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GLEN MEYER TANGED POINT
SIZE: These biface points range from 30-59 mm in length, 16-27 mm in width and 4-6 mm in thickness.
SHAPE: The lateral edges of these triangular points can vary from concave to convex, but the modal configuration is convex. Bases are always concave and oblique to the long axis. In certain cases, the obliqueness is exaggerated to form a pronounced unilateral barb.
FLAKING: Bifacial retouch is irregular and may cover both faces; nevertheless, some specimens are simply edge retouched on the second face.
RAW MATERIAL: Most Glen Meyer points were manufactured from Onondaga chert; however, Kettle Point chert was utilized by some of the more westerly groups.
DISTRIBUTIONS: They are found scattered across South-western Ontario from the Niagara Escarpment and Peninsula to the east to Lambton County in the west, and primarily within the Carolinian biotic province.
AGE AND CULTURAL AFFILIATIONS: These triangular points are characteristic of the western Early Ontario Iroquois, but do occur on sites dating as early as the eighth century. They continue in use until c. 1300 A.D.
REMARKS: Glen Meyer points are produced on flake blanks and vary from, roughly equilateral to lenticular isoceles in form. The latter shape is quite distinctive, with the barbed lateral margin often being concave, so that these long points may someday be defined as a separate type. The exaggerated asymmetric forms can be further enhanced by a shouldered barb and Noble (1975) refers to certain of the barbed specimens as Glen Meyer Spurred.
REFERENCE: Fox, W.A. - 1982 Glen Meyer Tanged-Triangular. KEWA 82-1. ( Text of Original Publication )
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