that were discovered during the August 2003 excavation
on the Olive Branch site. It is probably the largest Early
Archaic corner notched point ever found during a
controlled scientific excavation and may in fact be the
largest ever found in the Mississippi Valley. This point
was probably never used domestically because of its
size, style and the fact that it was found in a cache.
These characteristics place it far outside the parameters
of "normal" functioning tools. It is made of Burlington
chert and measures 11 inches (27.9 cm) long and 4 1/2
that measures 11/16 inches (17 mm) thick but most of this
than 1/2 of an inch (12 mm) thick.