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    Halifax Side Notch
    Summary Description
    Slender blade with restricted base, narrow side-notches.
    Form
    Blade is usually long and narrow. Blades are slightly convex except for the resharpened points where they are either straight or concave.
    Size: Length = 29 mm - 56 mm (average 44mm), Width = 17 m - 25 mm (average 20 mm).
    Distribution
    Mainly, north and east of the lower Roanoke River in North Carolina.
    Relatively common in eastern Virginia and North Carolina.
    Age
    Middle to late Archaic.
    ca 3500 BCE
    A radio carbon date of 5,440 BP + or - 300 was acquired at the Gaston site in NC.
    Material
    Major: Vein quartz
    Minor: Argillite or quartzite
    Technique of Manufacture
    Blade is pressure flaked and worked as a thick blade from a core or thick spalls from quartz or quartzite boulders.
    Coe described this type in a 1959 paper. He considered these ancestral to the Lamoka type points found in the north east.
    Coe Foundation
    http://www.coe-foundation.org/content/Halifax.html


    Personal find (Virginia) and photos by Kennethhill8

    photo and example provided by Hoss
    Last edited by gregszybala; 12-10-2020, 05:57 AM.
    Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan
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