Susquehanna: chert, jasper, tuff.
Type Corner Notched Late-Archaic
The Susquehanna is a broad, boldly flaked point of roughly semi-lozenge to rough corner notched shape. The stem is constricted, usually with a concave base.
The Susquehanna point dates to the Late Archaic period, 1800 BCE to 1300 BCE. According to Witthoft (1953) the Susquehanna point is the ancestor of the Perkiomen point. They are both of overlapping ages and there are not any significant differences among them. The Perkiomen point is later than and contemporary to the Susquehanna type.
The Susquehanna point is one of the broad bladed Northeast point types, overlapping in time and preceding the Perkiomen and the Orient Fishtail point.
Defined in Literature
This type was originally defined by Witthoft in 1953, based on points recovered from eastern Pennsylvania (originally called the Susquehanna Broad Spearpoint).
Updated July 23, 2018