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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Does the point have a broad blade, or a narrow blade? This question can be hard to answer because your point may fall in between the two examples shown above.  The best thing to do is pick which illustration looks most like your point. If broad blade, click here. If narrow blade, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Contact Period (A.D. 1600 – 1750.) The Contact Period is enigmatic cultural period of Delaware’s archaeological record which begins with the arrival of the first substantial numbers of Europeans and ends with the extermination of all but a few remnant communities of Native Americans. The Lenape were the main ethnic group living in Delaware at […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Is the stem broad and does it expand in width toward the base? If yes, it is a Susquehanna Broadspear. 2000 B.C. – 1500 B.C. If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Is the stem broad and does it expand in width toward the base? If yes, it is a Fox Creek. 400 A.D. – 900 A.D. If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Native American Projectile Point Classification Guide[/lead[ Is the stem broad, but not as broad in relation to the blade width as picture in the previous image of the Fox Creek Stemmed Point? Is it slightly tapered and the blade slightly convex in shape? If yes, you have a Savannah River Broadspear. 2500 B.C. – 170 […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Does the stem expand in width towards the base? If yes, it is a Pequea Point. 5500 B.C. – A.D. 800. Most are dated between 5500 B.C. and 2000 B.C. If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Does the point have parallel sides and a pentagon shape? If yes, it is a Jack’s Reef Pentagonal Point. A.D. 600 – 900 If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Native American Projectile Point Classification Guide The purpose of this guide is to provide a simplified system for the classification of projectile points found in Delaware. It is formulated as a series of questions about the artifact you want to classify. Sometimes the question is in multiple-choice form. Other times it is a yes/no choice. […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Is the stem straight with parallel sides? If yes, you have a Bare Island Point. 5000 B.C. – A.D. 1000.  Most likely to date between 3000 B.C. and A.D. 500. If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Woodland I Period (3000 B.C. – A.D. 1000). The Woodland I time period is one of profound culture change in prehistoric Delaware. The Archaic period oak-hemlock forests were replaced first by oak-hickory and then oak-chestnut forests which were exceptionally rich in food resources. In the southern parts of the state, oak-pine forests were more common. […]


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