A Notch Above: Western Illinois Kessell Points

James M. Pisell, David J. Nolan

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The article examines regional Kessell point finds in order to increase the reporting and recognition of the type of point. It mentions that a Kessell point was found, along with Charleston points, on the top of a hearth which produced a calibrated radiocarbon age that range 10,125 to 8,650 BC. The discovery shows that Kessell points are older compared to bifurcated base forms and Kirk Corner Notched that stratigraphically occur above them at St. Albans.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12--13
JournalIllinois Antiquity
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016


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