Point Type: YADKIN
Also See: Camp Creek, Hamilton Arrow ,
Levanna, Matamoros, O'Leno, Nolichucky, Yadkin Eared

Location: Southeastern and Eastern United States

Associated Dates: 2500 - 500 B.P.- Woodland to Mississippian

General Description: The Yadkin is a small to medium sized, broad based, equilateral, fairly thick, triangular arrowhead with a broad concave base. The blade edges are typically straight however slightly incurvate to slightly excurvate blade edges do exist.

The lithic materials typically used in making the Yadkin point were rhyolite or andesite with some argillite and novaculite. The Yadkin is typically found in Virginia and into the Carolinas.

The Yadkin point ranges in size from 23 mm to 75 mm in length with most examples being between 30 mm and 40 mm in length.

The Yadkin point type was named by Joffre L. Coe for specimens that he found at sites along the Yadkin River in northwestern North Carolina.

This point has a sub-type called the Yadkin Eared which has pronounced auricles or ears at the base. Further north, William A. Ritchie called this point the Levanna type in New York and it is known as the Levanna from Maryland north into New England.

About the Point Above: The point pictured at the top of this page is a large sized classical example of the Yadkin point. This specimen is made from a dark gray and black colored, granular rhyolite. The point measures 42 mm in length, 27 mm at the widest point (across the base) and is 8 mm thick mid blade. The hafting area thins down to 3.5 mm in thickness at the base of the concavity. The base concavity is 6.5 mm deep. The point has a very thick (8 mm) or high spot 10 mm from the center of the base which in the photo above is casting a shadow. The rest of the blade is for the most part 5 mm in thickness. This point was found near the Savannah River in McCormick County, South Carolina. Catalog Number 404-12-C

References: Dragoo (f), Fogleman, Justice, Overstreet, Ritchie, Waldorf

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