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Abasolo

Time Period: Early to Middle Archaic, 7000-5000 B.P.

Location: Primarily South Texas and Northeastern Mexico

Description: A medium size, triangular point with a rounded base. The blade can be beveled on one side of each face and the base is often thinned for hafting.

Adena

Time Period: Late Archaic to Woodland, 3000-1200 B.P.

Location: Midwestern States

Description:

A medium to large size triangular point. Stem sides are parallel with rounded to square base.

Agate Basin

Time Period: Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic, 10,500-8000 B.P.

Location: An area from Montana to New Mexico, East to Pennsylvania

Description: A high quality Lanceolate blade, with ground base and random to parallel flaking.

Agee

Named after W. P. Agee, Jr.

Time Period: Mississippian, 1200-700 B.P.

Location: Midwestern States

Description: Small to medium size, narrow, corner notched arrow point. Barbs expand, and base is strongly convex.

Alba

Named after city of Alba, Wood County, Texas

Time Period: Woodland to Mississippian, 2000-400 B.P.

Location: Eastern Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana

Description: Small triangular point, usually having recurved blade edges, Strong flaring shoulders and a bulbous stem.

Albany Uniface/Biface

Named after Albany Landing, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

Allen

Time Period: Transitional Paleo to Early Archaic, 9000-7500 B.P.

Location: Midwestern States, north to Canada

Description: Narrow Lanceolate point, exhibiting oblique transverse flaking. Base is concave and is ground.

Almagre

Spanish for Red Earth

Time Period: Middle Archaic, 2500-1000 B.P.

Location: Midwestern States

Description: A broad triangular point, with pointed barbs. Base is contracting and can be pointed to rounded. This type is usually thick and crudely made.

Andice

Named after city of Andice, Williamson County, Texas

Time Period: Early Archaic, 8000-5000 B.P.

Location: Southern to Central Texas

Description: A wide, thin triangular point with deep basal notches and tangs extending to base. Bases are usually thinned for hafting.

Angostura

Named after Angostura Reservoir, South Dakota

Time Period: Transitional Paleo to Middle Archaic, 10000-8000 B.P.

Location: Midwest to Western States

Description: Lanceolate blade, with base contracting from near middle of the blades length. Stem edge grinding can be found on most Angosturas.

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