Gary Points. Located in cases 2 and 5 of the Union Museum of History and Art.
Period: Late Archaic to Early Woodland: 3,200 – 1000 BP.
Distribution: East Texas, North Louisiana, Western Arkansas, and Eastern Oklahoma.
Gary points are thick points and somewhat crude compared to later more delicate and refined points.
The points on exhibit in the Museum were discovered in Union, Ouachita, Webster, Caddo and Morehouse Parishes in North Louisiana. This represents an area approximately one hundred miles by fifty miles in size. The distribution of the points discloses a large geographical area where the native Americans that utilized the Gary Point lived. Several of these points were found in our home study area of Union Parish.
Much research into the Gary point was performed by Ford and Webb who were renowned for their early work at Poverty Point.