Projectile Point Identification Guide

Alphabetical Listing of North America Projectile Points

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Abajo Expanding Stem Small Pueblo I and II Valid Type
Abasolo Ovoid Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Abbey Stemmed to Expanding Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Abbott Side Notch Corner Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Provisional Type
Abiquiu
(More Information Needed)
       
Acatita
AKA: Cedral (Mexico)
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Accokeek
Rossville Variant
 
Contracting Stem Small Early Woodland Variant type
Ace of Spades Expanding Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Adams County Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Adder Orchard Stemmed Medium Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Addison Micro-Drill Other Small to Medium Woodland to Mississippian Collector Type
Adena Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Adena Blade Ovoid Large Late Archaic to Woodland Preform Type
Adena Dickson
AKA for Dickson
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Adena Narrow Blade Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Adena Robins
AKA: Robins
Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Adena Snapped Base Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Collector Type
Adena Vanishing Stem Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Collector Type
Adena Waubesa
AKA for Waubesa
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland AKA Type
Adena Wells
AKA for Wells
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic AKA type
Affinis Snyder Corner Notch Medium Woodland Valid Type
Afton Corner Notch
AKA: Pentagonal Knife (Ohio River Valley)
Corner Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Afton Stemmed
AKA: Pentagonal Knife (Ohio River Valley)
Stemmed to Expanding Stem, Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Agate Basin Ovoid to Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Agava Knife
AKA for Mescal Knife
Triangle Medium Late Prehistoric to Historic AKA Type
Agee Corner Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Aguaje Triangle Small Developmental Valid Type
Ahsahka Side Notch Small Late Archaic Collector Type
Ahumada
AKA: Pindejo
Expanding Stemmed Small Developmental Valid Type
Ajacan Triangle Small Woodland Provisional Type
Alachua Stemmed Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Alamance Auriculate Medium Late Paleo Valid Type
Alamo Expanding Stemmed Large to Very Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Alapaha Contracting Stem
(More Information Needed)
Contracting Stem      
Alazan Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medieval Warm Late Prehistoric Provisional Type
Alba Expanding Stemmed Small to Medium Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Albany Spokeshave Side Notch Small to Medium Late Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Alberta Stemmed Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Albertson
(More Information Needed)
      Provisional Type
Albion Head
AKA: Mendocino Side Notch
Side Notch Medium Middle to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Alder Complex
AKA for Ruby Valley
Lanceolate Small to Medium Late Paleo AKA Type
Aldrich
AKA for Mackinaw
Corner Notch Medium to Large Woodland AKA type
Aleutian Curve Blade Stemmed to Side Notch Medium to Large Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Alkali Stemmed Small Developmental / Late Prehistory Valid Type
Allen
AKA for James "Jimmy" Allen
Lanceolate Medium Transitional Paleo AKA Type
Allendale
AKA: MALA (Middle Archaic Late Archaic)
Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Collector Type
(Most professional literature refers to these as MALA points, but the University of Tennessee has referenced this name)
Allison Expanding Stem Medium Woodland Provisional Type
Almagre Contracting Stem Medium to Larger Middle Archaic Valid Type
Alpine Ovoid Medium Archaic Provisional Type
Amargosa
(Elko Series)
Corner Notch Medium Transitional Archaic Cultural Type
Amargosa Type I
AKA for Ventana Amargosa
Stemmed Small to Medium Middle Archaic AKA Type
Ameila Triangular Medium to Large   Collector Type
Amos Corner Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Anagula Blade Ovoid Small to Medium Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Anaqua Corner Notch Small Transitional Archaic to Prehistoric Valid Type
Anderson Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Collector Type
Anderson Corner Notch (Canada) Corner Notch Medium Middle Woodland Valid Type
Anderson Corner Notch Corner Notch Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Andice Basal Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Angelico Corner Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Angostura Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Angostura Thrall
AKA for Thrall
Stem Medium to Large Early Archaic AKA Type
Angostura Victoria
AKA for Victoria
Stemmed Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Angostura Zella
AKA for Zella
Ovoid Medium to Large Late Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Annie Lake Lanceolate Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Ano Nuevo Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Ansell Side Notch Medium Early to Middle Woodland Valid Type
Antelope Corner Notch Medium Transitional Archaic Provisional Type
Anthon Triangle Small to Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Anzick Clovis Lanceolate Large Paleo Valid Type
Apache Triangle Small Historic Cultural Type
Appalachian Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Apple Blossom Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Apple Creek Corner Notch Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Appomattox Clovis Auriculate Medium to Large Paleo Site Specific
Archaic Knife Triangle Medium to Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Archaic Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Archaic Stemmed Stemmed Small to Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Archaic Triangle Triangle Small to Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Archusa Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic Provisional Type
Arden Corner Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Arenosa
AKA for Langtry Arenosa
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic AKA Type
Arkabutla Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Arledge Contracting Stem Neoglacial Late Archaic Provisional Type
Armadillo Contracting Stem     More Information Needed
Armijo Side Notch / Auriculate Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Armstrong Corner Notch Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Arredondo Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Ashley Stemmed Small Mississippian Valid Type
Ashley Chocoville
AKA: Chocoville
Stemmed Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Ashtabula Expanding Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Atalissa Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Athapap Lanceolate Lanceolate Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Athapaskan Notched Side Notch Small Athapaskan Culture Valid Type
Athapaskan Stemmed
AKA for Kavik Stemmed
Contracting Stem to Stemmed Small Athapaskan Culture AKA Type
Atlantic Phase Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Atlatl Valley Triangle Small to Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Aucilla River       Collector Type
Augustin Contracting Stem Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Austin Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Autauga Expanding Stem Small Early Archaic Valid Type
Aux Arc Expanding Stem Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Avery Island       More Information Needed
Avonlea Carmichael
AKA: Carmichael
Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental Valid Type
Avonlea Gull Lake
AKA: Gull Lake
Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental Valid Type
Avonlea Timber Ridge
AKA: Timber Ridge
Side Notch Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental Valid Type
Awatovi Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Axtel
AKA: Penny Point
Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Ayampitn
(More Information Needed)
       
Aztec
More Information Needed)
Contracting Stem