Amos Projectile Point, Amos Arrowhead
Name Details:
Named By: Bettye J. Broyles
Named For:
Date Identified:  1971
Type Site: St. Albans Site, Kanawha County, West Virginia
Cluster:  Kirk Corner Notch Cluster

Commonly Utilized Material:
Cherts and jasper

Cultural Period:          
Glacial Period:           
9,500 - 9,000 B.P.
Early Archaic
Early Holocene

Outline is Representative of Common Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a small to medium triangular corner notch point with an elliptical cross section.  The blade is primarily straight and commonly serrated which may vary from fine to course serrations.  The shoulders are barbed with an expanding stem.  The base may vary from straight to convex with basal grinding present.  This point has a random flaking pattern.

Size Measurements:  Length - 21 to 42 mm (average 30 mm), Stem Length - 4 to 6 mm,  Blade Width - 12 to 26 mm (average 15 to 20 mm), Stem Width - 8 to 15 mm,  Neck Width - 5 to 12 mm,  Thickness - 7 to 15 mm (average 9 mm)















































Distribution Comments:
This point is primarily found in West Virginia and into Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.
Similar Points:
Charleston Corner Notched, Kirk Corner Notch, Lost Lake, Palmer, Thebes, Vestal, Vosberg
Related / Associated Points:

Additional Comments:

Other Websites with Detailed Information:


AMos Projectile Point
Pictures Provided By:
Ryan Calcagni

References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

23, 30
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Other points in this Cluster:
Charleston Corner Notched, DecaturKirk Corner Notch, Palmer, Pine Tree Corner Notch, Stilwell

Point Validity:  Valid Type

Broyles is a distinguished anthropologist who was a professor at many prestigious universities.  She is most known for her excavations at St. Albans Site in West Virginia.  This type was named in a professional publication and has many professional references.  This is a valid type.




Age Details:
This is part of the Early Archaic Phase I