A cache of Pitkin chert Dalton points from Montgomery County, illinois

Thomas J. Loebel, Brad H. Koldehoff

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A group of five finely crafted, unused Dalton points made from Pitkin chert was found in Montgomery County, Illinois. Because the points are skillfully fashioned in a similar manner and are made from the same exotic raw material, it is likely that a closely related group of individuals made the points and that the points were not made locally but were manufactured in Arkansas or Missouri. Known as the Coatney Cache, this fortuitous discovery provides new insights not only into Dalton technology but also into the Dalton social landscape and possible ritual practices.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)133-142
Number of pages10
JournalIllinois Archaeology: Journal of the Illinois Archaeology Survey
StatePublished - 2020


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