CACHE OF UNNOTCHED
ST. CHARLES COUNTY,
TO PAGE 1
AUGUST 31, 2005 PETER A. BOSTROM
This picture shows the complete "Eilers" cache of Godar
related points and preforms. Ten of the points are finished
for side-notches. But, the lack of side-notches on
so many Godar points from different sites may be an
indication that the Godar knapper never intended to put
notches on these points. If that is true, they may represent
a finished "unnotched" projectile point. For example:
unnotched Snyders points are North points and unnotched
Cahokia points are Madison points.
The finished points in this cache are very well made.
Archaic flintknapper applied fine pressure
flaking along the
edges. The exception is the four early stage preforms
bottom of the picture. Half of the points and
preforms are made of local Burlington chert and
five of the
made of Salem chert. They range in
size from 3 3/4
(9.5 cm) to 4 (10.1 cm) inches long.