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  • Levanna

    A very common Northeastern point type is the Levanna. They are equilateral triangles with a slightly concave base. Blade edges are usually straight. The Levanna is diagnostic of the early late woodland period of the Owasco cultures which preceded the historic Iriquois. The Levanna occurs over most of New England and is morphologically similar to the Carolina's Yadkin point type.
    The Levanna can be made from both local and exotic lithics including several varieties of Quartz, Jasper and Rhyolite.

    The in-situ of the first point above. Photo by Chris Gode:
    Southern Connecticut

  • #2
    Here are three examples of this Late Woodland style. These are from coastal sites in Rhode Island. From left to right, the materials are quartz, hornfels, and red felsite.

    View showing basal thinning on the quartz point in previous photo.
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    Rhode Island


    • #3
      The Levanna point also has a Wiki page:
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      • #4
        Here is the type description from William Ritchie's New York typology, last revised in 1971. Note there is a link to more illustrated examples:

        The description from lithics-net:
        The description from Maryland typology guide:
        Last edited by CMD; 11-09-2019, 04:36 PM.
        Rhode Island


        • #5

          There is one that was used as a drill. Western CT find. Looks like its made of Basalt.

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