Projectile Point Identification Guide

Alphabetical Listing of North America Projectile Points

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
MacCorkle
AKA: Large Bi-Face
Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Mackinaw
AKA: Aldridge
Corner Notch Medium to Large Woodland Site Specific
Macon
Stemmed Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Macpherson Expanding Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Mad River
AKA for Gunther
Basal Notch Small to Medium Developmental AKA Type
Mad Sheep Triangle Medium to Large Woodland Provisional Type
Madeline Dunes
AKA for Northern Side Notch
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic AKA / Site Specific Type
Madina Plano Point Contracting Stem Medium Late Paleo Valid Type
Madison Triangle Small Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Madison Side Notch Side Notch Medium Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Madonna Side Notch Small Classic - Historic Valid Type
Magic Mountain Corner Notch Corner Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Magic Mountain Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Mahaffey Ovoid Medium Transitional Paleo Collector Type
Mahkin Shoulder Lanceolate Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Mahomet / Zephyr Side Notch Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
MALA
(Middle Archaic Late Archaic)
AKA: Allendale
Middle to Late Archaic Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Malaga Cove Leaf
AKA: Chumash and Coastal Cottonwood
Ovoid Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
Maljamar Side Notch Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Mallory Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Manasota Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Collector Type
Manker Corner Notch Medium Woodland Valid Type
Mansion Inn
Colburn Variant
Stemmed Medium to Large Early Woodland Valid Type
Mansion Inn
Dudley Variant
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early Woodland Valid Type
Mansion Inn
Waterton Variant
Contracting Stem Large to Very Large Early Woodland Valid Type
Manzano Cave Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Maples Contracting Stem Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Marcos Corner Notch Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Marianna Lanceolate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo Exhausted Dalton
Marion
AKA: Florida Archaic Stemmed
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Marshall
AKA: Marshall Barbed,
Smithwick Small Stem,
Bluffton Barbed
Basal Notch Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Martindale
AKA: Martindale Fishtail
Corner Notch / Bifurcated Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Martis Side Notch Medium Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Marymount
AKA: Malaga Cove Stemmed
Stemmed Small Developmental - Late Prehistory Valid Type
Mason Contracting Stem Medium to Large Woodland Valid Type
Massard Expanding Stem Small Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Matamoros Triangle Small Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Matanzas Side Notch Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Maud Triangle Small Mississippian Valid Type
Mayacmas Corner to Side Notch Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Maybon
Gary Sub-type
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Sub-Type
Maynes Creek Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Provisional Type
McCarty Corner Notch Medium to Large Early Woodland Provisional Type
McConnell Lanceolate
AKA: Ohio Lanceolate
Lanceolate Medium to Large Late Paleo Valid Type
McCoy Expanding Stem Medium Middle Woodland Valid Type
McCurtain Side Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Provisional Type
McGillivray Expanding Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
McGloin Triangle Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
McIntire Expanding Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
McKean Lanceolate Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
McKee
AKA: Keel Scrapper
Ovoid Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
McWhinney Heavy Stem Stemmed Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Meadow Canyon Corner Notch
(More Information Needed)
       
Meadowood
AKA: Hodges (Michigan)
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Woodland Valid Type
Mehlville Basal Notch Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Mendocino Concave Lanceolate Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Merkle Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Merom Expanding Stem Small Late Archaic Valid Type
Merrimack Stemmed Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Merrybelle Bifurcated (Var. III) Bifurcated Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Merrybelle Corner Notch (Var. I) Corner Notch Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Merrybelle Side Notch (Var. II) Side Notch Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Mesa Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Mescal Knife
AKA: Agava Knife
Triangle Medium Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Meserve Lanceolate Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Metzal Lanceolate Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Michaud / Neponset Auriculate Medium to Large Late Paleo Valid Type
Mid Tang Knife Other Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Midland Auriculate Small to Medium Late Paleo Valid Type
Midland
Pomranky Variant
Triangle Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Pomranky Variant
Milanville Ground Side Notch
(More Information Needed)
Side Notch Medium Archaic  
Miller Lanceolate Lanceolate Medium to Large Paleo Provisional Type
Mills Side Notch Small Mississippian Provisional Type
Milnesand Lanceolate Medium Late Paleo Valid Type
Mimbre Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Mineral Springs Triangle Large Mississippian Valid Type
Minocqua Expanding Stem Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Mission Point
AKA for Guerrero
Triangle Small to Medium Historic AKA type
Modesto
AKA: Karnak Unstemmed
Ovoid Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Molalla
AKA for Gunther
Basal Notch Small to Medium Developmental AKA Type
Molly
AKA for Gunther
Basal Notch Small to Medium Developmental AKA Type
Monocacy Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Provisional Type
Monona Expanding Stem Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Monongahela Triangle Small Mississippian Cultural Type
Montell
AKA: Delia Notched Base
Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Montgomery Triangle Small Late Woodland Valid Type
Moosehide Triangular Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Mo-Pac Corner Notch Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Moran Stemmed Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Morhiss Stemmed Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Morrill Stemmed Medium Middle to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Morris Side Notch / Bifurcated Small Mississippian Valid Type
Morrow Mountain
Type I
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Morrow Mountain
Type II
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Morrow Mountain Round Base Ovoid Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Morrow Mountain Straight Base Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Morse Knife Lanceolate Large to Very Large Woodland Valid Type
Morton Lanceolate Ovoid Medium Woodland Cache Blade / Preform
Moss Ridge Side Notch
(More Information Needed)
       
Mostin Pentagonal Triangle Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Motley Expanding Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Mount Albion Expanding Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Mountain Fork Expanding Stem Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Mouse Creek Triangle Small to Medium Late Mississippian Valid Type
Moyock Stemmed Small to Medium Late Archaic Provisional Type
Mud Creek Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Mulberry Creek Stemmed Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Mule Ear
AKA for Columbia Mule Ear
Triangle Small to Medium Classic AKA Type
Mummy Cave Expanding Stem Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Mummy Cave Corner Notch Small Developmental Collector Type (?)
Muncy Contracting Stem Small to Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Mund Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late Woodland Valid Type
Munker's Creek Expanding Stem Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type