6 Projectile Point Styles from U.S. Sites

Popularly known as “arrowheads”, projectile points are what’s left of early Native American weaponry. American Artifacts Blog has featured six projectile points starting from the earliest period (Paleoindian) to pre-Colonial Contact (Mississippian). Revisit each post to understand how size, shape and material can reveal interesting patterns of past human behavior.

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1. Fluted Points- Skare Site, WI

Fluted Projectile Points on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/09/06/fluted-points-skare-site-wi/

2. Paleoindian Eden Points- Sweetwater County, WY

Paleoindian Eden Points on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/02/17/paleoindian-eden-points-sweetwater-countywy/

3. Paleoindian Chert Point- Johnson County, IA

Paleoindian Chert Point on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/02/07/paleoindian-chert-point-iowa/

4. Obsidian Projectile Points- Game Creek, WY

Obsidian Projectile Points on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/02/21/obsidian-projectile-points-game-creek-wy/

5. Chipped Stone Points- Caddo Sites, AK

Chipped Stone Points on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/07/14/chipped-stone-points-caddo-sites-ak/

6. Mississippian Projectile Points- Taylor Mound Site, MS

Mississippian Projectile Points on American Artifacts Blog
Original Post: https://americanartifacts.blog/2017/03/17/mississippian-projectile-points-taylor-mound-site-ms/

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