Projectile Point Identification Guide

Alphabetical Listing of North America Projectile Points

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Sabinal Expanding Stem Small Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Sabine Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Collector Type
Sacaton Side Notch Small Developmental Collector Type
Safety Harbor Triangle Medium Woodland Valid Type
Saginaw
Pomranky Variant
Triangle Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Variant Type
Sahnish
AKA for Sonota
Side Notch Medium Developmental / Woodland AKA Type
Salado Side Notch Small Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Sallisaw Side Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Salmon River Fishtail Side Notch Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Salt River Expanding Stem Small to Medium Developmental / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Samantha
Dart and Arrow
Corner Notch Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
San Felipe Varies Small to Medium Late Prehistoric to Historic Production Type
San Gabriel Triangle Large to Very Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
San Jacinto Corner Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
San Jon Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Discontinued Type
San Jose Expanding Stem Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
San Patrice Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
San Patrice Geneill Variety
AKA: Geneill
Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
San Patrice Hope Variety
AKA: Hope
Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
San Patrice Keithville Variety
AKA: Keithville
Side Notch Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
San Patrice Leaf River Variety
AKA: Leaf River
Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
San Patrice St. Johns Variety
AKA: St. Johns
Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
San Pedro
AKA: En Medio, Hueco, and Basketmaker II
Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
San Rafael Side Notch Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
San Saba Knife Basal Notch Large to Very Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Sand Hill Stemmed Small Woodland Valid Type
Sand Mountain Triangle Small Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Sandia Type I Stemmed Medium Paleo Controversial / Problematic Type
Sandia Type II Stemmed Medium Paleo Controversial / Problematic Type
Santa Cruz Contracting Stem Small Developmental / Late Prehistoric Collector Type
Santa Fe
AKA: Dalton Santa Fe
Auriculate Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Sarasota Expanding Stem Medium Woodland Valid Type
Saratoga Broad Blade Stemmed Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Saratoga Expanding Stem Expanding Stem Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Saratoga Parallel Stem Stemmed Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Sattler Expanding Stem Small Developmental / Late Prehistoric Collector Type
Sauceda Side Notch Side Notch Small Classic / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Saugeen Expanding Stem Medium Woodland Valid Type
Sauvies Island Shoulder Notch Stemmed Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Classic Collector Type
Sauvies Island Hafting Notch Stemmed Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Classic Collector Type
Savage Cage Side Notch Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Savannah River Stemmed Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Savannah River Narrow Stem
AKA for Holmes
Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic Provisional Type
Savannah River Small Stemmed Small to Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Scallorn Corner Notch Small Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Scherschel Stemmed Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Schild Spike Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Schrugtown Side Notch Small Middle Mississippian Valid Type
Schustorm Side Notch Small Late Woodland to Mississippian False Type
Schuylkill Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Scottsbluff Type I Stemmed Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Scottsbluff Type II Stemmed Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Searcy
AKA: Rice Lanceolate
Stemmed Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Sedalia Lanceolate Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Sedgwick Lanceolate Medium to Large Middle to Late Paleo Valid Type
Seminole Stemmed Medium Middle to Late Archaic Collector Type
Sequoyah Expanding Stem Small Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type
Shadid Corner Notch Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Shaniko Stemmed Stemmed Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Collector Type
Shasta Complex
AKA for Yana (Gunther)
Basal Notch Small to Medium Developmental to Classic AKA for Gunther type
Shaunavon Truncated Base Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Shelby Ray / Fox Creek Stemmed Medium Woodland Valid Type
Shetley Lanceolate Small Mississippian Valid Type
Shiver Expanding Stem Expanding Stem Medium Archaic Valid Type
Shoals Creek Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Shoop Auriculate Medium Paleo Valid Type
Shoshone Knife
AKA for Wahmuza Knife
Ovoid Medium to Large Developmental to Classic AKA Type
Shumla Basal Notch Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Sierra Contracting Stem Contracting Stem Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Silent Snake
AKA for Northern Side Notch
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic AKA type
Silver Lake Stemmed Small to Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Simonsen Side Notch Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Simpson Auriculate Medium to Large Late Paleo Valid Type
Simpson Mustache Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Sinner Expanding Stem Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Siskiyou Side Notch
(More Information Needed)
       
Sitgreaves Serrated Side Notch Small Developmental / Prehistory Valid Type
Six Mile Creek Stemmed Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Collector Type
Sleightsberg Expanding Stem Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Smith Basal Notch Large to Very Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Smithsonia Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Snake Creek Blade Lanceolate Large to Very Large Late Archaic Collector Type
Snake River Corner to Basal Notch Small to Medium Late Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Snaketown Side Notch Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Snaketown Stemmed Stemmed Small Developmental Valid Type
Snaketown Triangle Triangle Small Developmental Valid Type
Snappit Triangle Triangle Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Snook Kill Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Snyder Corner Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Sobaipuri Triangle Small Developmental to Historic Cultural Type
Socorra Expanding Stem Medium Transitional Archaic Collector Type
Sonota
AKA: Deep Water and Sahnish
Side Notch Medium Developmental / Woodland Valid Type
Sorter's Bluff Corner Notch Small Late Archaic Provisional Type
South Appalachian Pentagonal Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
South Prong Creek Stemmed Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Southampton Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Spedis Lanceolate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Collector Type
Spedel
(More Information Needed)
       
Springly Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Squaw Mountain Side Notch Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Collector Type
Squibnocket Stemmed Stemmed Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Squibnocket Triangle Triangle Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
St. Albans Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Ste Anne
AKA: Varney
Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
St. Charles Dovetail
AKA: Dovetail
Corner Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
St. Croix Corner Notch Small Woodland Valid Type
St. Johns
AKA San Patrice St. Johns
Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic AKA Type
St. Helena Expanding Stem Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
St. Louis
AKA Clovis St. Louis
Lanceolate Medium to Large Paleo AKA type
St. Mary's Hall
AKA: Plainview Angostura and Miniature Plainview
Lanceolate Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
St. Marion / Rockwall Corner Notch Small Mississippian / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
St. Tammany Expanding Stem Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Standlee Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Stanfield Lanceolate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Stanislaus Stemmed Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Stanly Stemmed Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Stanly Narrow Stem Stemmed Medium Early to Middle Archaic Collector Type
Stark Contracting Stem Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Starr Triangle Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Starved Rock Lanceolate Lanceolate Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Steamboat Lanceolate Ovoid Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Steiner Stemmed Small Mississippian / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Stemmed Copena
AKA for Bakers Creek
Expanding Stem Small to Medium Woodland AKA type
Steuben Expanding Stem Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Steubenville Stemmed Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Stilwell Corner Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Stockton Corner Notch Corner Notch Small to Medium Developmental / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Stockton Curve Other Small to Medium Developmental / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Stockton Leaf Leaf Small to Medium Developmental / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Stockton Side Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Developmental / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Stockton Stemmed Stemmed Small to Medium Developmental / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Stone Square Stem Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Stott Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Stringtown Spurred Stem Stemmed Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Strong Barbed Auriculate Auriculate Medium Transitional Archaic to Classic Collector Type
Sublet Ferry Side Notch Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Sudden Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Sumter Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Susquehanna Bifurcated
AKA Susquehanna Valley
Expanding Stem / Bifurcated Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Susquehanna Broad Spear Expanding Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Susquehannock Triangle Triangle Small to Medium Mississippian Cultural Type
Sutter Contracting Stem
Gunther Variant
Contracting Stem Small Developmental to Classic / Late Prehistoric Gunther Variant
Suwannee Auriculate Medium to Large Late Paleo Valid Type
Swan Creek
Pomranky Variant
Triangle Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Pomranky Variant
Swan Lake Expanding Stem Small Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Swannanoa Stemmed Small Early Woodland Valid Type
Swanton Corner Notch Corner Notch Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Swatara Long
AKA: Savannah River Long
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Swift Current Fishtail Side Notch Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
Sykes Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Sylvan Lake Side Notch to Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type