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I'm creating these pages as a way to catalogue my collection and learn about point typology.  It's also the place where I'll be recording the notes I take while doing research on ancient America.  These points are not for sale though I am occasionally interested in purchasing old collections especially if they are personal finds. Personal recollections by the finder about the finding of the artifacts are definitely of interest to me. Many times the story is more interesting than the point itself.

Rob Horne

Historic Points
Pre-Columbian to modern times
Mississippian Points
400 B.P. to 1300 B.P.
Woodland Points
1300 B.P. to  3,000 B.P.
Late Archaic Points
3,000 B.P. to 5,000 B.P.
Mid Archaic Points
5,000 to 6,500 B.P.
Early Archaic Points
6,500 to 9,000 B.P.
Paleo Points
9,000 B.P. to 11,500 B.P.
Stone Tools - Celts, Net weights, Axes, Banner Stones
Dalton's Pendants & Gorgets
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection Ex-Stangland Collection Ex-Lillian Martel Collection Point Notes
Musical Instruments

Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic

Artifacts of the Early Archaic Period, Dalton Complex, dating in the 9500 B.P. range. The Dalton Complex consists of a group of similar Early Archaic points, each having it's own distribution range, and several of these ranges overlap with one-another. The Dalton point and it's varieties are found from the East Coast to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada. The Dalton Cluster includes the Breckenridge, Colbert, Hardaway, Hardaway side-notched, Greenbrier, Nansemond, Sloan, Meserve, Tallahassee, Vian Creek, Hemphill, Kisatchie and the classic Dalton point. Because many are fluted, Daltons are are thought to be direct descendants of the Clovis point.

Early Archaic, 10,000 - 9,200 B.P.
L 9.0 cm W 2.5 cm
Burlington Chert Chert
Lee Co., Arkansas
Underrated at G-7

A medium size lanceolate point or knife with convex blade edges, rounded shoulders and expanded, "eared" base.


COA - James V. Fisher


Early Archaic, 10,000 - 9,200 B.P.
L 3-3/8" W 1-1/8"
Heavily Patinated Burlington Chert
Jersey County, Illinois

Dalton - Serrated
L 2-5/8" W 1"
Burlington Chert


Baker COA

Dalton - Fluted
Early Archaic, 10,000 - 9,200 B.P.
L 1.83" W .95"
Tan-Brown Chert
Found in Morgan County, Missouri

A medium size lanceolate point or knife with convex blade edges, rounded shoulders and expanded, "eared" base. Lateral and basal edges are heavily ground and basal thinning is present. Cross-section is lenticular and flaking is by pressure. Re-sharpenings have reduced the original size of the blade. Partial fluting on this example.


Other Side

COA - Western Typology
Benjamin E. Stermer

Early Archaic, 10,000 - 9,200 B.P.
L 2.26" W 1.07
Clay County Arkansas, Bailey's Chert

Overstreet 10 p. 715 - Midwestern to Southeastern states. A medium to large size, thin, auriculate, fishtailed point. Many are finely serrated and exhibit excellent flaking. Beveling may occur on one side of each face but is usually on the right side. All have basal grinding. This type spread over most of the eastern and Midwestern U.S. and strongly influenced many types to follow.

Dalton - Greenbrier
Early Archaic, 9500 B.P.
L 3.39" W 1.22"
Dover Chert
Found in Stewart Co., Tenn.
ex-John Sisk col.

A large dart/knife form that has had two or three re-sharpenings that have reduced the size of the blade considerably.

A medium to large size, auriculate form with a concave base and drooping to expanding auricles.  Many examples are serrated, some are fluted on both sides and all have basal grinding. Re-sharpened examples are usually beveled on the right side of each face although left side beveling does occur. Thinness and high quality flaking is evident on many examples. This early type spread over most the U.S. and strongly influenced many other types to follow. Overstreet 10 p. 379

Greg Perino COA. - Collectors grade.

Early Archaic, 10,000 - 9,200 B.P.
L 2.85" W 1.04"
Tan-Brown Chert
Found in Carrolton Co. MO

Early Archaic, 10,000 - 9,200 B.P.
L 2-1/4" W 7/8"
Boone Flint
Pushmataha Co, Oklahoma

Found by Rusty Schwart in February of 2011 while walking his dog, in Antlers, Oklahoma along the Kiamichi River.




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