Projectile Point Identification Guide

Side Notch Projectile Points of  North America

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Albany Spokeshave Side Notch Small to Medium Late Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Albion Head
AKA: Mendocino Side Notch
Side Notch Medium Middle to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Ansell Side Notch Medium Early to Middle Woodland Valid Type
Archaic Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Armijo Side Notch / Auriculate Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Avonlea Carmichael
AKA: Carmichael
Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental Valid Type
Avonlea Gull Lake
AKA: Gull Lake
Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental Valid Type
Avonlea Timber Ridge
AKA: Timber Ridge
Side Notch Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental Valid Type
Awatovi Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Bear River Side Notch Small Late Developmental to Classic Valid Type
Besant Side Notch Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Big Sandy Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Big Sandy Broad Base Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Big Sandy Contracting Base / Big Sandy Auriculate Side Notch / Bifurcated Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Big Sandy E Notch
AKA: Key Notch
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Big Sandy Leighton Base
AKA: Leighton
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Billings Double Spur Side Notch Small Historic Valid Type
Bitterroot Side Notch Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Black Sand
AKA for Godar
Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic AKA Type
Bolen Type 1 (Side Notch) Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Recurve Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Bevel Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen Extended Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Bolen E-Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Bonito Side Notch Small Developmental (Pueblo II and III) Valid Type
Brewerton Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Brewerton Eared Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Brewerton Eared Triangle Side Notch / Triangle Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Brodhead Side Notch Side to Corner Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Brunswick Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Buck Taylor Notch
AKA: Red Horn
Side Notch Small Historic Valid Type
Buffalo Gap Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Bullen Knife Side  to Corner Notch Medium Woodland Collector Type
Cache River Side Notch Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cahokia Side Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Camas Creek
(More Information Needed)
Side to Corner Notch Small Developmental
Caracara Side Notch Small to Medium Late Prehistory Valid Type
Carmichael
AKA for Avonlea Carmichael
Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental AKA Type
Carter Corner to Side Notch Medium to Large Woodland Provisional Type
Cherry Gulch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Chesterfield Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Collector Type
Chiricahua Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Chuckatuck Side Notch to Auriculate Medium Transitional Paleo Provisional Type
Citrus Side Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Classic Valid Type
Clagett Side Notch Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Clear Lake Side Notch Small Developmental to Classic Valid Type
Clikapudi Corner to Side Notch Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Cold Springs Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Collier Side Notch Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Collins Side Notch Small Woodland Valid Type
Coosa Side Notch Side Notch Medium Woodland Valid Type
Cut Bank Jaw Notch Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Damron Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Dardanelle Side Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Collector Type
Deep Water
AKA for Sonota and Sahnish
Side Notch Medium Developmental / Woodland AKA Type
Des Moines Side Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Desert Side Notch Small Classic Valid Type
Desert Delta Side Notch Small Classic Valid Type
Desert Redding Side Notch Small to Medium Classic Valid Type
Desert Sierra Side Notch Small Classic Valid Type
Diablo Canyon Side Notch Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Dry Prong Side Notch Small Developmental - Prehistory Valid Type
Durango Side Notch Small Late Archaic Valid Type
Dutch Harbor Side Notch Side Notch Medium Aleutian Tradition Valid Type
Eagle Lake
California
Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic More Information Needed
Early Ovoid Knife Side Notch / Ovoid Medium to Very Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Ecusta
AKA: Escusta
Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Edgefield Scraper Corner to Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Elko Side Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Emigrant Side Notch Small Developmental / Late Prehistory Valid Sub-Type of Plains Side Notch
Escusta
AKA for Ecusta
Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic AKA Type
Faulkner Side Notch Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Figueroa Side Notch Small to Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Fish Slough Side Notch Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Florida Greenbrier
(Concave Base)
AKA: Osceola Greenbrier, Nipple Point
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Florida Greenbrier
(Nipple Base)
AKA: Osceola Greenbrier, Nipple Point
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Foresthill Notched Side Notch Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Fountain Bar Side to Corner Notch Small to Medium Transitional Archaic to Historic Collector Type
Fountain Creek Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Freeheley Corner to Side Notch Medium Late to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Fulton
AKA Turkey Tail Fulton
Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Galt Side Notch Medium Late Woodland / Developmental Collector Type
Gatlin
AKA: Hohokam
Side Notch Medium Prehistoric / Classic Valid Type
Geneill
AKA for San Patrice Geneill
Auriculate / Side Notch Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic AKA Type
Godar
AKA: Black Sand
Side Notch Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Goddard Side Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Collector Type
Gowen Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Graham Cave Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Greenbrier Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Greenville Creek Side Notch Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Provisional Type
Gull Lake
AKA for Avonlea Gull Lake
Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Late Woodland / Developmental AKA Type
Halifax Side Notch to Expanding Stem Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Hanna Northern
AKA: Northern Hanna
Side Notch to Expanding Stem Medium Late Archaic Collector Type
Hansford Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Hardaway Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Hardaway Palmer Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Harrell Side Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Harrison
AKA for Turkeytail Harrison
Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland AKA Type
Haskell Side Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Hawes
(More Information Needed)
Side Notch Medium to Large Woodland  
Hellgrammite Side Notch Small to Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Hemphill Side Notch Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Hickory Ridge Side Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Howard County Side Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Hunt
(More Information Needed)
Side Notch Medium Late Archaic  
Irvine Side Notch Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
Jackson Side Notch Small Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Jalama Side Notch Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Kamloops Side Notch Side Notch Small Pre-Historic to Historic Valid Type
Keithville
AKA: San Patrice Keithville Variety
Side Notch Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic AKA Type
Keota Side to Corner Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Kessell
AKA: Kessel
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Kin Kletso
(Pueblo Side Notch Sub-Type)
Side Notch Small Classic Valid Type
Klunk Side Notch Small Woodland Valid Type
Knight Island Side Notch Medium Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type
Leighton
AKA for Big Sandy Leighton
Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic AKA type
Lewis Side Notch Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
Little Sioux Side Notch Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Logan Creek Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Lookingbill Side Notch Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Madeline Dunes
AKA for Northern Side Notch
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic AKA / Site Specific Type
Madison Side Notch Side Notch Medium Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Madonna Side Notch Small Classic - Historic Valid Type
Magic Mountain Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Maljamar Side Notch Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Mallory Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Martis Side Notch Medium Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Matanzas Side Notch Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
McCurtain Side Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Provisional Type
Meadowood
AKA: Hodges (Michigan)
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Woodland Valid Type
Merrybelle Side Notch (Var. II) Side Notch Small to Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Milanville Ground Side Notch
(More Information Needed)
Side Notch Medium Archaic  
Mills Side Notch Small Mississippian Provisional Type
Mimbre Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Nanticoke Side Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Nanton Wide Round Base Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Nawthis Side Notch Medium Developmental Valid Type
Need Stemmed Lanceolate Side Notch Medium to Large Transitional Archaic Provisional Type
Neff Side Notch Small to Medium Transitional Archaic Provisional Type
Newton Falls Side Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Nightfire Side Notch Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Collector Type
Nomini Side Notch Small to Medium Late Middle Woodland Valid Type
Northern Side Notch
AKA: Silent Snake
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Nyack Side Notch Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Opossum Bay Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Osceola Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Osceola Greenbrier
AKA for Florida Greenbrier (Concave Base)
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic AKA type
Osceola Greenbrier
AKA for Florida Greenbrier
(Nipple Base)
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic AKA type
Otter Creek Side Notch Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Oxbow
AKA: Parkdale (Minnesota)
Side Notch / Bifurcated Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Paisano Side Notch Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Panoche Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Paskapoo
Plains Side Notch Variant
Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Pekisko
Plains Side Notch Variant
Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Pigeon Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Woodland Valid Type
Piqunin Side Notch Small Historic Collector Type
Plains Side Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Classic to Historic Valid Type
Pocola Side Notch / Bifurcated Small Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type
Point of the Pines Side Notch Small Developmental / Late Prehistoric Provisional Type
Port Maitland Side Notch Small Middle Woodland Valid Type
Prairie Side Notch Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Pueblo Side Notch Side Notch Small Classic to Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Raccoon Creek Side Notch Medium Woodland Valid Type
Raddatz Side Notch Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Red Horn
AKA for Buck Taylor
Side Notch Small Historic AKA Type
Reed Side Notch Small Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Rice Shallow Notch Side Notch Medium to Large Woodland Valid Type
Ridge Ruin Side Notch Small Late Prehistoric / Developmental Valid Type
Robinson Side Notch Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Rocker Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Rocker Side Notch- Elko Variant Side to Corner Notch Medium Late to Transitional Archaic Variant Type
Rocker Sudden Variant Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Variant Type
Rose Springs Side Notch Side Notch Small Late Prehistoric / Developmental Valid Type
Rowan Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Collector Type
Roxana Side Notch Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Rustad Quarry Side to Corner Notch Small Early Archaic Valid Type
Sacaton Side Notch Small Developmental Collector 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
San Patrice Keithville Variety
AKA: Keithville
Side Notch Small to Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
San Rafael Side Notch Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Sattler Side Notch to Expanding Stem Small Developmental / Late Prehistoric Collector Type
Sauceda Side Notch Side Notch Small Classic / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Savage Cage Side Notch Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Schrugtown Side Notch Small Middle Mississippian Valid Type
Schustorm Side Notch Small Late Woodland to Mississippian False Type
Shaunavon Truncated Base Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Silent Snake
AKA for Northern Side Notch
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic AKA type
Simonsen Side Notch Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Sitgreaves Serrated Side Notch Small Developmental / Prehistory Valid Type
Snaketown Side Notch Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Sonota
AKA: Deep Water and Sahnish
Side Notch Medium Developmental / Woodland Valid Type
Squaw Mountain Side Notch Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Collector Type
Stockton Side Notch Side Notch Small to Medium Developmental / Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Stott Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Sublet Ferry Side Notch Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Sudden Side Notch Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Swift Current Fishtail Side Notch Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
Sylvan Lake Side Notch to Expanding Stem Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Tama Side Notch Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Taylor Side Notch Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Temporal Side Notch Small Developmental
Pueblo II and III
Valid Type
Texecoco Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Thebes Square Notch Corner to Side Notch Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Thebes E Notch
AKA: Keyhole Thebes
Side Notch Medium to Large Early Archaic Valid Type
Tompkins Side/Corner Notch One side side notch
One side corner notch
Small Developmental Valid Type
Toyah Side Notch Small Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Tuolumne Notched Side Notch Large Late to Transitional Archaic Provisional Type
Tupelo
AKA for Turkeytail Tupelo
Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic AKA Type
Turin Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Turkeytail Fulton
AKA: Fulton
Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Turkeytail Harrison
AKA: Harrison
Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Turkeytail Tupelo
AKA: Tupelo
Side Notch Medium to Large Late Archaic Collector Type
Uinta Side Notch Small Developmental Valid Type
Union Side Notch Side Notch to Auriculate Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Upper Valley Side Notch
AKA for Damron
Side Notch Small to Medium Early Archaic AKA Type
Van Lott Side Notch Medium Early Archaic Valid Type
Ventana Side Notch
AKA:L Luepp Side Notch and Squaw Mountain
Side Notch Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Vestal Notched Corner Notch to Side Notch Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Waller Knife Side Notch to Stemmed Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Walnut Canyon Side Notch Small Developmental to Late Prehistoric Provisional Type
Wanda Side Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Waratan Side Notch Medium to Large Woodland Valid Type
Washington Side Notch Small Woodland Provisional Type
Washita Side Notch Small Mississippian Valid Type
Washita Peno Side Notch Small Mississippian Provisional Type
Webster Side Notch Small Mississippian Provisional Type
White Mountain Side Notch Side Notch Small Classic to Historic Provisional Type
White River Side Notch Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Whiteshell Side Notch Side Notch Medium Early Woodland Valid Type
Willits Side Notch Medium to Large Late to Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Winitu / Desert Redding
Side Notch Small to Medium Historic Cultural Type
Wolf Creek Side Notch Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Yadkin Eared Side Notch Small to Medium Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type
Yavapai Side Notch
Desert Sierra
Side Notch Small Developmental to Historic Cultural Type