Dovetail Points

Fast facts

  • Also called St. Charles Points
  • Usually very well-made point with excurvate blade
  • Biconvex in cross-section
  • Blade edges often beveled or serrated resulting from resharpening
  • Base flared with concave basal edge
  • Size of base varies from small to large in proportion to overall point size; sometimes basal edge notched slightly
  • Edges of base and notches heavily ground
  • Often carefully made of high-quality flint
  • Size: 2 to 5½ inches long
  • Early Archaic: ca. 8000-6000 BC

    Dovetail Points


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