Because archaeologists have been able to organize stone projectile point types into the order in which each type was used, they can often use the points found at a site as information to date that site. This is called relative dating, and is used when an absolute date, such as a radiocarbon date from organic remains, is not available. These stone projectile points are characteristic of the Late Archaic period and are from a site in Henry County in south-central Virginia.
Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA
3000 - 1200 B.C.E.
.JPG, 758 × 484
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758 × 484
“Archaic Points,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 19, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/349.