Hardaway Side Notched: chert, chert, jasper.
Hardaway Side Notched: Top Row: all chert; Bottom Row: rhyolite, chert, tuff, chert.
Type Lanceolate Paleo-Indian
The Hardaway Side Notched point has a small, broad, thin blade with narrow side-notches and a re-curved, concave base.
The Hardaway Side Notched point dates to the Paleo-Indian period, 8200 to 8000 BCE. The Hardaway Blade, the Hardaway-Dalton, and the Hardaway Side Notched appear to be related types. At the Hardaway Site in North Carolina all three types were recovered from the same occupation zone (Coe 1964). Coe assumes that these three types occurred as variations during a relative long period of time prior to the beginning of the Early Archaic period. The Hardaway Side Notched is a more specialized form which developed last. McAvoy (1997) notes that although no radiocarbon dates have been obtained for these points in Virginia or North Carolina, a suggested temporal placement is 8200 to 8000 BCE based on the excavated position on the Slade Site in Virginia.
The Hardaway Blade, the Hardaway-Dalton, and the Hardaway Side Notched appear to be related types that follow one another in time. The Hardaway Side Notched is a more specialized form which developed last.
Defined in Literature
Coe (1964) originally defined the type based on points recovered from the Hardaway Site in the Piedmont of North Carolina.