, triangular with straight base, corner-notches edges
    Form
    Blade is triangular with edges that are frequently serrated, occasionally beveled and usually straight but occasionally rounded or concave.
    Base is generally straight or slightly rounded without grinding or smoothing
    Size: Length = 40 mm - 100 mm (average 60mm), Width = 20 mm - 45 mm (average 30 mm), and Thickness = 6 mm - 12 mm (average 8 mm).
    Distribution
    Carolina piedmont ( Also Eastern US )
    Age
    7500 – 6500 BCE
    Material
    Major: Argillite or novaculite (“Carolina Slate”)
    Minor: Igneous rocks and never quartz
    Technique of Manufacture
    Initially by broad shallow percussion flakes. Then edges were shaped by pressure flaking and finally the serrations were made
    (Coe Foundation) http://coe-foundation.org/content/kirk_corner.html
    Note: examples have been found in quartz
    http://www.jefpat.org/diagnostic/Mar...ernotched.html


    Personal find (N. Carolina)and photo by ATVRacer
    Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

  • #2
    Found in Guilford County, NC

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    Photos by Butch Wilson

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