Early Triangles can really become confusing to identify unless they're found in correlation with other early archaic points. Surface hunting is the main issue.
Dr. Hester has ET's listed with beveled edges. Some of mine have them, some don't. Another key aspect is the flaking. Parallel-oblique for an ET. Some of the ones I've found in the same layer as other early archaic points have more random flaking. Then the last key is some of a slightly concave base. Well, that throws a kink in it. When surfacing, I've found all ages of points in the same area. Throw in a Kinney or Matamoros along with an ET and you got a mess trying to ID a point. Here's what I came up with for just a few of my ET's. Some are surface finds, some dig finds, some beveled, the rest aren't.
Surprisingly, #9 is beveled, a local surface find.
I remember when you first posted that one G-town. Those serrations and color are the giveaway. None of mine have serrations. Seems like the basic triangle shaped point is the most common anywhere. Simplest of designs.
That's what makes it hard to seperate the different types. Mabbe not so when digging with a clear line of demarcation, but when surface hunting, everybody is just laying out in the sun on top of the ground. Thousands of years of history with no separation.
First two look to be ET's, third one, I don't know. That's what makes it hard to slap a positive ID on them sometimes
Looking at 11th Overstreet, it has the long thinning strike at the base and some transverse flaking and right hand beveling. I was thinking maybe just difference in craftmen as they were found some 275 miles apart? Thanks
Dr. Hester had commented on the nine that I posted here, only three are beveled. #6 is flat on the back side, not even worked, so that's where the confusion starts. Some of my Kinney's also have thinning flakes at the base, one was even incorrectly, I think, called a fluted Kinney. Two of the three with beveling are local, the third from the hill country, some 100+ miles apart. Beveling nearly all but one type, is from re-sharpening, so where's the beveled Kinney's? I don't have one.