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 Plateau Horizon Corner Notch

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
2,000 - 1,200 B.P.
Transitional Archaic to Developmental
Roman Warm to Vandal
Plateau Pit House Culture

Glacial Period:



Outline is Representative of Common Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a small to medium triangular corner notch point with an elliptical cross section.  The blade may vary from excurvate to straight.  The shoulders vary from slightly barbed to barbed with rounded terminations.  The stem is short and expanding.  The base may range from straight to convex with rounded basal corners.  This point has a random flaking pattern.    

Size Measurements:
 Total Length - 31 to 76 mm,  Stem Length - 6 to 9 mm,  Blade Width - 22 to 31 mm,  Neck Width - 11 to 17 mm,  Stem Width - 13 to 19 mm

























































Distribution Comments:

This point is primarily found in the mid to lower Frazier River Valley of British Columbia and Washington.  This point and may be found into the mid to lower Chilcotin Plateau.

Similar Points:
Columbia Plateau Corner Notch., Elko, Hells Canyon Corner Notch, Merrybelle, Priest Rapids, Quilomene Bar
Related / Associated Points: 
Plateau Horizon Basal Notch
Additional Comments:

This point is considered the transitional point from the Atlatl Dart (Plateau Horizon Basal Notch) to the bow and arrow (Plateau Horizon Corner Notch).

This point is similar to the newer Hells Canyon Corner Notch found on the Snake River Plains of Idaho, Oregon, and into Washington.

The point progression in the mid to lower Frazier River Valley is: Cody points, Nesikep, Lehman, Lochnore, Shuswap, Plateau Horizon, Kamloops.

These points may range from larger (older) points similar to Hells Canyon Corner Notch to smaller (newer) points similar to Columbia Plateau Corner Notch.


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Re-illustrated from examples by Rousseau, 2008

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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

48, 144
Plateau Horizon Corner Notch Projectile Point, Plateau Horizon Corner Notch Arrowhead