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Name Details:
Named By:  Collectors
Named For:  Priest Rapids, Columbia River, Grant County, Washington
Date Identified:
Type Site: 
 Priest Rapids
(Collector Type)

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
2,500 - 1,750 B.P.
Late to Transitional Archaic
Neoglacial to Roman Warm

Glacial Period:

Outline is Representative of Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a medium triangular expanding stem point with an elliptical cross section.  The blade is primarily excurvate, but may range to straight.  The shoulders are barbed with terminations that are rounded which may give the shoulders a drooping appearance.  Examples that are re-sharpened may have reduced shoulders.  The stem is expanding.  The base is bifurcated with a notch or concavity at the center of the base usually a result of basal thinning.  This point has a random flaking pattern.    

Size Measurements:  Total Length - 22 to 61 mm,  Stem Length - 7 to 9 mm,  Blade Width - 18 to 29 mm,  Neck Width - 8 to 13 mm,  Stem Width - 12 to 16 mm
























































Distribution Comments:
This point is primarily found in the Priest Rapids region of the Columbia River..


Similar Points:
Elko Eared, Hells Canyon, Merrybelle, Rose Springs, Quilomene Bar
Related / Associated Points:
Additional Comments:

This point is similar to Merrybelle Bifurcated found towards the coast.  This may represent a continuation of that point type.


Other points in this Cluster:
Point Validity:    Collector  Type


These points were named by collectors for projectile points that came rom the Priest Rapids - Wanapum region.  There are many collector references to this type, but there are no professional recognition of this type.  This is considered a collector type.

















































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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

5, 23, 30
Priest Rapids Projectile Point, Priest Rapids  Arrowhead