Quartz Projectile Points

Title

Quartz Projectile Points

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.

Date Created

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

Source

Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, VA

Format

Photograph

Physical Dimension

936 × 1260

Coverage

Halifax County