Projectile Point Identification Guide

Ovoid Projectile Points of North America

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Abasolo Ovoid Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Adena Blade Ovoid Large Late Archaic to Woodland Preform Type
Alpine Ovoid Medium Archaic Provisional Type
Anagula Blade Ovoid     Valid Type
Angostura Zella
AKA for Zella
Ovoid Medium to Large Late Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Banks
AKA for Nodena Banks
Ovoid Medium Late Mississippian AKA Type
Black Creek
(Need More Information)
Ovoid Small to Medium Late Archaic Provisional Type
Boats Blade Ovoid Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Burroughs Ovoid Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Caddo Blade Ovoid Very Large Mississippian Collector Type
Cascade Ovoid Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cascade Bi-Point
AKA: Kennwick
Ovoid / Bi-Point Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cascade Knife Ovoid Medium to Very Large Early to Middle Archaic Collector Type
Catan Triangle to Ovoid Small Transitional Archaic to Late Prehistory Valid Type
Chindadn Triangle to Ovoid Small Paleo - Artic Tradition Valid Type
Chumash
AKA for Malaga Cove
and
Coastal Cottonwood
Ovoid Small to Medium Developmental AKA Type
Cinmar
AKA: Laurel Leaf
Ovoid Large Paleo Provisional Type
Cleburne Ovoid Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Coastal Cottonwood Leaf
AKA for Malaga Cove
and Chumash
Ovoid Small to Medium Developmental AKA Type
Copena Round Base Ovoid Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Copsey Bi-Point Ovoid Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type (possible re-worked Excelsior points)
Cottonwood Leaf Ovoid Small Developmental to Historic Valid Type
Covington Bi-Face Triangle to Ovoid Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cowhouse Slough Ovoid Medium to Large Transitional Paleo Valid Type
Crisp Ovoid Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Duck River Blade   Ovoid Very Large Mississippian Valid Type
Dutch Harbor Bi-Point Ovoid Medium to Large Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Dutch Harbor Ovoid Ovoid Medium to Large Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Early Leaf Ovoid Medium to Very Large Early Archaic More Information Needed
Early Ovoid Knife Side Notch / Ovoid Medium to Very Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic 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
Florida Spike Ovoid Small to Medium Middle to Late Woodland Valid Type
Four Bevel Knife
AKA for Harahey
Ovoid / Diamond Large Mississippian AKA Type
Gold Hill Ovoid Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Granbury Ovoid Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Greene Ovoid Medium Late Woodland Valid Type
Guilford Round Base Ovoid Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Harahey
AKA: Four Bevel Knife
Ovoid Large Mississippian Valid Type
Hare Bi-Face
AKA: Parallel Edge Knife
4D Thinned Bi-Face
Ovoid Medium to Large Late Archaic Valid Type
Karnak Blade Contracting Stem / Ovoid Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Kennewick
AKA for Cascade Bi-Point
Ovoid Medium to Large Transitional Paleo AKA type
Kerrville Knife Ovoid Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Collector Type
Lerma Bi-Point Ovoid Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Lerma Round Base Ovoid Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Little Pico Creek
(More Information Needed)
Ovoid Large Transitional Archaic to Developmental Provisional Type
Mahaffey Ovoid Medium Transitional Paleo Collector Type
Mahkin Shoulder Lanceolate Contracting Stem to Ovoid Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Malaga Cove Leaf
AKA: Chumash and Coastal Cottonwood
Ovoid Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
McKee
AKA: Keel Scrapper
Ovoid Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Modesto
AKA: Karnak Unstemmed
Ovoid Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Morrow Mountain Round Base Ovoid Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Morton Lanceolate Ovoid Medium Woodland Cache Blade / Preform
Nodena
AKA: Willow Leaf
Ovoid Medium Late Mississippian Valid Type
Nodena Banks
AKA: Banks
Ovoid Medium Late Mississippian Valid Type
North Bi-Face Ovoid Large Late Archaic to Woodland Cache Blade / Preform
Padre Ovoid Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Pelona Ovoid Small Middle Archaic Valid Type
Petalas Blade Ovoid Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Ramey Knife Ovoid Very Large Mississippian Valid Type
Red Ocher Ovoid Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Refugio Ovoid Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Shoshone Knife
AKA for Wahmuza Knife
Ovoid Medium to Large Developmental to Classic AKA Type
Steamboat Lanceolate Ovoid Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Tampa Ovoid Small Late Mississippian to Historic Valid Type
Tennessee River Ovoid Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Collector Type
Tennessee Saw Ovoid Very Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Timponogus Blade Ovoid Medium to Large Developmental to Classic Cultural Type
Trojan Ovoid Small to Medium Developmental to Classic Collector Type
Tulare Lake Bi-Point Ovoid Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Valina Triangle to Ovoid Small Woodland Collector Type
Wahmuza
AKA: Shoshone Knife
Ovoid Medium to Large Developmental to Classic Valid Type
Wealth Blade Ovoid Large to Very Large Developmental to  Historic Valid Type
White Ferry Ovoid Large Early Woodland Collector Type
Wildcat Canyon Ovoid Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Young Ovoid Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Zella
AKA: Zella Angostura
Ovoid Medium to Large Late Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type