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Name Details:
Named By:  William A. Richie
Named For: Type Site Location
Date Identified:  1961
Type Site:  Robinson Site, Onondaga County, New York
Cluster: Brewerton Corner Notch Cluster

Commonly Utilized Material:

Cultural Period:   
5,200 - 4,500 B.P.
Middle Archaic
Middle Holocene

Glacial Period:

Outline is Representative of Common Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a small to medium triangular expanding stem point with an elliptical cross section.  The blade may range from excurvate to straight.  Small narrow corner notches placed low on a triangular preform are a key identification characteristic for this point.  The shoulders are primarily horizontal, but may vary to slightly barbed.  The stem is short and expanding with a straight to concave base.  Basal grinding is commonly seen on this point.  This point has a random flaking pattern.

Size Measurements:  Total Length - 25 to 70 mm (average 37 to 51 mm),  Stem Length - 6 to 10 mm,  Blade Width - 16 to 27 mm,  Neck Width - 13 to 22 mm,  Stem Width - 18 to 24 mm



























































Distribution Comments:

This point is primarily found from Pennsylvania and into eastern Ohio, Eastern New York, and into New England.  This point may be found with less frequency in other highlighted areas.

Similar Points:
Crooked Creek, Godar, Jacks Reef Corner Notch
Related / Associated Points: 
Beekman, Brewerton Eared, Brewerton Eared Triangle
Additional Comments:

Ritchie (1961), states that this point has morphological range into the Brewerton  Corner Notch type.


Other points in this Cluster:
Brewerton Corner Notch, Brewerton Side Notch, Lycoming County
Point Validity:   Valid Type

Richie was a prominent anthropologist who served as the state archaeologist for the State of New York, the State Museum and Science Service.  He excavated over 100 sites in the state of New York and published over 150 professional publications.  He named this type in a professional publication and this type has many professional references.  This is considered a valid type.















































Age Details:
This point is part of the Vosberg Phase and the Laurentian Tradition.
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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

23, 30, 37, W11
Vosberg Projectile Point, Vosberg Arrowhead