Stone Age Spear and Arrow Points of the Midcontinental and Eastern United States: A Modern Survey and Reference

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1995 - History - 288 pages
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"This is an important new reference work for the professional archaeologist as well as the student and collector." --Central States Archaeological Journal

"Justice... admirably synthesizes the scientific information integrating it with the popular approach. The result is a publication that readers on both sides of the spectrum should enjoy as well as comprehend." --Choice

"... an indispensable guide to the literature. Attractive layout, design, and printing accent the useful text.... it should remain the standard reference on point typology of the midwest and eastern United States for many years to come." --Pennsylvania Archaeologist

Archaeologists and amateur collectors alike will rejoice at this important reference work that surveys, describes, and categorizes the projectile points and cutting tools used in prehistory by the Indians in what are now the middle and eastern sections of the United States, from 12,000 B.C. to the beginning of the historic period. Mr. Justice describes over 120 separate types of stone arrowheads and spear points according to period, culture, and region. His detailed drawings show how Native Americans shaped their tools, what styles were peculiar to which regions, and how the various types can best be identified. There are over 485 drawings organized by type cluster and other identifying characteristics. The work also includes distribution maps and 111 examples in color.

  

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This is a fantastic resource to aid in the identification of projectile points. I have owned it for 18 years and it is my "go to" book. I recommend it highly.
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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
Type Descriptions and Type Clusters 6 Age
11
Clovis Cluster
17
Clafis 17 Ross County 21 Redstone 22 Delxrt
24
Lanceolate Piano Cluster
30
Beaver Lake 35 Quad 36 Dalton
40
Hardin Barbed Cluster
51
Thebes 54 St Charles 57 Lost Lake
58
Late Archaic Stemmed Cluster
133
Nebo Hill Cluster
139
Wadlow 143 Pomranky
145
Ledbetter Stemmed 149 Pickwick
153
Genesee Cluster
159
Turkeytail Cluster
173
Terminal Archaic Barbed
179
Kramer 184 Cresap Stemmed 187 Robbins
187

67 Osceola
69
Kirk Corner Notched 71Stilwell 72 Palmer
81
Kirk Stemmed 82 Kirk Serrated
82
St Abans Side Notched
90
LeCroy Bifurcated Stem 91 Lake Erie Bifurcated
96
Eva I 100 Eva II
103
Benton Cluster
111
Matanzas Cluster
119
Lamoka Cluster
127
Little Rear Creek 196 Cypress Stemmed
197
Snyders 201 Affinis Snyders
204
Unnotched Pentagonal Cluster 215
228
Alba Cluster
235
Appendix Selected Projectile Point
241
References
257
Index of Projectile Point Types
285
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About the author (1995)

Noel D. Justice is Curator of Collections of the Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology at Indiana University.

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