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Named By: Peter A. Thomas and Brian S. Robinson
Named For:  Type site location
Date Identified:  1980
Type Site: John Bridge Site (VT-FR-69), Swanton, Vermont
Swanton Corner Notch

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
8,000 - 7,000 B.P.
Early to Middle Archaic

Glacial Period:

Outline is Representative of 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 excurvate.  The shoulders are slightly barbed, but may range to horizontal.  The stem is expanding with a stem that is concave to bifurcated.  This point has a random flaking pattern.

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Distribution Comments:
This point is primarily found in upper Vermont and into the surrounding region.


Similar Points:
Brewerton Corner Notch, Kirk Corner Notch, Taunton River BifurcatedWells Bridge Corner Notch
Related / Associated Points:
Additional Comments:

Bifurcated points are rarely found in Vermont, this type being one of the few bifurcated points found there.

Other points in this Cluster:
Point Validity:    Valid  Type

Thomas is an archaeologist who has conducted excavations and studies into the archaeology of Vermont.  Robinson is an anthropologist and professor for the Department of Anthropology, University of Maine.  He has conducted extensive studies into the archaeology of New England.  This point was named in a professional publication and has many professional references.  This is considered a valid type.




















































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As Illustrated by Rodney R. Ledoux, 1988
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Swanton Projectile Point, Swanton Arrowhead