This point represents another one of the many different types of arrow points that were found during the excavation of mound 72. It was found in one of three caches that all together contained about 1200 projectile points. Only two points in Mound 72 were similar to this example. It was discovered within a large cache that contained several different styles of points. All the points in this cache were laying parallel to each other and generally facing one direction suggesting they were once hafted onto arrow shafts. This wide corner-notched point represents one of the artistic styles that are unique to Mound 72. The barbs are rounded and the blade edges are slightly recurved. This style may have been influenced by some of the Caddoan arrow point types from Arkansas and Oklahoma. This point is made of white Burlington chert and it measures 1 3/16 inches (3.1 cm) long.
seventeen different styles of arrow points were found in mound 72. They
from simple unnotched triangular points to some that were both serrated
and notched with recurved blade edges. They were also made from many
different types of chert such as silicified sandstone, Burlington,
Dover, Kaolin and Pitkin cherts.