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Name Details:
Named By: Dan Morse
Named For:  Type Site (site discoverer)
Date Identified:  1986
Type Site:  The McCarty site (3 PO 467), Polk County, Arkansas.
(Provisional Type)

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
2,500 - 2,100 B.P.
Early Woodland
Roman Warm

Glacial Period:

Outline is Representative of Common Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a medium to large triangular corner notch point with an elliptical cross section.  The blade is primarily excurvate.  Deep notches enter the preform from the corners forming a barbed shoulder and an expanding stem.  The base may range from slightly convex to straight.  This point has a random flaking pattern.


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Distribution Comments:

The McCarty site is in the lower Little River valley.  This point was reported in the Little River valley of Arkansas and into Oklahoma.

Similar Points:
Big Creek, Ellis, Grand, Kings, Snyders, St. Charles
Related / Associated Points: 
Additional Comments:


Other points in this Cluster:
Point Validity:   Provisional Type

Morse is an anthropologist who was a professor at the University of Arkansas.  He served as an archaeologist for the Arkansas Archaeological Survey.  This point was named in a professional publication , but has no or limited professional preferences to this type.  This is considered a provisional type.













































Age Details:
Pictures Provided By:
As Illustrated by Dan and Phyllis Morse, 2014

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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

30, 134
McCarty Projectile Point, McCarty Arrowhead