Projectile Point Identification Guide

Alphabetical Listing of North America Projectile Points

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Packard Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Padre Ovoid Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Page - Ladson Auriculate Medium Paleo Provisional Type
Painted Rock Valley Triangle Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Paisano Side Notch Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Palmer
AKA Small Kirk Corner Notch
Corner Notch Small Early Archaic Valid Type
Palmillas Expanding Stem Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Panamint Ovoid
(More Information Needed)
       
Panamint Stemmed
(More Information Needed)
       
Pandale
AKA: Pandale Twisted Blade
Expanding Stem Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Pandora Lanceolate Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Panoche Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Papago Triangle Small Developmental to Historic Cultural Type
Paris Island Expanding Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Park Point
AKA for Gypsum Cave
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic AKA type
Parkdale
AKA for Oxbow
Bifurcated Small to Medium Middle Archaic AKA type
Parkhill Auriculate Lanceolate Medium to Large Paleo Site Specific
Parman Stemmed Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Parowan Basal Notch Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
Pasco Knife Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Paskapoo
Plains Side Notch Variant
Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Patrick Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Small to Medium Late Archaic Provisional Type
Patrick Henry Corner Notch Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Patrick's Point
(More Information Needed)
       
Patuxent Expanding Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Provisional Type
Pedernales Bifurcated Medium to Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Pee Dee Triangle Small to Medium Late Woodland Valid Type
Peisker Diamond Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Woodland Valid Type
Pekisko
Plains Side Notch Variant
Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Pelican Aurticulate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Pelican Lake
Corner Notch Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Pelican Lake Harder Variety
AKA for Wray
Basal Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic AKA type / Collector type
Pelona Ovoid Small Middle Archaic Valid Type
Penns Creek Corner Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Pentagonal Knife
AKA for Afton
Corner Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic AKA type
Penwah Slough Stemmed Small to Medium Late Prehistoric / Mississippian Collector Type
Pequea Expanding Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Perdiz
AKA: Nopal Point
Contracting Stem Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Perkiomen Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Petalas Blade Ovoid Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Pickwick Stemmed Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Piedmont Northern Variety Stemmed Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Pigeon Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Woodland Valid Type
Pike County Auriculate Large Late Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Pine Tree Corner Notch Corner Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Pinellas Triangle Small Late Mississippian to Historic Valid Type
Piney Island Stemmed Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Pinto Basin Barbed Shoulder Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Pinto Basin Sloping Shoulder Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Pinto Basin Square Shoulder Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Pinto Basin Shoulderless Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Pinwah Contracting Stem Small to Medium Late Prehistoric Collector Type
Pipe Creek Expanding Stem Small to Medium Woodland / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Piqunin Side Notch Small Historic Collector Type
Piscataway Contracting Stem Small to Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Pisgah Triangle Small Mississippian Valid Type
Pismo
AKA for Rabbit Island
Contracting Stem Small Transitional Archaic / Developmental AKA Type
Plains Side Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Classic to Historic Valid Type
Plains Triangle Triangle Small Classic to Developmental Valid Type
Plainview Angostura
AKA for Levi
Aurticulate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo AKA Type
Plainview Golondrina
AKA for Golondrina
Auriculate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo AKA Type
Plainview Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Plateau Pentagonal
AKA: Wasco Knife
Triangle Medium Historic Valid Type
Plevna
St. Charles Dovetail Variant
Corner Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Variant type
Plott Short Stem Stemmed Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Poag Stemmed
(More Information Needed)
    Late Archaic  
Pocola Side Notch / Bifurcated Small Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type
Pogo Stemmed Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Point of the Pines Side Notch Small Developmental / Late Prehistoric Provisional Type
Point Sal Barbed Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Provisional Type
Pomranky Triangle Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Pontchartrain Type I Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Pontchartrain Type II Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Poplar Island Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Port Maitland Side Notch Small Middle Woodland Valid Type
Posey Expanding Stem        
Potomac Triangle Triangle Small Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type
Potts Stemmed   Middle Woodland Valid Type
Prairie Side Notch Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Price Ranch Triangle Medium Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Priest Rapids Corner Notch Medium Transitional Archaic Collector Type
Pryor Auriculate Medium to Large Mountain Paleo Valid Type
Pueblo Side Notch Side Notch Small Classic to Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Pulaski Corner Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Putman Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type