Associated Dates: 9000 - 8000 Y.B.P. - Early Archaic
Location: Midwestern United States
Morphology: Corner Notched
General Description: The Stilwell is a medium to large sized corner notched type that has an expanded stem and a slightly to deeply concave basal edge. The blade edges are straight to excurvate to recurvate and are sometimes serrated. The shoulders are sharply barbed with the notches entering diagonally from the side beginning near the basal corner. The stem edges are sometimes lightly ground and the basal ears can be rounded. The Stilwell blade tends to be elongated, narrow and parallel-sided. Basal thinning scars often terminate at the shoulder area above the stem neck. The point is lenticular in cross-section. The distal tip is usually acute.
The Stilwell is found in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, northwestern Mississippi, western Kentucky, western Tennessee and northeastern Arkansas. The Stilwell type is similar to the Kirk Corner Notched.
The Stilwell ranges in length between 73 mm and 119 mm. The width ranges from 32 mm to 44 mm across the barbs. Thickness ranges from 7.5 mm to 9 mm. The basal width ranges from 30 mm to 32 mm wide across the basal edge. The concavity of the base ranges from 1.5 mm to 5 mm in depth. The Stilwell point was named by Gregory Perino in 1970 for examples which were recovered from the Stilwell II site in Pike County, Illinois. (TEXT SOURCE: Art Gumbus, Lithics-Net)
STILWELL POINT THUMBNAIL GALLERY (182 images: 91 source images/91 thumbnails)