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Division to sponsor 14 special events during September 2019

Historical play on Caesar Rodney, Native-American programming and Chautauqua tent shows among the activities to be presented.




Celebrate Native American culture in downtown Dover, Del. on Sept. 2, 7 and 14, 2019

Spotlighting the Lenapé Indian Tribe of Delaware, events will include music, drumming, dancing, crafts and lectures.




Question 05

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

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 […]




Question 07

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.  




Question 08

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.  




Question 20

Does the point have deep corner notches If yes, it is a Charleston Corner-Notched Point. 8500 B.C. – 6500 B.C. If no, you have a generalized notched point that could be dated to any time period between 5000 B.C. and A.D. 1000 Click here to identify another point.




Question 13

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.  




Question 14

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.  




Question 24

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.





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