ORIENT FISHTAIL

Description:
slender, gracefully formed point, of medium size with characteristically narrow, lanceolate blade with a flaring "fishtail" stem
Size Range: 3.1 cm - 11.2 cm, predominantly in the 5.1 cm - 6.4 cm range
Cultural Affiliation:
originally named for the Orient Complex of Long Island;  Late Archaic Transitional through Early Woodland periods   
Distribution: Eastern and southern New York, particularly lower Hudson Valley and Long Island;  infrequent occurrences in central New York, southern New England, and northern and central New Jersey

Reference
Ritchie, William A. (1971).  A Typology and Nomenclature for New York Projectile Points.  Bulletin
    Number 384.  New York State Museum Division of Research and Collections.  The University of
    the State of New York.  The State Education Department.



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