MacCorkle: Top Row: quartzite, rhyolite; Bottom Row: rhyolite, chert, rhyolite.
Type Bifurcate Early-Archaic
The MacCorkle point has a serrated blade with a lobed stem and a concave base.
The MacCorkle point dates to the Early Archaic period, 6900 to 6700 BCE, based on the location of points recovered at the St. Albans Site in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Broyles (1971).
The MacCorkle point is the earliest of the three point types, including St. Albans and LeCroy, that are serrated bifurcates and form a continuum from 6900 to 5800 BCE. The MacCorke type has bifurcated stems that lob out to the sides further than St. Albans. A similar point, Nottoway River Bifurcate Point, was defined by Painter in 1970.
Defined in Literature
Broyles (1971) originally defined this type based on points recovered from the St. Albans Site in Kanawha County, West Virginia.