Quartz Projectile Points

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Title

Quartz Projectile Points

Subject

Artifacts

Description

These quartz projectile points were found at a Late Woodland site in Halifax County in the southern Piedmont. They are mostly triangular and made from vein quartz or quartz crystal. Triangular points became dominant in the Middle and Late Woodland periods and are thought to be associated with the widespread use of the bow and arrow during this time. The fifth specimen in the third row is an Early Archaic LeCroy point, and the second specimen in the fourth row is made of smoky quartz and is an earlier variety.

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Date

3000 B.C.E. - 1600 C.E.

Format

.JPG, 936 × 1260

Type

Image

Coverage

Halifax County

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

936 × 1260

Files

44HA0065_Donald_Probst_triangles_points_general.jpg

Citation

“Quartz Projectile Points,” Virginia Indian Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://virginiaindianarchive.org/items/show/493.

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