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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Is the point triangular in shape? If yes, it is a Triangle Point. A.D. 1000-16000. If no, click here  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Woodland II Period (A.D. 1000 – 1600.) In many parts of the Middle Atlantic region the Woodland II Period is characterized by the development of settled village life supported by agriculture based on corn, beans, and squash. However, to date we have almost no evidence of any such developments in Delaware. Woodland II sites from […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Does the base of the stem have a shallow notch? If yes, it is a Stanley Point. (7000 B.C. – 6200 B.C) If no, click here.


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Archaic Period (6500 – 3000 B.C.). The Archaic Period is the most poorly known time period in all of Delaware prehistory, even though it is not the oldest. There are no well-preserved and excavated sites from this period in the state. Nevertheless, many projectile points from this time period have been found on the surface […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Does the point have broad and shallow side notches? If yes, it is a Fishtail Point. 1200 B.C. – 800 B.C. If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Is the point small (less than 1 inch long) with serrations and corner notches? If yes, it is a Amos Point. 8500 B.C. – 6500 B.C. If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Is the point large (more than 1 inch long)? If yes, it is a Kirk/Palmer Point. 8000 B.C.- 7000 B.C. If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Do the edges of the point have little teeth or serrations, and no notch in the base? If yes, it is a Kirk Stemmed Point (6200 B.C. – 6000 B.C.) If no, click here.  


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Is the stem narrow and straight or slightly tapered, and the blade triangular in shape? If yes, you have a Lehigh/Koens-Crispin Broadspear. 2500 B.C. – 1700 B.C. If no, you have a miscellaneous broad blade point that really does not fit into any known category and cannot really be dated. Click here to identify another […]


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Date Posted: Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

Does the point have a groove, or flute, removed from its base? If yes, you have a fluted point, and it is one of the oldest point types found in all of North America.  9500 B.C. – 9000 B.C. If no, click here.  


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