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Name Details:
Named By: Joffre L. Coe
Named For:   Type Site
Date Identified:  1970
Type Site: Hardaway Site, Stanly County, North Carolina
 Hardaway - Palmer
Hardapalmer (Coe, 1970)
Small Dalton (Morse and Morse, 1983)


Commonly Utilized Material:
The primary type of material is based on location, but commonly used materials include quartz, quartzite, cherts, flints, felsite, and jasper.

Cultural Period:   
 10,000 - 9,000 B.P.
Transitional Paleo
Late Pleistocene to Early Holocene

Glacial Period:


Outline is Representative of Common Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a thin small to medium side notch point with a flattened to elliptical cross section.  The blade is primarily excurvate, but may vary to straight.  Parallel notches are generally deep and narrow forming a U appearance.  The shoulders are primarily straight, but some examples have slightly barbed shoulders.  The base is most commonly deeply concave, but may vary to concave.  The base commonly has basal grinding.  This point may have a bifurcated appearance.  This point has a random flaking pattern.

Size Measurements:  Total Length - 28 to 50 mm (26 to 35 mm average),  Blade Width - 14 to 25 mm (19 mm average),  Thickness - 3 to 10 mm (average 8mm)



























































Distribution Comments:

This point is primarily found southern Virginia and into Mississippi.  This point is found with less frequency from northern Virginia and north and western Mississippi and west.

Similar Points:
Alamance, Chipola, Dalton, Palmer, Patrick Henry, Russell Cave, San Patrice, Union Side Notch
Related / Associated Points:
Hardaway Blade, Hardaway Dalton, Hardaway, Palmer
Additional Comments:

The Hardaway type is believed to have evolved into the Palmer and the Kirk types.  Many feel that this type is the intermediate between the Hardaway and the Palmer type.  This type has the blade and shoulders commonly seen on the Palmer type, but has the concave base that is seen on the Hardaway type and is generally lacking in the Palmer type.

Hardaway Projectile Point
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Point Validity:   Valid Type

Coe was a highly respected and pioneering anthropologist in North Carolina archaeology and a preeminent authority on eastern North American anthropology.  This type was casually referred to as Hardapalmer by Coe in 1970 and Small Dalton by Morse and Morse in 1983.  Since that time, the name has evolved into Hardaway Palmer points.  This is considered a valid type.






































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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

23, 30, 37
Hardaway Palmer Projectile Point, Hardaway Palmer Arrowhead