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  • Snook Kill/Atlantic Broadpoint

    The Snook Kill is a Late-Transitional Archaic broad-bladed point, displaying a triangular blade, deeply side notched, with a stem that is wide and which can be square or tapered. Here is Wm. Ritchie's description of this Northeastern type from his New York typology:
    http://collections.nysm.nysed.gov/pr...nook_kill.html
      In New England, these are known as Atlantic Points. They are regarded as the earliest phase of the Broadpoint Tradition in New England.
    The Atlantic/Snook Kill point may have its roots in the Savannah River phase of the Southeastern states and are, like Susquehanna Broadpoints, regarded as intrusive in the New England region. Blades are often asymmetrical from resharpening, and while the shoulders are usually described as well defined, approaching 90 degrees in some cases, many exhibit one rounded or softer shoulder, as do most of the examples shown here. All but one are made of New England argillite or argillaceous slate.
    3 1/2" Atlantic knife form, RI:

      Typical examples, all from coastal sites in RI:


    Left, water worn Normanskill Chert, right, argillaceous slate:

    Well made felsite example retipped(rounded)

    Rhode Island

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    Various flints. Litchfield County CT field finds. Found all four on this post on the same day in 1997

    Normanskill Flint example that has seen some resharpening. Litchfield County CT
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      I really need top take some better pictures Here is another from Litchfield Co CT
      Both pictures are the same point.


      TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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        Group of personal find Snook Kill Points All from one site location in Litchfield Co. CT

        TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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          Translucent yellow quartzite, Chicopee Falls, Ma.


          Rhode Island

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