Mahkin Shouldered Lanceolate
Medium to large lanceolate points that are stemmed with a pronounced shoulder, have a stem with a pronounced concave base, or are non-stemmed with a concave base. The stem and the blade are separated by the prominent shoulders. Stems are straight or tapered; edge grinding along the proximal end is common, whereas basal grinding is not. This type exhibits a wide range of morphological and regional subtypes that have been recognized by a variety of names.
Age and Culture : 10,800 to 7,(XX) BP. The Mahkin Shouldered Lanceolate is assigned a range between 8,(XX) and 3,500 BP. In the southern Cascades of Washington, they have been associated with radiocarbon-dated components from 6,600 to 5,200 years BP,
Distribution : There are many variants of this type, both in the Pacific Northwest and across the western cordilleras, intermountain basins, and western plains. In Washington State, this type is found in artifact assemblages of the Windust Phase, which constitutes the oldest well-documented archeological time period in
Text and Picture Provided By: Joel Castanza
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