The Wallace Ruin site is a
multi-storied Ancestral Pueblo near Cortez, Colorado. The site produced
projectile points from both Early and Middle Archaic periods and later
period Basketmaker II and III and points from all three Pueblo periods.
This side-notched point was
found during excavation at Wallace Ruin by Bruce Bradley. He identifies
this point "as one of about eight
or nine point types that represent the prehistoric development on the
Colorado Plateau of southeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico,
southeastern Utah and southeastern Colorado. An Archaic sequence is seen
that has been termed the Oshara Tradition. This was a high desert
plateau hunting/gathering tradition that shows some relationship to the
lower Desert Archaic and the southern Great Basin Archaic.
Personal communication with Dr. Bruce Bradley.