Decatur Points

Fast facts

  • Type also called Fractured Base points
  • Triangular blade, sometimes with beveled edges indicating resharpening
  • Short base is corner notched
  • Basal edge flattened in a distinct manner; slight indentation made in the center of the base, then a narrow flake of flint (burin spall) struck off each corner of base toward the center, forming a flat surface
  • Basal edge ground sometimes
  • Size: Range from 2 to 4 inches long, occasionally longer
  • Early Archaic: 7500-6000 BC

    Decatur Points


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