Projectile Point Identification Guide

Triangular Projectile Points of North America

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Name Picture Shape Size Cultural Period Validity
Agava Knife
AKA for Mescal Knife
Triangle Medium Late Prehistoric to Historic AKA Type
Aguaje Triangle Small Developmental Valid Type
Ajacan Triangle Small Woodland Provisional Type
Ameila Triangular Medium to Large   Collector Type
Anthon Triangle Small to Medium Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Apache Triangle Small Historic Cultural Type
Archaic Knife Triangle Medium to Large Middle Archaic Collector Type
Archaic Triangle Triangle Small to Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Atlatl Valley Triangle Small to Medium Middle Archaic Collector Type
Badin Triangle Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Baird Beveled Blade
AKA for Tortugas
Triangular Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic AKA Type
Beekman Triangle Small Middle Archaic Valid Type
Benton Blade Triangle Medium to Large Middle Archaic Preform Type
Bolar Mountain Triangle Small Woodland Provisional Type
Brewerton Eared Triangle Side Notch / Triangle Small to Medium Middle Archaic Valid Type
Bronson Triangle Medium to Large Transitional Archaic to Pre-History Valid Type
Buck Gully
Triangle Small Developmental Provisional Type
Bull Creek Triangle Small to Medium Developmental Valid Type
Cactus Hill Triangle Medium Pre-Paleo Provisional Type
Cameron Triangle Small Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Camp Creek Triangle Small to Medium Early to Middle Woodland Valid Type
Canalino
AKA: Canalino Shallow Tail and Coastal Cottonwood
Triangle Small Classic to Historic Valid Type
Cape Smyth Triangle Small to Medium Neoglacial Valid Type
Capron Triangle Small Woodland Provisional Type
Caraway Triangle Small Mississippian to Historic Valid Type
Carrizo Triangle Small to Medium Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Catan Triangle to Ovoid Small Transitional Archaic to Late Prehistory Valid Type
Chestnut
AKA: Elk Garden
Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Provisional Type
Chindadn Triangle to Ovoid Small Paleo - Artic Tradition Valid Type
Clarksville Triangle Small Mississippian Valid Type
Clear Fork Gouge Triangle Medium to Large Archaic Valid Type
Clements Triangle Small Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Cobbs Triangle Medium to Large Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Cohonina Triangle Medium Developmental Valid Type
Cole's Mountain Triangle Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Columbia Mule Ear
AKA: Mule Ear
Triangle Small Classic Valid Type
Conestee Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Copena Triangular
AKA: Florida Copena
Triangle Medium to Large Late Archaic to Woodland Valid Type
Coquille Knife Triangle to Lanceolate Medium Middle Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Cortaro Triangle to Lanceolate Small to Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Cottonwood Triangle Small Developmental to Historic Valid Type
Covington Bi-Face Triangle to Ovoid Medium to Large Middle Archaic Valid Type
Dallas Triangle Triangle Small Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Dane Sharkstooth Triangle Small Early to Middle Woodland Valid Type
Daniels Triangle Triangle Small Mississippian Valid Type
Darl Blade Triangle Medium to Large Transitional Archaic Collector Type
Decatur Blade Triangle Medium Early Archaic Preform
Dos Cabezas Triangle   Developmental Valid Type
Early Triangular Triangle Medium to Large Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
El Muerto Triangle Small   More Information Needed
Elk Garden
AKA: Chestnut Triangular
Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Provisional Type
Ely's Ford Pentagonal Triangle Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Erie Triangle Triangle Small Mississippian Collector Type
Florida Copena Triangle Medium to Large Late Archaic to Early Woodland AKA Type
Fort Ancient Triangle Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Fort Ancient Blade Triangle Medium to Large Mississippian Collector Type
Fort Vincennes
(More Information Needed)
Triangle      
Fresno Triangle Small Historic / Mississippian Valid Type
Friday Bi-Face Triangle Medium to Very Large Late Archaic to Late Prehistoric Valid Type
Gahagan Bi-Face Triangle Large Late Archaic to Late Prehistoric / Woodland Valid Type
Garden Creek Triangular Triangle Small Middle Woodland Valid Type
Garza Triangle Small Late Prehistoric / Classic Valid Type
Glen Meyer Tang Triangle Medium Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type
Guerrero
AKA: Mission Points
Triangle Small to Medium Historic Valid Type
Gunther Triangle
AKA: U-Back
Triangle Small Developmental to Classic Collector Type
Hamilton Triangle Triangle Small Woodland Valid Type
Haywood Triangle Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Hill
(More Information Needed)
Triangle   Middle Archaic  
Hillsboro Triangle Small Historic Valid Type
Hohokam Knife Triangle Medium to Large Developmental Cultural Type
Hunter Brook Triangle Small Middle Archaic Valid Type
Jack's Reef Pentagonal Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Kinney Triangle Medium to Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Levanna Triangle Small to Medium Mississippian Valid Type
Limeton Bifurcated Triangle Small to Medium Early Archaic Provisional Type
Little Egypt Triangle Small Woodland Provisional Type
Mad Sheep Triangle Medium to Large Woodland Provisional Type
Madison Triangle Small Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Manasota Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Collector Type
Matamoros Triangle Small Transitional Archaic to Developmental Valid Type
Maud Triangle Small Mississippian Valid Type
McGloin Triangle Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Mescal Knife
AKA: Agava Knife
Triangle Medium Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Midland
Pomranky Variant
Triangle Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Pomranky Variant
Mineral Springs Triangle Large Mississippian Valid Type
Mission Point
AKA for Guerrero
Triangle Small to Medium Historic AKA type
Monongahela Triangle Small Mississippian Cultural Type
Montgomery Triangle Small Late Woodland Valid Type
Moosehide Triangular Medium Middle Archaic Provisional Type
Mostin Pentagonal Triangle Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Mouse Creek Triangle Small to Medium Late Mississippian Valid Type
Mule Ear
AKA for Columbia Mule Ear
Triangle Small to Medium Classic AKA Type
Newsoms Triangle Small Late Woodland to Mississippian Provisional Type
Occaneechee Triangle Small to Large Mississippian to Historic Cultural Type
O'Leno Triangle Medium Late Woodland Valid Type
Painted Rock Valley Triangle Medium Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic Valid Type
Papago Triangle Small Developmental to Historic Cultural Type
Pee Dee Triangle Small to Medium Late Woodland Valid Type
Pinellas Triangle Small Late Mississippian to Historic Valid Type
Pisgah Triangle Small Mississippian Valid Type
Plains Triangle Triangle Small Classic to Developmental Valid Type
Plateau Pentagonal
AKA: Wasco Knife
Triangle Medium Historic Valid Type
Pomranky Triangle Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Valid Type
Potomac Triangle Triangle Small Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type
Price Ranch Triangle Medium Late Prehistoric to Historic Valid Type
Roanoke Triangle Triangle Medium to Large Late Woodland Valid Type
Safety Harbor Triangle Medium Woodland Valid Type
Saginaw
Pomranky Variant
Triangle Medium Late Archaic to Early Woodland Variant Type
San Gabriel Triangle Large to Very Large Transitional Archaic Valid Type
Sand Mountain Triangle Small Late Woodland to Mississippian Valid Type
Scarem Triangle Small Mississippian Valid Type
Snaketown Triangle Triangle Small Developmental Valid Type
Snappit Triangle Triangle Small to Medium Early to Middle Archaic Valid Type
Sobaipuri Triangle Small Developmental to Historic Cultural Type
South Appalachian Pentagonal Triangle Small to Medium Woodland Valid Type
Squibnocket Triangle Triangle Medium Late Archaic Valid Type
Starr Triangle Small Late Prehistory Valid Type
Talco Triangle Small to Medium Late Prehistoric to Historic / Mississippian Valid Type
Taylor Thinned Base
AKA for Tortugas
Triangle Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic AKA Type
Tortugas
AKA: Baird Beveled Blade and Taylor Thinned Blade
Triangle Medium to Large Middle to Late Archaic Valid Type
Transylvania Triangle Triangle Medium to Large Early Woodland Valid Type
Triangular Knife Triangle Medium to Large Late Archaic Collector Type
Turney Triangle Small to Medium Historic Valid Type
U-Back
AKA for Gunther Triangle
Triangle Small to Medium Developmental AKA Type
Uwharrie Triangle Small Woodland Valid Type
Valina Triangle to Ovoid Small Woodland Collector Type
Vincent Triangle Triangle Small Woodland Cultural Type
Yadkin Triangle Small to Medium Late Woodland to Early Mississippian Valid Type