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  • Palmer Corner Notch

    Palmer Corner-Notched Point
    (Coe Foundation)
    Summary Description
    Small, corner-notched blade with a straight, ground base and pronounced serrations
    Form
    Blade is small and triangular with straight sides that are occasionally round or concave. Typically serrated, sometimes deeply.
    Base is straight or ground with characteristic base grinding
    Corner-notches are small, narrow and U-shaped. Located precisely in corner such that the bottom of notch formed projecting barbs.
    Size: Length = 28 mm - 60 mm (average 35mm), Width = 15 mm - 25 mm (average 20 mm), Thickness averages 8 mm.
    Distribution
    Hardaway site in North Carolina
    Widely in eastern US. More common than Hardaway points.
    Age
    10,000 – 8,000 BCE
    Material
    Major: Argillite, novaculite (“Carolina Slate”)
    Minor: Quartz and chert
    Technique of Manufacture
    Pressure flaking upon a prismatic flake of proper proportions
    Serration made at time point was finished
    Base was ground flat
    http://www.coe-foundation.org/content/palmer.html


      Photo by Butch Wilson
    A Palmer base exhibiting basal grinding


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    Personal find (Kentucky) and photos by Kingede

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