CACHE NUMBER 1551
CAHOKIA MOUNDS STATE HISTORIC
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, ILLINOIS
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30, 2010 PETER A. BOSTROM
This picture shows
cache number 1551.
It was found in primary
mound number 1 with a burial in feature number 102. The cache was
placed around the head of an individual. All
of the points in this cache were laying in one direction and were
apparently once attached to arrows.
There are 337 points and six different point types in this cache.
The most common type in this cache are 188 (type XI) unnamed
triple-notched serrated points that have recurved blade edges and are
made of white Burlington chert.
The next most common type in this cache is represented by 102 (type
I) triple-notched serrated and un-serrated Cahokia points. The third largest number of points
are represented by 57 (type VII) Madison serrated points made of
Kaolin, white Burlington and possibly Mill Creek chert. There are
also 17 (type VI) Madison points, 9 (type VIII) triple-notched
serrated Cahokia points, and 4 (type II) triple-notched points in