Archaic Points

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Title

Archaic Points

Subject

Artifacts

Description

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)

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

3000 - 1200 B.C.E.

Format

.JPG, 809 × 524

Type

Image

Coverage

Henry County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

809 × 524

Files

44HR0003_archaic_points.jpg

Citation

“Archaic Points,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed August 19, 2022, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/350.

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