Clayton Vandergriff found a very unusual artifact while on an arrowhead hunting trip with my bunch in August 2005. Most projectile point preforms start as a simple triangular point and the notches are added prior to hafting. There is a different form documented in Central Texas where the base was completed first and the point could be easily finished later if the base worked out satisfactorily.
I have had an interest in this rare type of artifact for some time, as I found a classic example of an Alternate Preform while hunting the Colorado River banks in Burnet county during my teens. Darrell Crain, who was present when Clayton made the find, also has an example from Oakalla that was made in this alternate manner.
I wish to thank Clayton Vandergriff for giving me this artifact to study and record and to thank Darrell for allowing me to photograph and publish his example, not to mention thanking them for the good times shared finding Texas artifacts.