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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

Woodland Points
1300 B.P. to  3,000 B.P.

Adena

Carter County, Kentucky - Ex - Connelly Collection
High Grade Boyle Chert
L 2-13/16" W 1 1/4"
L
ate Archaic to Late Woodland, 3000 - 1200 B.P.


Jackson COA

Eastern to Southeastern states. A medium to large, thin, narrow to broad rounded "beaver tail" stem. Bases can be ground. - Overstreet 10 p. 332

Adena Robbins
Late Archaic to Late Woodland, 3000 - 1200 B.P.
L 1.35" W .83"
2 tone tan chert
Found in Franklin County, Ohio

The Adena culture was a cluster of many Native American villages that existed about 500-100 B.C. in the central and southern parts of Ohio. The communities were located along the Ohio River, which made it possible for them to travel by canoe and do a lot of trading.

The Adena culture eventually declined and was replaced by the Hopewell culture, which lasted to around 500 A.D.

Adena
Late Archaic to Late Woodland, 3000 - 1200 B.P.
3 Tone Brown Chert
Lafayette County, Arkansas

L 2-5/8"

Eastern to Southeastern states. A medium to large, thin, narrow to broad rounded "beaver tail" stem. Bases can be ground. - Overstreet 10 p. 332

Adena Knife
Late Archaic to Late Woodland, 3000 - 1200 B.P.

Whiteside County Illinois

3.75" in length.

Eastern to Southeastern states. A medium to large, thin, narrow to broad rounded "beaver tail" stem. Bases can be ground. - Overstreet 10 p. 332

Adena-Snap Base Point
Late Archaic to Late Woodland, 3000 - 1200 B.P.

Flint Ridge point from Knox co Ohio. This point measures 2 1/4'' long by 1 1/8'' wide. This point has some of the finest colors you will see. There are lots of purple and golden hues. The base appears to have anciently been reworked. - Overstreet 10 p. 332

Adena - Long Stemmed
Late Archaic to Late Woodland, 3000 - 1200 B.P.
 

L 2.31" W .92"

Eastern to Southeastern states. A medium to large, thin, narrow to broad rounded "beaver tail" stem. Bases can be ground. - Overstreet 10 p. 332

Jackson COA

Apple Creek
Late Woodland, 1700 - 1500 B.P.
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection

L 1.27" W .66"

Kansas, Missouri & Illinois. A medium point with an expanded stem. Barbs are short to moderate. Bases are convex, straight or concave. Overstreet 10 p. 703

Big Creek
Later Archaic to early Woodland period, 3500 - 2500 B.P.
Arkansas
Crowley's Ridge Cobble
L 2-1/6"  x W 1-5/16"

A small to medium size, short, broad, corner notched point with a bulbous base. Believed to be related to Marcos points. - Overstreet 10 p. 531

Baker COA - Grade: 8

Bradford
Woodland to Mississippian, 2000 - 800 B.P.
Suwannee County, Florida
L 1-7/16" W 3/4"
Jasper Chert

Southern Southeastern states. A medium size, narrow, expanded stem point with tapered to rounded shoulders. Basal corners can also be rounded. Bases are straight to slightly convex. - Overstreet 10 p. 251

 

Darl Blade
Woodland, 2500 - 1000 B.P.
L 2.02" W .9"

Texas to Oklahoma. A medium to large size, thin, lanceolate blade with typical Darl flaking, fine edgework and a concave to straight base. - Overstreet 10 p. 564

Dickson
Woodland, 2500 - 1600 B.P.
Missouri
Burlington Chert
L 2.04" W 1.9"
Grade 7.5
Ex-Bob Herren collection


Baker COA

Midwestern states. Associated with the Hopewell culture. A medium to large size point with tapered shoulders and a contracting stem. High quality flaking and thinness is evident on most examples. - Overstreet 10 p. 722


Another Example

Dickson
Woodland, 2500 - 1600 B.P.
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection

L 2.39" W 1.31"

Midwestern states. Associated with the Hopewell culture. A medium to large size point with tapered shoulders and a contracting stem. High quality flaking and thinness is evident on most examples.

Overstreet 10 p. 722

Ensor
Late Archaic to Early Woodland, 4000 - 1500 B.P.
L 2.27" W .85"
Coryell County, Texas - Near the Leon River
Black Owl Creek Chert - Found by J. Kuzenka
Ex Bill Arnold, Ex Rick Coleman

A medium to large size, thin, well made corner notched point with a concave, convex or straight base. Some examples are serrated and sharply barbed and tipped. - Overstreet 10 p. 575

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ensor
Late Archaic to Early Woodland, 4000 - 1500 B.P.
L 1.97" W .90"

A medium to large size, thin, well made corner notched point with a concave, convex or straight base. Some examples are serrated and sharply barbed and tipped. - Overstreet 10 p. 575


Another Example
L 1.97" W .88"
Wilson County, Texas

Flint Creek Point Type
Late Archaic to Woodland, 3500 - 1000 B.P.
L 2.44" W .99"
Franklin Co., Alabama

A medium to large size, narrow, serrated, expanded stem point. Shoulders can be horizontal, tapered or barbed. Base can be expanded, parallel sided or rounded. Southeastern and Gulf states. - Overstreet 10 p. 395

Gary
Late Archaic to Woodland period, 3200 - 1000 B.P.
Arkansas
Novaculite
L 2-3/8" x W 1-3/16"
 


Baker COA - Grade:7.5

Mississippi to Oklahoma. A medium size, triangular point with a medium to long, contracted, pointed to rounded stem. Rarely, the base is straight. Similar to Adena but thinned more. - Overstreet 10 p. 587

Gary
Late Archaic to Woodland period, 3200 - 1000 B.P.
1-7/8"
Redish Chert

Mississippi to Oklahoma. A medium size, triangular point with a medium to long, contracted, pointed to rounded stem. Rarely, the base is straight. Similar to Adena but thinned more. - Overstreet 10 p. 587

Lafayette County, Arkansas

Gary
Late Archaic to Woodland period, 3200 - 1000 B.P.
1-5/8"
2 Tone Chert
Lafayette County, Arkansas

Mississippi to Oklahoma. A medium size, triangular point with a medium to long, contracted, pointed to rounded stem. Rarely, the base is straight. Similar to Adena but thinned more. - Overstreet 10 p. 587

Gary
Late Archaic to Woodland period, 3200 - 1000 B.P.
Boone County, Texas
 Novaculite
1-7/8"L x 1-3/16"W

Found by Albert Adams in Texas.

A medium size, triangular point with a medium to long, contracted, pointed to rounded stem. Shoulders are usually tapered. Cross-section is lenticular and flaking is by pressure.
Similar to Adena but thinned more. - Overstreet 10 p. 587


Baker COA -Grade: 7

Hopewell
Woodland 2500 - 1500 B.P.
L 2.68" W 1.58

Midwestern to Eastern States. A large size, broad, corner notched point that is similar to Snyders. - Overstreet 10 p.751

The Hopewell Tradition flourished along rivers in the northeastern and Midwestern United States from 200 BC to 500 AD. The Hopewell tradition was not a single culture or society, but a widely dispersed set of related populations, which were connected by a common network of trade routes known as the Hopewell Exchange System.

Hopewell
Woodland 2500 - 1500 B.P.
Dade County, Georgia
L 1-3/4"

Midwestern to Eastern States. A large size, broad, corner notched point that is similar to Snyders. - Overstreet 10 p. 448

Note from Seth Gill the finder: I found these arrowheads in the 1950's on my farm in Dade County Georgia when we planted corn in the spring. That was our fun on a slow day. I had them wrapped in paper and stored in tin molasses cans. I have found over 4000 in 57 years of farming along Lookout Creek and I am just now starting to go thru them and I'm reliving my younger years with my great kids.

Hopewell
Woodland 2500 - 1500 B.P.
L 1.71" W 1.23"
Dade County, Georgia

Midwestern to Eastern States. A large size, broad, corner notched point that is similar to Snyders. - Overstreet 10 p. 392

Note from Seth Gill, the finder: I found these arrowheads in the 1950's on my farm in Dade County Georgia when we planted corn in the spring. That was our fun on a slow day. I had them wrapped in paper and stored in tin molasses cans.

Knight Island
Late Woodland, 1500 - 1000 B.P.
Clay County, Arkansas
L 1 3/16"      W 15/16"

Southwestern states. A small to medium size, very thin, narrow, side-notched point with a straight base. Overstreet 10 p.611

Nicely made point worth more than purchase price.

Limestone - Cumberland River
Late Archaic to Early Woodland, 5000 - 2000 B.P.
Kentucky Hornstone.
L 2.13" x W 1.16"
Stewart County, TN.
 

Southeastern states. A small to medium size, triangular stemmed point with an expanded, concave base and barbed to tapered shoulders. Blade edges are concave, convex or straight. - Overstreet 10 p. 432

Marcos
Late Archaic to Woodland, 3500 - 1800 B.P.
L 1.25" W 1.41"

Texas to Oklahoma. A small to medium size, broad, corner notched point with an expanded stem. The blade edges are straight to recurved. Many examples have long barbs and a sharp pointed tip. Bases are convex, straight or concave. - Overstreet 10 p. 619

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

North Blade / Un-notched Snyder's point
Woodland, 2200 - 1600 B. P.
L 2.70" W 1.74"
Found in Boone County Missouri by Jim Bruce
 
Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, & surrounding states. A large, thin, elliptical, broad well made blade. Usually found in caches and is related to the Snyder's Point of the Hopewell culture. Believed to be un-notched Snyder's point. - Overstreet 10 p. 455

 Rice Lobbed / Possible MacCorkle
Early Archaic 9000 - 5000 B.P.
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection

 L 2.49"  W 1.67"
 

Midwestern to Northwestern states. Medium to large bifurcated to lobbed base. Slight barb nicks.

Overstreet 10 p.472

Scallorn
Woodland to Mississippian, 1300 - 500 B.P.
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection

L .91" W .51"

Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas into Missouri. A small size, corner notched arrow point with a flaring stem. Bases and bladed edges are straight, concave or convex and many examples are serrated. Overstreet 10 p. 784

Snyders (Hopewell)
Woodland, 2500 - 1500 B.P.
L 2.00"

Midwestern to Eastern states. A medium to large broad, thin, wide corner notched point of high quality. Blade edges and base are convex. Many bases have intentionally been fractured. - Overstreet 10 p. 484

Found by David Menz in Scott County Missouri

 


Another

Snyders (Hopewell)?
Woodland, 2500 - 1500 B.P.
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection

L 2.26" W 1.32"

Midwestern to Eastern states. A medium to large broad, thin, wide corner notched point of high quality. Blade edges and base are convex. Many bases have intentionally been fractured. Overstreet 10 p. 484

*Perfect in all respects; no dings or Knicks.

Snyders (Hopewell)
Woodland, 2500 - 1500 B.P.
L 1.69" W 1.27"
Found in Boone County Missouri by Jim Bruce
 
Midwestern to Eastern states. A medium to large broad, thin, wide corner notched point of high quality. Blade edges and base are convex. Many bases have intentionally been fractured. - Overstreet 10 p. 484

Spokeshave
Woodland, 3000 - 1500 B.P.

Found on the Cumberland River in Trigg County, KY. Kentucky Hornstone

A medium to large size stemmed tool used for scraping. - Overstreet 10 p.486

Waubesa
Woodland, 2500 - 1500 B.P.
Ex-Stagecoach Lane Collection

L 2.42" W .94"

Midwestern to Southeastern United States. Associated with the Hopewell culture. A medium to large, narrow, thin, well made point with a contracting stem that is rounded or pointed. Blades are convex to recurved. shoulders are squared or near pointed.

Overstreet 10 p. 808


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