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Name Details:
Named By: Gregory Perino
Named For: Keota, Haskell County, Oklahoma
Date Identified: 1968
Type Site: 

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
800 - 600 B.P.
Medieval Warm
Caddoan Cultures

Glacial Period:

Outline is Representative of Common Size and Shape:
Keota Projectile Point

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a thin small triangular side to corner notch point with a thin elliptical to flattened cross section.  The blade is primarily straight, but may range from slightly excurvate to slightly incurvate.  The shoulders vary from horizontal to being slightly barbed.   The stem us expanding with a convex base.  The stem is commonly bulbous in appearance.  This point has a random flaking pattern. 


Size Measurements:  Total Length - 25 to 40 mm,  Stem Length - 5 to 7 mm,  Blade  / Stem Width - 8 to 13 mm,  Neck Width - 5 to 8 mm




























































Distribution Comments:

This point is primarily found from central Texas and into the Mississippi River Valley in regions inhabited by the Caddoan Culture.  This point is found into the Tennessee River Valley.

Similar Points:
Agee, Alba, Colbert, Dardanelle, Hayes, Homan, Hughes, Merom, Sequoyah
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Point Validity:   Valid Type

Perino was a well-respected self-taught archeologist who was the founder of the Illinois State Archeological Society.  This point was named in a professional publication and has professional references to this type.  This is a valid type.










































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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

23, 30
Keota Projectile Point, Keota Arrowhead