Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Acknowledgments

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p. ix

This guide would not have been possible without the cooperation of hundreds of individual artifact collectors who have shared their artifacts and information with me and my colleagues at the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center over the past twenty years. No collection is too large or small to be of interest and to make a contribution to understanding our collective heritage. These collections and those recovered by professionals in the region have spawned innumerable discussions with my associates at MVAC and at...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-5

Projectile points are tips fastened to the ends of spears, darts, and arrow shafts. In prehistoric North America, they were made from a variety of materials, including antler, bone, and copper but most, at least most that have been preserved, were made from stone. The vast majority of these were made by chipping various types of “flint” to shape the projectile point for penetration, cutting, and hafting. Projectile point styles changed through time, much like automobiles from the 1920s look different than those...

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p. 7

Point Features and Terminology

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p. 9

Early Paleo Fluted Spear Points

Clovis

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pp. 13-14

Folsom/Midland

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pp. 15-16

Eastern Fluted (Gainey)

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pp. 17-18

Late Paleo Lanceolate Points

Plainview

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pp. 21-22

Agate Basin

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pp. 23-24

Hell Gap

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pp. 25-26

Frederick/Allen/Browns Valley

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pp. 27-28

Eden/Scottsbluff

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pp. 29-30

Dalton/Quad

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pp. 31-32

Hi-Lo/Price Stemmed/Chesro

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pp. 33-34

Early Archaic Stemmed and Corner-Notched Points

Hardin Barbed

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pp. 37-38

Thebes

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pp. 39-40

St. Charles

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pp. 41-42

Kessell Side-Notched

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pp. 43-44

Kirk Corner-Notched

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p. 45

Middle Archaic Stemmed and Side-Notched Points

Matanzas

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pp. 49-50

Raddatz Side-Notched/Osceola

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pp. 51-52

Late Archaic Stemmed and Corner-Notched Points

Preston Corner-Notched

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p. 55

Durst Stemmed

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p. 57

Early Woodland Stemmed Points

Kramer

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p. 61

Waubesa Contracting Stem/Dickson Broad Blade

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pp. 63-64

Middle Woodland Broad Corner-Notched Points

Snyders Corner-Notched/Manker Corner-Notched

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pp. 67-68

Steuben Expanded Stemmed/McCoy Corner-Notched/ Monona Stemmed

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pp. 69-70

Late Prehistoric Woodland and Oneota Arrowheads

Honey Creek Corner-Notched

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pp. 73-74

Cahokia/Grant Side-Notched

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pp. 75-76

Madison Triangular

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pp. 77-78

Bibliography

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pp. 79-87

Index

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pp. 89-91