SUSQUEHANNA BROAD POINTS

Description:
broad, largely percussion flaked points;  blade is triangular in shape with a straight or slightly concave base with grinding present from the tangs to the corners at the base
Size Range:  most often between 3.8 cm and 10.2 cm, though both smaller and much larger specimens are known
Cultural Affiliation:
Transitional, Late Archaic to Early Woodland
Distribution: predominance in the  Susquehanna Valleys in both New York and Pennsylvania;  northern Delaware River drainage, Hudson and Mohawk River Valleys, Finger Lakes region

The point at far right represents the Susquehanna Bifurcate which may indicate an earlier variant of the type dating to the Middle Archaic period.

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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