A Tussinger eccentric with 2 arrow points chipped onto the base. Another great example of the artistic design incorporated into the Tussinger eccentrics. This one has two corner notched arrow points pressure flaked onto the base with "classic Tussinger" deep expanding notch serrations along the edge with finer serrations near the point. This one measures 2 1/8 inches (5.3 cm) long.
A very elaborately flaked Mack Tussinger Oklahoma eccentric. It looks like it was made out of a North point or a similar point type that was wide and fairly thin. A small corner notched arrow point was pressure flaked into the center of the base with two "serrated wings" that almost completely encircle around it. The blade edges also have the "classic Tussinger serrations" that are very large, delicate and deeply notched.
A Mack Tussinger Oklahoma eccentric. Another example of an eccentric with arrow points pressure flaked into the design. This one has two corner notched points located where the barbs of a normal point type like an Etley or Hardin Barbed would be. It also has "the ultimate stylized base" and extreme notching that goes on forever. This one measures 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) long.
A Tussinger eccentric with 3 arrow points chipped into the base. This eccentric could not have been notched any farther. The piece of gray chert it was made from has been very elaborately shaped into a complex style that is so typical of the Oklahoma eccentrics. This one has three corner notched arrow points chipped into the base.
This very elaborate eccentric is made of a gray colored chert of good quality. The overall design seems to include two serrated arrow points attached as "ears" to the base of a highly serrated point. It measures 2 1/2 inches (6.3 cm) long.
Various types of point base type Mack Tussinger eccentrics. These three eccentrics are good examples of the "arrow point on the base" design. Each eccentric is unique unto itself. They are very fanciful forms that are so representative of the Tussinger eccentrics.
Mack Tussinger three point base design eccentrics. These three eccentrics represent one of the most unique basal patterns that is repeated in various forms throughout the collection of Tussinger eccentrics. The archaeological record does record anything remotely similar to these unique designs. These eccentrics have either one, two or three projectile points flaked onto the basal ends and various styles of notching or serrations along the blade edges. The longest example in this picture…
These two points are good representative examples of Tussinger's small serration eccentrics. Small serration eccentrics actually don't seem to be one of the more common designs, even though they would have been easier to make. The longest point on the left measures 3 3/4 inches (9.5 cm) long.
These two forms of Tussinger eccentrics were shaped with large expanding notches around the edges. This "first stage lacework" design is common on many of the eccentrics. To produce the "lacework" pattern, the space between the notches would have been cut with V-shaped notches. The largest eccentric in this picture measures 4 3/4 inches (12.1 cm) long.
30 Arrow Points - The Pocola Mining Company excavated these points in the 1930's. In the second row - center, is one of only 21 known examples of this rare point, the Tribute Point. Others in image are Alba, Hayes, Reed, Sequoyah, Huffaker and Haskell. About 5,000 points were discovered at Craig Mound, Spiro Mound Site - Eastern Oklahoma