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Name Details:
Named By:  Charles E. Nelson
Named For:  Hog Back Phase
Date Identified:  1971
Type Site:  The George W. Lindsay Ranch Site (5JF11), Jefferson County, Colorado
 Hog Back

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
1,300 - 1,000 B.P.
Vandal Minimum to
Medieval Warm

Glacial Period:


Outline is Representative of Common Size and Shape:
Hog Back Projectile Point

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a thin small triangular corner notch point with a flattened to thin elliptical cross section.  The blade is primarily excurvate with many examples having the blade curving in towards the tip and curve back in at the shoulders giving the point a round or ovoid appearance.  The shoulders are barbed with an expanding stem.  The base is convex.  This point has a random flaking pattern.    

Size Measurements:  Total Length - 18 to 30 mm,  Stem length - 3 to 6 mm,  Blade Width - 11 to 21 mm,  Neck Width - 4 to 8 mm,  Stem Width - 8 to 12 mm


























































Distribution Comments:

This point is most commonly associated with the Palmer Divide of Colorado and into the Plains region of Colorado and Kansas.  The point may be found into the adjacent regions.

Similar Points:
Camel Back, High River, Mummy Cave, Samantha
Related / Associated Points:
Additional Comments:


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Point Validity:   Valid Type

Nelson is an anthropologist who has conducted extensive studies into the archaeology of Colorado.  This type was named in a professional publication and has professional references to this type.  This is considered a valid type.







































Age Details:
This point is part of the Hog Back Phase in Colorado.
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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

23, 30
Hog Back Projectile Point, Hog Back Arrowhead