Projectile Point Identification Guide

Alphabetical Listing of North America Projectile Points

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Cache Creek Expanding Stem Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Cache River Side Notch Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cactus Hill Triangle Medium Pre-Paleo Provisional Type
Caddo Blade Ovoid Very Large Mississippian Collector Type
Cahokia Side Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Cairo Side Notch     More Information Needed
Calapooya
AKA: Calapooia, Kalapuya, Fern Valley
Stemmed Small Developmental to Historic Valid Type
Calcasieu Expanding Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Provisional Type
Calf Creek Basal Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Calvert Stemmed Small to Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Camas Creek
(More Information Needed)
Side to Corner Notch Small Developmental
Camas Valley
AKA for Gunther Barbed
Contracting Stem Small to Medium Developmental to Classic / Prehistoric to Historic AKA Type
Camden
Subtype for Gary Contracting Stem
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Gary Subtype
Camel Back Corner Notch Small Late Prehistoric / Developmental Valid Type
Cameron Triangle Small Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Camp Creek Triangle Small to Medium Early to Middle Woodland Valid Type
Camus Valley
Gunther Barbed Sub-type
Stemmed Small Developmental to Classic Collector Type
Canalino
AKA: Canalino Shallow Tail and Coastal Cottonwood
Triangle Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Candy Creek Auriculate Medium Early to Middle Woodland Valid Type
Canfield
AKA: Conodoquinet - Canfield
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Cape Point     More Information Needed
Cape Smyth Triangle Small to Medium Neoglacial Valid Type
Capron Triangle Small Woodland Provisional Type
Caracara Side Notch Small to Medium Late Prehistory Valid Type
Caraway Triangle Small Mississippian to Historic Valid Type
Carlsbad Corner Notch Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Carmichael
AKA for Avonlea Carmichael
Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental AKA Type
Carrizo Triangle Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Carrolton Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Carter Corner to Side Notch Medium to Large Woodland Provisional Type
Cascade Ovoid Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cascade Bi-Point
AKA: Kennewick
Ovoid / Bi-Point Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cascade Knife Ovoid Medium to Very Large Early to Middle Archaic Collector's Type
Cascade Shouldered Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Castroville Basal Notch Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Catahoula Stemmed Small to Medium Mississippian / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Catan Triangle to Ovoid Small Transitional Archaic to Late Prehistory Valid Type
Cattle Run Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Provisional Type
Cave Run     More Information Needed
Cave Springs Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Cedar Valley Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Cedral (Mexico)
AKA for Attica
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Transitional Archaic AKA Type
Chaco Corner Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Chadbourne Expanding Stem Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Channel Island Barbed Contracting Stem Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Charco Stemmed Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Chargin River Expanding Stem Large Early Archaic Provisional Type
Charleston Corner Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Chattahoochee Dalton Auriculate Medium Transitional Paleo Dalton Sub-Type
Cherokee Contracting Stem Medium Early Archaic Sub-Type of the Hells Gap
Cherry Gulch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Chesapeake Diamond Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Chesrow
AKA: Price
Auriculate Mediu, Transitional Paleo Sub-type for the Quad Point
Chesser Expanding Stem Medium Woodland Valid Type
Chesterfield Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Chestnut
AKA: Elk Garden
Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Provisional Type
Chignik Dart Stemmed Medium Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Chignik Lanceolate Lanceolate Medium Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Chignik Leaf Ovoid Medium to Large Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Chignik Side Notch Side Notch Medium Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Chignik Stemmed Stemmed Medium to Large Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Chilcotin Plateau
Corner Notch / Expanding Stem Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type in British Columbia
Collector Type in Oregon

Chindadn Triangle to Ovoid Small Paleo - Artic Tradition Valid Type
Chipola Bifurcated Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Chippean Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Provisional Type
Chiricahua Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Chocoville
AKA: Ashley Chocoville
Stemmed Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Choris Triangular Medium Choris Tradition Valid Type
Chuckatuck Side Notch to Auriculate Medium Transitional Paleo Provisional Type
Chumash
AKA for Malaga Cove
and
Coastal Cottonwood
Ovoid Small to Medium Developmental AKA Type
Church Hill Stemmed Medium Early Archaic Provisional Type
Cibolo Knife Stemmed Large Archaic Collector Type
Cienega
AKA: Tularosa
Corner to Basal Notch Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Cinmar
AKA: Laurel Leaf
Ovoid Large Paleo Provisional Type
Citrus Basal Notch Medium Early to Middle Woodland Valid Type
Citrus Side Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Classic Valid Type
Clagett Side Notch Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Clarksville Triangle Small Mississippian Valid Type
Clay Basal Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Clear Fork Gouge Triangle Medium to Large Archaic Valid Type
Clear Lake Side Notch Small Developmental to Classic Valid Type
Cleburne Ovoid Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Clements Triangle Small Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Cliffton
AKA: Foyle Flake
Contracting Stem Small Late Prehistory Preform for Perdiz
Clikapudi Corner to Side Notch Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Clovis Auriculate / Lanceolate Small to Large Paleo Valid Type
Clovis - Hazel
AKA: Hazel and Ross County
Auriculate / Lanceolate Medium to Large Paleo Sub-Type for Clovis
Hazel (Collectors Type)
Ross County (Valid Type)
Clovis - Colby
AKA: Colby
Lanceolate Medium to Large Paleo Sub-Type for Clovis
Clovis - St Louis
AKA: St. Louis
Lanceolate Medium to Large Paleo Sub-Type for Clovis
Clovis - Tulare Lake
AKA: Tulare Lake
Lanceolate Small to Medium Paleo Sub-Type for Clovis
Clovis Unfluted Auriculate / Lanceolate Small to Large Paleo Valid Type
Coahuila
AKA for Jora
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Coahuila (Collector's Type)
Jora (Provisional Type)
Coastview
AKA for Plainview
Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo AKA Type
Coastal Cottonwood
AKA for Canalino
Triangle Small Developmental AKA Type
Coastal Cottonwood Leaf
AKA for Malaga Cove
and Chumash
Ovoid Small to Medium Developmental AKA Type
Cobbs Triangle Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Coburn Lanceolate Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Mansion Inn / Wayland Notched Variant
Cody Knife Other Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Cogswell Contracting Stem Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Cohonina Triangle Medium Developmental Valid Type
Coker Knife
AKA: Will's Point
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Collector Type
Colbert
AKA: Massard
Expanding Stem Small Mississippian Valid Type
Colbert- Dalton
AKA: Dalton Square Base
Auriculate  Medium to Large  Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Colby
AKA: Clovis Colby
Lanceolate Medium to Large Paleo Valid Type
Sub-Type of Clovis point
Colburn
Mansion Inn Variant
Stemmed Medium to Large Early Woodland Valid Type
Cold Springs Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Coldwater Lanceolate Medium Late Paleo Valid Type
Cole's Mountain Triangle Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Collier Side Notch Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Collins Side Notch Small Woodland Valid Type
Columbia Expanding Stem Medium to Large Woodland Valid Type
Columbia Mule Ear
AKA: Mule Ear
Triangle Small Classic Valid Type
Columbia Plateau Expanding Stem Small to Medium Classic Valid Type
Conawago Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Provisional Type (may be same as, or sub-type of the Fox Creek type)
Conejo Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Conerly
AKA: Lively
Lanceolate Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Connestee Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Conodoquinet Canfield
AKA: Canfield
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Conrad Expanding Stem Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Contra Costa Contracting Stem Small to Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Convento Expanding Stem Small Prehistoric / Classic Provisional Type
Coosa Side Notch Side Notch Medium Woodland Valid Type
Coosa Stemmed Stemmed Medium Woodland Valid Type
Copena Lanceolate Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Copena Articulated Auriculate Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Copena Round Base Ovoid Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Copena Triangular
AKA: Florida Copena
Triangle Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Copper Stemmed (varies) Medium to Large Middle Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Copsey Bi-Point Ovoid Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type (possible re-worked Excelsior points)
Coquille Broad Neck Contracting Stem Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Coquille Knife Triangle to Lanceolate Medium Middle Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Coquille Narrow Neck Contracting Stem Small Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Corapeake Contracting Stem Small Woodland Valid Type
Cornelius Stemmed Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Corner Tang Knife Other Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Cortaro Triangle to Lanceolate Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Coryell
AKA: Texas Kirk and Large Stemmed Wells
Stemmed Medium Early to Middle Archaic Collector Type
Cossatot River Type A Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Cossatot River Type B Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Cotaco Blade Lanceolate Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Collector Type
Cotaco Creek Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Cotaco Wright
AKA for Wright
Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Collector Type
Cottonbridge Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cottonwood Leaf Ovoid Small Developmental to Historic Valid Type
Cottonwood Triangle Small Developmental to Historic Valid Type
Cougar Mountain Contracting Stem Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Covington Bi-Face Triangle to Ovoid Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cowhouse Slough Ovoid Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Crab Claw     Mississippian More Information Needed
Crawford Creek Expanding Stem Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Crawford Knoll Expanding Stem Small Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Cresap Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Crescent Knife Other Small to Medium Paleo Valid Type
Crescent Knife Other Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Creston Corner Notch Medium Woodland Valid Type
Crisp Ovoid Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Crooked Creek
(Indiana)
Stemmed Medium Terminal Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Crooked Creek Series
(Pennsylvania)
Varies   Middle Archaic Series of points from Crooked Creek area of Pennsylvania
Crowfield Lanceolate Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Culbreath Basal Notch Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Culpepper Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Cumberland Auriculate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Cumberland - Barnes
AKA for Barnes
Auriculate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Cumberland Un-fluted
AKA for Beaver Lake
Auriculate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Cuney Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Small Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Cupp Corner Notch Medium to Large Mississippian / Prehistoric Valid Type
Current River Corner Notch Small Mississippian Provisional Type
Cut Bank Jaw Notch Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Cypress Creek - Florida Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Cypress Creek Corner Notch to Expanding Stem Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type