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Name Details:
Named By:  William A. Richie
Named For: Type Site
Date Identified:  1965
Type Site: Squibnocket Pond, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Squibnocket Stemmed

Commonly Utilized Material:
quartz and rhyolite

Cultural Period:   
4,500 - 4,000 B.P.
Late Archaic

Glacial Period:

Outline is Representative of Size and Shape:

Squibnocket Stemmed
Description of Physical Characteristics and Flaking Pattern:

This is a thick small to medium lanceolate stemmed point with an elliptical cross section.  The blade is thick narrow and may vary from slightly excurvate to straight.  The shoulders are weak and at an upward angle.  One shoulder is commonly more prominent than the other shoulders.  The stem is long and may range from straight to slightly contracting with a convex base.  This point has a random flaking pattern.

Size Measurements:  Length - 35 to 50 mm (average 40 mm),  Stem Length -10 to 17 mm,  Blade Width - 12 to 18 mm (average 15 mm), Stem Width - 11 to 14 mm

Distribution Comments:
This point is primarily found in Massachusetts and southern New York and into the surrounding region.
Similar Points:
Lamoka, Merrimack, Piney Island, Taconic Stemmed
Related / Associated Points:
Squibnocket Triangle
Additional Comments:


Other points in this Cluster:
Point Validity:    Valid Type

Richie was a prominent anthropologist who served as the state archaeologist for the State of New York, the State Museum and Science Service.  He excavated over 100 sites in the state of New York and published over 150 professional publications.  He named this type in a professional publication and this type has many professional references.  This is considered a valid type.


Age Details:
Pictures Provided By:
Erich Medenbach
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References: (See Reference Page, Entry Number):

23, 30, W11
Squibnocket Stemmed Projectile Point, Squibnocket Stemmed Arrowhead