Name Details:
Named By: Floyd Painter
Named For:  Angelico River, Virginia
Date Identified:  1964
Type Site:
Cluster: Kirk Corner Notch Cluster

Cultural Period:          
Glacial Period:           
9,500 - 8,000 B.P.
Early Archaic
Early to Middle Holocene

Outline is Representative of Size and Shape:

Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a thin medium triangular corner notch point with a thin elliptical to flattened cross section.  The blade is primarily straight, but may vary to slightly excurvate to slightly incurvate on re-sharpened examples.  Beveling and serrations are commonly seen on the blade and may be more prevalent on re-sharpened examples.  The shoulder may range from slightly barbed to having a slight upward angle.  The stem is expanding with a slightly concave base.  This point is commonly well made and has a random flaking pattern.

Size Measurements:  Total Length - 35 to 60 mm, Stem Length - 4 to 8 mm,  Blade Width - 25 to 38 mm,  Stem Width at Base - 17 to 30 mm (***based on small sample size***)
















































Distribution Comments:
This point is primarily found on the Piedmont of Virginia, North Carolina and into South Carolina, and into the coastal regions of those states.
Similar Points:
Charleston, Halifax, MacCorkle, Palmer, Waratan
Related / Associated Points:

Additional Comments:

These points are similar, if not the same, as the Decatur points found in the Ohio River Valley and into the Tennessee River Valley.  Hranicky (2011) hypothesize that this type was developed in southern Virginia and migrated to the Ohio River Valley where it evolved into The Decatur type.
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Pictures Provided By:
Robert Morlino
As Illustrated by Hranicky (2011)

References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

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Other points in this Cluster:
Amos, Charleston Corner Notch, Decatur, Kirk Corner Notch, Palmer, Pine Tree Corner Notch, Stilwell

Point Validity:  Valid Type

Painter is a respected Archaeologist who spent decades documenting Paleo to post-contact cultures in Virginia Region.  This type was named in a professional publication and has had many professional references since that time.  This point is considered a valid type.






Age Details:
Angelico Projectile Point, Angelico Arrowhead