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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

Late Archaic
3,000 B.P. to 5,000 B.P.

Beacon Island Point, Tennessee
Late Archaic, 4000 - 3000 B.P.
L 2.13" W .90"
Gray and light brown chert.
Sumner County, Tennessee

Southeastern States. A small to large size triangular point with a bulbous stem. Shoulders are usually well defined and can be barbed. - Overstreet 10 p.343

Beekman Triangular
Late to Terminal Archaic, 4800 - 4500 B.P.
L .78" W .73" Quartz
Found in a garden in Charlestown R.I.

Northern Pennsylvania into New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. A small size, short, triangular point with a broad, straight to concave base. Bases are ground. - Overstreet 10 p. 113











Late Archaic to Development Phase, 3500 - 1200 B.P.
Blackrock Desert NV.

1-5/16" x 7/8"
Finder - Ray Mudge in the 60's

From late Archaic period around 1500-1300 B.C. into the intermediate period A.D. 600-700.

The Black Rock Desert is a dry lake bed and the surrounding endorheic basin in northwestern Nevada in the United States. The flat expanse of dry lake, or playa, is a remnant of the prehistoric Lake Lahontan, which existed between 18,000 and 7,000 BC during the last ice age. During the lake's peak around 12,700 years ago, the desert floor was under approximately 500 ft (150 m) of water. Black Rock is the site of the annual Burning Man festival. It is the largest event that occurs there.  Overstreet 10 p. 1018                           

Late Archaic to Woodland, 4500 - 2500 B.P.
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection

L 3.07" W 1.07"

Southeastern U.S.? - A Motley variant. Medium to large size expanded stem to widely corner notched point with strong barbs. The blade edge and base are convex to straight. Overstreet 10 p. 392

Late Archaic, 4000 - 2500 B.P.
L 3.88" W 1.28"

Midwestern states. The Etley site is in Calhoun Co., IL. A large, narrow blade with an angular point, recurved blade edges, a short expanded stem and a straight to slightly convex base. Shoulders usually expand but have a tendency to point inward toward the base. - Overstreet 10, p726

Late Archaic, 4500 - 3500 B.P.
Found in Boone County Missouri by Jim Bruce
L 1.94" W 1.30"
Illinois, Missouri into Wisconsin. A medium to large size, sturdy, narrow to wide, side notched point with a straight base and parallel sides. Some examples show parallel flaking. Black Sand points are now typed as Godar points. - Overstreet 10 p.734

Mid to late Archaic, 7000 - 5000 B.P.
Boone County Missouri
L 3" W 1-3/16

Associated with the Old Copper & Red Ochre culture. A medium to large side notched point with concave base and parallel to convex sides. - Overstreet 10 p.745


Bennett COA

Mid to late Archaic, 7000 - 5000 B.P.
Whiteside County, Illinois
L 1.19" W .74"


Late Archaic, 3000 - 1500 B.P.
L 1 1/4" W 3/4"

West Arizona into the Great Basin. A small to medium size side notched point with a straight to concave base. Shoulders are tapered to horizontal. - Overstreet 10 p. 861

Reportedly found in Arizona

Late Archaic to Woodland, 4500 - 2500 B.P
Origin: Independence County, Arkansas
Material: Penters Chert
Measurment: L 2-3/4"  W 1"
Grade: 7.5

Notation: From the middle Archaic to Woodland period. From the Ex collection of Johnny Parnell

Southeastern states. A medium to large size, expanded stemmed to widely corner notched point with strong barbs, The blade edges and the base are convex to straight. Similar to Epps which has a straight base. - Overstreet 10 p. 448

Baker COA

Late Archaic, 400 - 250 B.P.
L 2.13" W .84"

Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, into Arkansas & Missouri. A large size, narrow knife forms with broad to narrow side notches and a short, convex to a long tapered stem that can be pointed to rounded. Related to Harahey Knife.

Found in McLennan County. A personal find by Sal Gonzales Jr.

Overstreet 10 p. 634

Late Archaic to Woodland, 4,500 - 2,500 B.P..
L 2.82" W 1.91". Thin at 3/16".
Benton Co in northwest TENNESSEE.
Dark with river staining. Old tip damage.

Southern states. A medium to large size, broad, well barbed, stemmed point. Some examples appear to be basal notched. The blade is straight to convex. The stem is straight to expanding or contracting. On some samples, the barbs almost reach the base and are rounded to pointed. Has been found with Motley points in caches. - Overstreet 10 p. 502

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