Because archaeologists have been able to organize stone projectile point types into the order in which each type was used, they can often use stone points to date sites at which they were found. 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. (Photo enhanced)
Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA
3000 - 1200 B.C.E.
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“Archaic Points,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 19, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/350.