Montana/Dakotas

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Rose Spring Corner-Notched   1,350 to 900 B.P.

Considerable variation in size, form, and workmanship is exhibited in this type.  Rose Spring points are small and triangular with straight to weakly convex lateral edges.  A small number have slightly concave edges; a few edges are recurved.  Deep, moderately wide to wide notches are placed in the base-corner region to form narrow stems with parallel to moderately expanding edges.  The stem usually expands beyond the barbs.  The barbs are characteristically long, sharp, and asymmetric.  A majority of Rose Spring points are serrated.  Length is 17 to 49 mm, width is 10.5 to 19 mm, and thickness is 2 to 6 mm.  Husted and Edgar
Rose Spring Corner-Notched point