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    Named by William Ritchie for the Wading River site in Ny, Wading River points date Late Archaic into Late Woodland, making them poor time markets outside of context. They are small points that can have no shoulders, one shoulder, square to rectangular stem, rounded or lobate base point. They are considered products of a quartz pebble industry (the vast majority in New England were fashioned from quartz pebbles, not cores or quarried stone). Quickly made, this may explain their varying stem shapes. Here is Ritchie's description from the NY typology:
    http://collections.nysm.nysed.gov/pr...ing_river.html
    The following examples are from coastal RI. These may be the most common point type in southeastern New England.

    Argillite(argillaceous slate) is another common lithic used for these points:

    Only 3/4" in length:
    Last edited by CMD; 03-09-2021, 08:36 AM.
    Rhode Island
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