Projectile Point Identification Guide

Alphabetical Listing of North America Projectile Points

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Wacissa Stemmed Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Wade Expanding Stem to Basal Notched Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Wading River Stemmed Small Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Wadlow Lanceolate Large to Very Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Wahmuza
AKA: Shoshone Knife
Ovoid Medium to Large Developmental to Classic Valid Type
Waller Knife Side Notch to Stemmed Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Wallula Gap
Wallula Square Stem
Stemmed Small Developmental to Classic Valid Type
Walnut Canyon Side Notch Small Developmental to Late Prehistoric Provisional Type
Wanda Side Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Wapanucket Expanding Stem Medium to Very Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Waratan Side Notch Medium to Large Woodland Valid Type
Warito Corner Notch Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Warrick Corner Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Washington Side Notch Small Woodland Provisional Type
Washita Side Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Washita Peno Side Notch Small Mississippian Provisional Type
Wateree Stemmed Medium Early Woodland Collector Type
Watertown
Mansion Inn Variant
Contracting Stem Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Variant Type
Waubesa
AKA: Adena Waubesa
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Woodland Valid Type
Wayland Expanding Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Wealth Blade Ovoid Large to Very Large Developmental to  Historic Valid Type
Web Complex Blade Lanceolate Large Mississippian Provisional Type
Webster Side Notch Small Mississippian Provisional Type
Weeden Island
AKA: Safety Harbor Stemmed and Cooley
Contracting Stem Small Late Woodland Provisional Type
Weems Expanding Stem Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Wells
AKA: Adena Wells and Texas Kirk
Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Wells Bridge Corner Notch Corner Notch Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Wendover Expanding Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Westo Contracting Stem Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Whale Stemmed Medium to Large Northern Artic Tradition Valid Type
Wheeler Excurvate Lanceolate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Wheeler Expanded Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Wheeler Leaf Lanceolate Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type (Possible Pandora)
Wheeler Lanceolate
Wheeler Triangular
Lanceolate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Wheeler Recurvate Auriculate Small to Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
White Ferry Ovoid Large Early Woodland Collector Type
White Mountain Side Notch Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Provisional Type
White River Side Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
White Springs Stemmed Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Whiteshell Side Notch Side Notch Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Wildcat Canyon Ovoid Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Williams Corner Notch Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Willits Side Notch Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Wills Cove Stemmed Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Wilson
AKA: Early Stemmed
Expanding Stem Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Windust Type A Stemmed Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Windust Type B Stemmed Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Windust Type C Stemmed Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Winitu / Desert Redding
Side Notch Small to Medium Historic Cultural Type
Withlacoochee Auriculate Medium Late Paleo Collector Type
Woden Stemmed Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Wolf Creek Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Wolf Lake Contracting stem Small to Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Wray
AKA Pelican Lake Harder Variety
Basal Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic Collector Type
Wright
AKA: Cotaco Wright
Stemmed Medium Woodland Collector Type