MOUND 72 POINTS
This picture shows many of the unique forms of arrow points that were found in Mound 72. Most of Fowler's identified types can be seen in this picture. Many of the colorful red and yellow points are made of Kaolin chert from southern Illinois. Most of the Mound 72 points were made of white Burlington chert. Other cherts in this picture are Mill Creek, the high Ridge variety of Burlington, Elco or Dover/Fort Payne, and quartzite that may either be Hixton from Wisconsin or from another reported source of quartzite closer to the Cahokia Mounds site. The longest point is the red serrated Madison just left of center. It measures 2 13/16 inches (7.1 cm) long. The shortest point is the white triple-notched Cahokia point at lower right that appears to have been resharpened. It measures 15/16 of an inch (2.4 cm) long.