Tag Archives: Arrowhead

In Review: Some of our Blog Post Links

Interested in archaeology? There is a lot of information even on this website alone. Looking for something specific, here are some past blog posts that might be of interest. Artifacts Typologies Buttons Eighteenth Century Buttons and More on Eighteenth Century … Continue reading

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The Shape of a Point

by Elizabeth S Paynter  – CART Lab Director There are many characteristics that help categorize a projectile point and identify what time period it was created. Projectile points are in part defined by their shape, specifically looking at the shape of the … Continue reading

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Another Local Projectile Point – Morrow Mountain

by Elizabeth Paynter – Archaeological Lab Director A projectile point type that can be found in Fairfax County is the Morrow Mountain I projectile point. This point has broad triangle shaped blade with a short contracting stem that is somewhat … Continue reading

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Projectile Points – Notched

By Elizabeth Paynter – CART Lab Director As mentioned in prior blog posts, the base or stem of the projectile point is necessary for identification of the specific projectile point type. This kind of stone tool is organized into common stem or base shapes … Continue reading

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Piscataway Points

By Elizabeth Paynter – Lab Director One common point type found in our region is the Piscataway Point. This type of point can be found from Virginia to New Jersey. Projectile points types are defined by certain physical characteristics. The … Continue reading

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