Clarksville: Top Row: chert, quartzite, chert; Bottom Row: all quartz.
The Clarksville is a very small triangular point, equilateral in shape and almost always made from vein quartz.
The Clarksville point dates to the Late Woodland period, 1400 to 1700 CE. Coe described this type in 1938 as being associated with the historic period in the Clarksville area. In the Roanoke Rapids Basin it was also found associated with the historic Gaston period (Coe 1964).
The Clarksville point is similar to a style defined by Stephenson (1963) at the Accokeek Site which he calls the Potomac point type.
Defined in Literature
This type was originally defined by Coe (1964) based on points recovered from the Gaston site in the Piedmont of North Carolina.
Updated July 23, 2018