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  • Guilford Lanceolote

    GUILFORD
    Type : Lanceolate
    Time Period : Middle Archaic 5,000 BC-4,000 BC
    Description: Guilford Lanceolate. The Guilford Lanceolate projectile point type is defined by "a long, slender, but thick blade with straight, rounded, or concave base" (Coe 1964:43). Coe (1964:44, 118), based upon excavations at the Doerschuk and Gaston sites in North Carolina, has suggested that the Guilford Lanceolate type dates from about 5,000-4,000 B.C. (i.e., Middle Archaic period).
    http://www.rla.unc.edu/Publications/.../TechRep26.pdf
    Distribution: found throughout the Carolinas and into adjoining states
    Guilford contains four subtypes

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    Guilford Round Base
    Photo from the collection of Sam Hartis

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    Guilford Straight Base
    Photo by Butch Wilson

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    Guilford Yuma or Contracted Base
    Photo by Butch Wilson

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    Guilford Stemmed
    Photo by Butch Wilson

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    Archaic Guilfords
    Posted by [Butch Wilson]

    Here are a few North Carolina Guilford points from Guilford county. Click image for larger version

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    Posted by [Hoss]
    Nice looking Guilford points Butch. That bottom left one to me looks late Paleo. I know I said the before but seeing it with your others really makes me feel that way again. It seems to have basal edge grinding and the flaking looks more controlled than the others pictured. I will bet it is a bit thinner than the others too. Click image for larger version

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    Borrowed you picture to show what I see as edge grind.
    None of the others look that smooth.

    Posted by [Butch Wilson]
    That one was recycled into a Hafted Scraper, known as a yuma base and thought to be an early guilford. Good eye, the base does appear to be ground.

    I really wish this Guilford Yuma had been complete, the plow is a friend and the devil all at the same time! Still looking for the rest. Click image for larger version

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    Guilfords are pretty common around my neck of the woods, a few variations in that frame.

    Here is a link from Arrowheads.com resource page on "The Archaic Guilford People"
    http://www.arrowheads.com/index.php/...uilford-people




    Guilfords and Morrow Mountains
    Posted by [gregszybala]

    These examples are shared by Shartis

    "I have been sorting out my boxes of stuff I have picked up over the years trying to organize a little better. Here are all the better quartz mostly Guilfords and Morrow Mountains I sorted out. They kind of added up over the years. I am going to frame some of them up soon. They all came from around York and Chester County. 36 years of looking. They are the most common type around here. Up until the mid 80's about all the land around was open to the public under game management and the paper companies would cut hundreds of acres at a time then bulldoze and plow it all up. Lot of places to look back then and lots of farm fields. Things have change a lot now it is a lot harder to find bare dirt. Thanks for the look." Click image for larger version

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