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Name Details:
Named By:  John E. Kelley, Jean R. Linder, Teresa J. Cartmell
Named For: Type Site
Date Identified:  1979
Type Site: Labras Lake Site (Il-S-299), American Bottom, Illinois
 Labras Lake
(Site Specific Type)

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
3,900 - 3,100 B.P.
Late Archaic

Glacial Period:

Outline is Representative of Common Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a medium triangular corner notch point with an elliptical cross section.  The blade is broad and excurvate.  Deep corner notches form a shoulder that is barbed and an expanding stem.  The base varies from straight to slightly convex and has sharp basal corners.  This point has a random flaking pattern.




























































Distribution Comments:

This point is primarily with the Labras Lake site in Illinois.

Similar Points:
Afton, Apple Creek, Kings
Related / Associated Points:
Additional Comments:

This point is similar to the Afton type point with a triangular blade where the Afton has a pentagonal blade.


Other points in this Cluster:
Point Validity:   Site Specific Type

Kelley is an anthropologist and professor at the Washington University of St. Louis.  Linder was an archaeologist in Illinois and currently is a writer.  Cartmell.  This type was named in a professional publication, but is considered a site specific type.









































Age Details:
Radiocarbon dates at Labra Lake site provided dates of 3,900 - 3,400 and 3,300 - 3,100 rcybp (McElrath et al., 1984)
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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

Labras Lake Projectile Point, Labras Lake Arrowhead