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    Fox Creek Stemmed points date to the Middle Woodland Period. In Ritchie's typology, they were known as Steubenville Stemmed. Some collectors and Eastern typologies still use the Steubenville name. Ritchie and others did not have associated dates with these points and many felt they were Paleo in age. They are known now to be a common Woodland style. Here is Ritchie's description of what are now more correctly known as Fox Creek Stemmed. Disregard the early ages mentioned.

    Description from lithics-net:

    From Maryland typology guide(called Selby Bay points):

    Examples from coastal RI. First example chert found in 2 pieces 3 years apart on a sand bar. Other 2 examples made of quartzite:

    Left to right, felsite from Martha's Vineyard, Ma., felsite repurposed as tool, Kent Co., RI, broad example made of flint from Plymouth, Ma. This last example has a nipple-like top, which is something seen on many Fox Creek points:

    Waterworn quartzite:
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    Last edited by CMD; 05-26-2021, 10:18 PM.
    Rhode Island