Projectile Point Identification Guide

Contracting Stem Projectile Points of North America

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Acatita
AKA: Cedral (Mexico)
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Accokeek
Rossville Variant
 
Contracting Stem Small Early Woodland Variant type
Adena Dickson
AKA for Dickson
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Adena Vanishing Stem Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Collector Type
Adena Waubesa
AKA for Waubesa
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland AKA Type
Adena Wells
AKA for Wells
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic AKA type
Alapaha Contracting Stem
(More Information Needed)
Contracting Stem      
Almagre Contracting Stem Medium to Larger Middle Archaic Valid Type
Ano Nuevo Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Arenosa
AKA for Langtry Arenosa
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic AKA Type
Arledge Contracting Stem Neoglacial Late Archaic Provisional Type
Armadillo Contracting Stem     More Information Needed
Atlantic Phase Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Augustin Contracting Stem Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Aztec
More Information Needed)
Contracting Stem      
Bascom
AKA: Rocker Blade
Contracting Stem Large Late Archaic Collector Type
Bassett   Contracting Stem Small Mississippian / Late Pre-History Valid Type
Bat Wing
AKA for Hillsborough
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic AKA Type
Belknap Contracting Stem Medium Woodland Valid Type
Bliss Type A Contracting Stem Small Developmental Valid Type
Bliss Type B Contracting Stem Small Developmental Valid Type
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
Canfield
AKA: Conodoquinet - Canfield
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Cascade Shouldered Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cattle Run Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Provisional Type
Cedral (Mexico)
AKA for Attica
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Transitional Archaic AKA Type
Channel Island Barbed Contracting Stem Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Cherokee Contracting Stem Medium Early Archaic Sub-Type of the Hells Gap
Chesapeake Diamond Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Cliffton
AKA: Foyle Flake
Contracting Stem Small Late Prehistory Preform for Perdiz
Coahuila
AKA for Jora
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Coahuila (Collector's Type)
Jora (Provisional Type)
Cogswell Contracting Stem Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Coker Knife
AKA: Will's Point
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Collector Type
Conodoquinet Canfield
AKA: Canfield
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Contra Costa Contracting Stem Small to Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Coquille Broad Neck Contracting Stem Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Coquille Narrow Neck Contracting Stem Small Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Corapeake Contracting Stem Small Woodland Valid Type
Cougar Mountain Contracting Stem Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Cypress Creek - Florida Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Deschutes Knife Contracting Stem Large to Very Large Classic Collector Type
Desmuke Contracting Stem Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Dickson
AKA: Adena Dickson
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Dudley
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Mansion Inn / Wayland variant
Dunn
AKA: Shouldered Gary
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Transitional Archaic Collector Type
Dutch Harbor Stemmed Contracting Stem Small to Medium Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Duval   Contracting to Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late Woodland to Early Woodland Valid Type
Ebenezer
AKA: Rudimentary Stemmed
Contracting Stem Small Woodland Valid Type
Excelsior Contracting Stem to  Ovoid Medium to Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Flint River Spike Ovoid / Contracting Stem Small to Medium Middle to Late Woodland Valid Type
Foyle Flake
AKA for Cliffton
Contracting Stem Small Late Prehistoric Preform for Perdiz / AKA Type
Friley Expanding Bifurcated to Contracting Stem Small Prehistoric / Mississippian Valid Type
Gary Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Gatecliff Contracting Stem Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Gibson
AKA: Hardee Type II
(Hardee Variant)
Contracting Stem Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Hardee variant
Gobernadora Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Goose Creek Contracting Stem Medium Late Woodland to Mississippian Collector Type
Guilford Stemmed
AKA: Briar Creek
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Gypsum Cave
AKA: Lobo, Park Point
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Hale Contracting Stem Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Hardee Beveled
AKA: Hardee Type I
Contracting Stem Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Hardee Type II
AKA for Gibson
Contracting Stem Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic AKA Type
Hebron
AKA for Turkeytail Hebron
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland AKA Type
Hidden Valley
AKA: Rice Contracting Stem
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Hillsborough
AKA: Bat Wing
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Houx . Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Jora Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
AKA: Coahuila - Collector Type
Karnak Blade Contracting Stem / Ovoid Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Kiokee Creek Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Koens Crispin Contracting Stem Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Lake Mohave Contracting Stemmed Medium Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Langtry Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Langtry Arenosa
AKA: Arenosa
Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
LeFlore
Subtype for Gary
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Gary Subtype
Lehigh Broadspear Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Lobo
AKA for Gypsum Cave
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic AKA type
Lost Island Contracting Stem Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Mabin
Subtype for Gary
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Gary Subtype
Madina Plano Point Contracting Stem Medium Late Paleo Valid Type
Mahkin Shoulder Lanceolate Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic 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
Marion
AKA: Florida Archaic Stemmed
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Mason Contracting Stem Medium to Large Woodland Valid Type
Maybon
Gary Sub-type
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Sub-Type
Melvern
Gary Sub-type
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Sub-Type
Merkle Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic 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 Straight Base Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Muncy Contracting Stem Small to Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Neville Contracting Stemmed Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Newnan Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Nopal Point
AKA for Perdiz
Contracting Stem Small Late Prehistory AKA Type
Ohio Double Notch
AKA for Merkle
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic AKA type
Park Point
AKA for Gypsum Cave
Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic AKA type
Pasco Knife Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Peisker Diamond Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Woodland Valid Type
Pelly Contracting Stem Small Early Archaic Valid Type
Perdiz
AKA: Nopal Point
Contracting Stem Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Pinwah Contracting Stem Small to Medium Late Prehistoric Collector Type
Piscataway Contracting Stem Small to Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Pismo
AKA for Rabbit Island
Contracting Stem Small Transitional Archaic / Developmental AKA Type
Point Sal Barbed Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Provisional Type
Poplar Island Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Putman Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Rabbit Island
AKA: Pismo
Contracting Stem Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Randolph Contracting Stem Small to Medium Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Rice Contracting Stem
AKA for Hidden Valley
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic AKA Type
Rio Grande Contracting Stem to Stemmed Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Riverton
AKA for Robeson Constricting Stem
Contracting Stem Small Late Archaic AKA Type
Robeson Constricting Stem
AKA: Riverton
Contracting Stem Small Late Archaic Valid Type
Rossville Contracting Stem Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Rudimentary Stemmed
AKA for Ebenezer
Contracting Stem Small Woodland AKA Type
Sabine Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Collector Type
Santa Cruz Contracting Stem Small Developmental / Late Prehistoric Collector Type
Schuylkill Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Sierra Contracting Stem Contracting Stem Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Snook Kill Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Standlee Contracting Stem Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Stark Contracting Stem Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Sumter Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Sutter Contracting Stem
Gunther Variant
Contracting Stem Small Developmental to Classic / Late Prehistoric Gunther Variant
Swatara Long
AKA: Savannah River Long
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Taconic  Contracting Stem to Stemmed Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Tallarin Contracting Stem Medium Late Archaic Provisional Type
Turkeytail Hebron
AKA: Hebron
Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Vandenberg Contracting Stem Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Virginville Contracting Stem Medium to Large Middle Archaic 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
Weeden Island
AKA: Safety Harbor Stemmed and Cooley
Contracting Stem Small Late Woodland Provisional Type
Westo Contracting Stem Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Wolf Lake Contracting stem Small to Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Yana / Shasta Complex
Gunther Barbed Variant
Contracting Stem Small Developmental to Historic Cultural Type
Yosemite Contracting Stem Contracting Stem Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Provisional Type