Projectile Point Identification Guide

Alphabetical Listing of North America Projectile Points

         D       F       H       J    K    L       N    O       Q       S          V       X       Z 

 

 

 

 

Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Backstrum
(More Information Needed)
       
Badin Triangle Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Badland Knife Woodland Varies Other Valid Type
Baird Beveled Blade
AKA for Tortugas
Triangular Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic AKA Type
Bajada Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Baker Stemmed to Bifurcated Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Bakers Creek Expanding Stem Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Bald Mountain
Borax Lake Varent
      More Information Needed
Bandy Basal Notch Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Banks
AKA for Nodena Banks
Ovoid Medium Late Mississippian AKA Type
Barbeau
AKA for Ferry
Expanding Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic AKA Type
Barbee Corner Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Barber Lanceolate Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Bare Creek
AKA for Gatecliff Split Stem
Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Sub-type or AKA for Gatecliff Split Stem
Bare Island Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Barnes
AKA: Cumberland Barnes
Auriculate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Barreal Stemmed Small Early Archaic Provisional Type
Barry Basal Notch Large Middle Archaic Discontinued type - Re-sharpened Smith type
Basal Double Tang Stemmed Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Bascom
AKA: Rocker Blade
Contracting Stem Large Late Archaic Collector Type
Base Tang Knife Basal Notch Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Basketmaker II
AKA for San Pedro
Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic AKA Type
Basketmaker III
AKA for Trujillo
Expanding Stem Small Developmental AKA Type
Bassett   Contracting Stem Small Mississippian / Late Pre-History Valid Type
Bat Cave Lanceolate Small Late Paleo Valid Type
Bat Wing
AKA for Hillsborough
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic AKA Type
Bayou Goula
AKA: Bayougoula
Expanding Stem Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Beachum Stemmed Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Beacon Island Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Bear Stemmed Medium to Large Norton Tradition Valid Type
Bear River Side Notch Small Late Developmental to Classic Valid Type
Beaver Lake
AKA: Cumberland Un-Fluted
Auriculate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Becker Corner Notch Medium Early Archaic Provisional Type
Beekman Triangle Small Middle Archaic Valid Type
Belen Lanceolate Small Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Belknap Contracting Stem Medium Woodland Valid Type
Bell Basal Notch Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Bella Vista
(Need More Information)
Basal Notch Medium   More Information Needed
Benjamin Lanceolate Medium to Large Woodland Valid Type
Bennington
AKA: Quailtail
Corner Notch Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Benton Expanding Stem Medium to Very Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Benton Auriculate / Notched Base
AKA for Buzzard Roost Creek
Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic AKA Type
Benton Blade Triangle Medium to Large Middle Archaic Preform Type
Benton Bottleneck Expanding Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Sub-type of Benton
Benton Broad Stem Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Benton Double Notch Expanding Stemmed Large to Very Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Benton Narrow Blade Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Sub-Type for Benton
Berclair
AKA: Early Side Notch
Expanding Stem Medium Transitional Paleo Provisional Type
Besant Side Notch Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Big Creek Corner Notch Small to Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Big Sandy Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Big Sandy Broad Base Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Big Sandy Contracting Base / Big Sandy Auriculate Bifurcated Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Big Sandy E Notch
AKA: Key Notch
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Big Sandy Leighton Base
AKA: Leighton
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Big Slough Expanding Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Big Valley Stemmed Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Billings Double Spur Side Notch Small Historic Valid Type
Bitterroot Side Notch Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Black Creek
(Need More Information)
Ovoid Small to Medium Late Archaic Provisional Type
Black Mesa Expanding Stem Small or Medium Transitional Archaic to Basketmaker II Valid Type
Black Rock Lanceolate Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Black Sand
AKA for Godar
Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic AKA Type
Blevins Expanding Stemmed Small Mississippian Provisional Type
Bliss Type A Contracting Stem Small Developmental Valid Type
Bliss Type B Contracting Stem Small Developmental Valid Type
Bluff
AKA for Datil
Stemmed Small Late Archaic AKA Type
Boats Blade Ovoid Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Boggy Branch Type I Expanding Stem Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Boggy Branch Type II Expanding Stem Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Bokoshe
AKA Sallisaw Bokoshe
Expanding Stem Small Mississippian Valid Type
Bolar Mountain Triangle Small Woodland Provisional Type
Bolen Type 1 (Side Notch) Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Type 2 (Rocker Base) Corner Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Type 3 (Long Stem) Expanding Stem Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Type 4 (Corner Notch) Corner Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Ace Corner Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Recurve Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Bevel Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Extended Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen E-Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Bonham Stemmed Small Mississippian / Late Pre-History Valid Type
Bonito Side Notch Small Developmental (Pueblo II and III) Valid Type
Borax Lake Stemmed Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Bottleneck Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Bradford Expanding Stemmed Medium Woodland Valid Type
Bradley Spike Stemmed Small to Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Brandywine
(More Information Needed)
Corner Notch      
Brannon Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Brazo
AKA for Darl Stemmed
Stemmed Medium Middle Archaic AKA Type
Brazo Fishtail
AKA: Rodgers Side Hollow (San Patrice Varient)
Auriculate Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Breckenridge
AKA: Breckenridge Dalton
Auriculate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Brewerton Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Brewerton Corner Notch Corner Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Brewerton Eared Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Brewerton Eared Triangle Side Notch / Triangle Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Briar Creek
AKA for Guilford Stemmed
Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic AKA Type
Broad Corner Notch
AKA for Jack's Reef Corner Notch
Corner Notch Medium Woodland AKA Type
Broad River Stemmed Medium Woodland Valid Type
Brodhead Side Notch Side to Corner Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bronson Triangle Medium to Large Transitional Archaic to Pre-History Valid Type
Broward Stemmed to Expanding Stemmed Medium to Large Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Browns Valley Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Brunswick Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Buchanan Eared Auriculate Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Buck Creek Stemmed Medium
Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Buck Taylor Notch
AKA: Red Horn
Side Notch Small Historic Valid Type
Buck Garden
(More Information Needed)
    Woodland  
Buck Gully
Triangle Small Developmental Provisional Type
Bucks Lake Stemmed Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Sub-type for Borax Lake
Buffalo Expanding Stem Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Buffalo Gap Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Buffalo Stemmed Stemmed Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Buggs Island Stemmed Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Bulbar Stemmed Small Late Prehistory to Historic Valid Type
Bull Brook Auriculate Medium to Large Late to Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Bull Creek Triangle Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
Bullen Knife Side Notch Medium Woodland Collector Type
Bullhead Corner Notch Medium Late Archaic Collector Type
Bulverde Stemmed Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Burkett Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Burnt Bluff Corner Notch Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Provisional Type
Burroughs Ovoid Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Burwell Stemmed Small Late Archaic Valid Type
Buzzard Roost Creek
AKA Benton Auriculate
Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type