COBB’S TRIANGULAR

 

       The Cobb’s Triangular point was perhaps named by John Griffin during his work with the National Park Service survey work at Russell Cave in Alabama.

       Cobb’s Triangular blades recovered at the Russell Cave site dated between 8,145 and 8,485 years BP. Whatley believes that Georgia examples may date even earlier with Kirk and Taylor points.[1]

        The Cobb’s Triangular is a large blade form measuring between 2.5 and 7 inches in length.The blade is broad and is usually well worked with pressure flaking along the blade edges.The upper portion of the blade is beveled along the left side.As resharpening continued, the blade narrowed along the upper 2/3 of its length. The hafting area along the lower portion of the blade is not beveled.The basal edge is rounded to flat.Many believe this blade to be a preform for beveled types during Early Archaic times, however the pattern of repeated resharpening and the presence of fine pressure flaking may suggest that this was a finished blade form.

        Cobb’s Triangular points are typically recovered from Georgia’s Coastal Plain at or below the fall line.

Information for this article was derived from James W. Cambron and David C. Hulse, Handbook of Alabama Archaeology, Alabama Archaeological Society

Cobbs Triangular Point Map

 


[1] Whatley, John S., An Overview of Georgia Projectile Points And Selected Cutting Tools, Early Georgia, The Society For Georgia Archaeology, Volume 30, Number 1, April 2002. P.26