Guest article by Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs archaeologist Stephanie Soder.
Avery’s Rest contains archaeological evidence of 17th century and early 18th century colonial occupation. The due date for submission of proposals has been extended to 4 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
Note: In accordance with Gov. Carney’s Phase II plans for reopening the state, the five museums administered by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs are open for self-guided tours via reservation only. Go to the following for additional information.
Qualifications: We are looking for a self-motivated, outgoing volunteer who works well within a team and is able to complete assigned tasks in a timely and efficient manner. Knowledge and passion for history is a plus! Must be reliable, flexible, willing to learn, and attentive to detail. Ability to use a computer, learn proper techniques […]
Does the stem contract slightly in width toward the base? If yes, you have a Piney Island Point. 5000 B.C. – A.D. 1000. Most likely to date between 3000 B.C. and A.D. 500. If no, click here.
Does the stem contact sharply in width toward the base? If yes, you have a Poplar Island Point. 5000 B.C. – A.D.1000. If no, you have a generalized stemmed point that could date to any time period between 5000 B.C. and A.D. 800. Click here to identify another point.
Does the point have an unmodified lanceolate shape? If yes, it is a Fox Creek Lanceolate Point. A.D. 400 – 900 If no, you have some kind of lanceolate point that does not fit into any known categories and cannot be classified using this system. Click here to identify another point.
Does the point have parallel sides and deep corner notches? If yes, it is a Jack’s Reef Corner-Notched Point. A.D. 600 – 900 If no, click here.
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.
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 […]