Description: Named after Benton County in Tennessee, this point is found with
numerous stem configurations (corner notched, side notched, knobbed, double
notched, expanded, and bifurcated). This point is commonly found from the
Mississippi River east and from the Tennessee Valley south. Some have been
found as far south as the Suwannee River in north Florida. Some very large
examples have been found of this middle archaic type


Age and Culture: Middle Archaic 6000 - 4000 B.P.

Distribution: Eastern to Southeastern States (Alabama)


Camden Chert - Lauderdale Co., Alabama


Left: Ft. Payne Chert - Lauderdale Co., Alabama

Right: Yellow Jasper - Lee Co., Mississippi


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Text and pic provided by Skip Hutchison