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Name Details:
Named By: Gregory Perino
Named For:  Type Site
Date Identified:  1970
Type Site:  Stilwell Site, Illinois
Cluster:  Kirk Corner Notch Cluster

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
9,500 -8,500 B.P.
Early Archaic
Early Holocene

Glacial Period:

Outline is Representative of Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a medium to large triangular corner notched point with a flattened to elliptical cross section.  The blade is primarily excurvate, but may vary to straight or recurvate.  The blade is sometimes serrated, which may vary from fine to deep serrations.  The shoulders are barbed, but may take on a horizontal appearance on points that have had heavy re-working.  The stem is expanding.  The base may vary from slightly to deeply concaved with many examples having rounded basal lobes.  Basal grinding is rarely seen on this type of point.  This point has a random flaking pattern.

Size Measurements:  Total Length - 73 to 199 mm,  Stem Length - 9 to 15 mm,  Width - 32 to 44 mm, Stem Width - 25 to 38 mm,  Neck Width - 20 to 30 mm,  Thickness - 7 to 9 mm,  Basal Concavity - 1 to 5 mm























































Distribution Comments:
This point is found thorough the mid Ohio River valley, into the upper Tennessee River valley, and the lower Illinois River valley.  They may also be found into the mid Mississippi River valley.


Similar Points:
Brewerton Corner Notch, Crawford Creek, Kings, Lost Lake, Neuberger, Thebes
Related / Associated Points: 
Kirk Stemmed, Kirk Serrated
Additional Comments:

Coe (1959) states, "Following the Hardaway occupation, the style of projectile points changed to a small corner-notched serrated variety with extensive grinding along the base. Along with this the use of the small hafted snub-nosed scraper increased considerably."

This point is commonly found with Kirk Corner Notch points, the concaved base, less pronounced shoulders, and basal characteristics distinguish the two point types (Justice, 2002).

Other points in this Cluster:
Amos, Charleston Corner Notch, Decatur, Kirk Corner Notch, Palmer, Pine Tree Corner Notch
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, 37, W10, W11
Stilwell Projectile Point, Stilwell Arrowhead