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  • Stark

    Stark points date to the Miiddle Archaic. They are narrow points, with slight shoulders and a long tapering stem that usually comes to a stubby point. May be related to the Morrow Mountain points from further south.
    Here is a description from lithics-net:
    Two large examples, slate from Ma., rhyolite from coastal RI:

    Three examples from coastal RI, 3rd from right is serrated. All are quartzite:

    Rhode Island

  • #2
    A thin quartzite Stark Pt. Starks are Middle to Late Archaic, or about 6,000-7,000 years old and are considered the New England version of the Morrow Mountain points of the Mid-Atlantic states.

    Personal find by Helen, photos and information by CMD
    Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan


    • #3
      According to Noel Justice, as noted in his "Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States"(1987), Stark points are a part of the Morrow Mountain cluster of Mid Archaic points. Here are examples from Ma. And RI that conform well with both Morrow Mountain Type I(wide, very short stem area) and Morrow Mountain Type II(stem longer and more defined) as known from further south on the Atlantic seaboard.

      Dighton, Ma. Felsite, Type I
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      Plymouth Co., Ma. Felsite, Type II:
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      From coastal RI:
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      Rhode Island