Rossville points

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Rossville point

Rossville points are a type of arrowhead first recognized as a unique Native American cultural indicator in 1909 by archaeologists of the American Museum of Natural History. They were named by archaeologist Alanson Skinner after the Rossville section of Staten Island, New York where they were found in the vicinity of the old U.S. Post Office building.

Rossville points are indicative of the very late Archaic, Transitional, and Early Woodland periods, dating from approximately 3300 - 2700 B.P and are usually found in the Chesapeake Bay area, Southern New York, and New England.[1][2][3][4]

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Burial Ridge


  1. ^ Archeology in the Upper Delaware Valley: a study of the cultural chronology of the Tocks Island Reservoir by W. Fred Kinsey
  2. ^ The archaeology of the Tocks Island area by Herbert C. Kraft p. 439
  3. ^ Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, Volumes 3-4 By American Museum of Natural History published 1909 p. 11
  4. ^ The Hudson Valley Regional ReviewA Journal of Regional StudiesMarch 1992 Volume 9, Number 1Archaeological Investigations at the Goat IslandRockshelter: New Light from Old Legaciesby Elizabeth S. Chilton p. 6 [1]

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