GUNTHER - ROGUE RIVER
GENERAL DESCRIPTION : A small, triangular, basally notched arrow point with a short, straight to contracting stem. Many have serrated blade edges. A rectangular stem may have a straight to concave basal edge. This type has sharp barbs that are as long, or longer, than the stem. One form barbs of equal length, while another has one barb much longer than the other. Some have inward curving barbs. The Gunther was name by Dr. Robert Heizer and Thomas R. Hester from examples recovered off Gunther Island off the coast of California, near Eureka. Similar examples from been found in the Rogue River drainage and other small drainage's on the Southern Oregon coast.
AGE AND CULTURE : A late prehistoric to historic point of the Cayuse phase found in Northern California and Southern Oregon, dating from A.D. 1200 to A.D. 1800.
DISTRIBUTION : Northern California and Coastal Oregon to Coos Bay.
Text and Pictures Provided By: Steve Lyons
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