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Beaver Tail

(generic term for a variety of stemmed points including Adena)


Associated Dates: 9000 – 8500 Y.B.P.



Associated Dates: 3500 – 2500 Y.B.P.


ABOVE: BEEK01: Beekman point; Charleston, Rhode Island; 0.78 inches (19.8mm). Source: CreekBed Museum (private collection; http://creekbed.org/collection/index.htm)


Associated Dates: 10,500 – 8000 Y.B.P.


BELEN POINT THUMBNAIL GALLERY (12 images: 6 source images/6 thumbnails)

Belen 1 Belen 2 Belen 3 Belen 4
Belen 05 Belen 06


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ABOVE: BELEN01: Belen point; Wise Co., Texas; 1.63 inches (40.75mm); Yeso flint

ABOVE: BELEN02: Belen point; “It is complete, but resharpened. More than likely it was originally twice as long as it is now. The outside edge (in either image) has been reworked. This is evident by the lack of lateral edge grinding on this edge, but grinding is present on the other edge and basal concavity. Additionally, the medial ridge is on the left side of center in the right image. It has been moved to the left of center by the resharpening process which also created the diagonal flake scars on the blade. Diagonal scars are not characteristic of Belen points. In the center of the blade in the left image are remnants of the bifacial work that was not removed by the final pressure shaping flakes. This makes the point plano-convex in this area of the point, however, the base is symmetrical in cross-section. The point was made from Cumbres Pass chert.” – Tony Baker

ABOVE: BELEN03: Belen point; "This complete point has also been resharpened. It is identical to the one in Image 1 except it is a little rougher around the edges. This is probably due to the gravel environment in which it was found. The base is plano-convex in cross-section with the left image being the flat face. Note the large biface thinning flake scar in the lower left corner of the face. The lateral edges and proximal edge are ground. The lithic material contains fossils that appear to be fusilinids." – Tony Baker

ABOVE: BELEN04: a resharpened Belen point. Source: Tony Baker

ABOVE: BELEN05: Belen point; Cheyenne Co., Colorado; 1.5 inches (38.1mm); first of two views. Source: Chris Merriam, Arrowheadsonline dot com

ABOVE: BELEN06: second of two views of Belen point described above. Source: Chris Merriam, Arrowheadsonline dot com

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(general holding category only)

Associated Dates: various


Associated Dates: 7000 – 5000 Y.B.P.


General Description: Bell - Named by W.M. Sorrow, H.J. Shafer and R.E. from examples found in 1964 at the Landslide Site, Stillhouse Hollow Reservoir, Bell County, Texas. Primarily Central Texas extending into South Texas.

BELL POINT THUMBNAIL GALLERY (10 images: 5 source images/5 thumbnails

Bell 1 Bell 2 Bell 3
Bell 4 Bell 05















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ABOVE: BELL01: Bell point; no other details

ABOVE: BELL02: Bell point, missing distal portion; Texas. Source: Texasarrowheads dot com


ABOVE, LEFT: BELL03: Bell point; no other details
ABOVE, RIGHT: BELL04: Bell point, missing both ears; Kincaid Shelter, Texas

ABOVE: BELL05: Bell point; Texas. Source: Texasarrowheads dot com

End of Bell - Complete


Associated Dates: 3000 –1600 Y.B.P.


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